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How to Apply for Fertilizer Registration

This service allows a business that would like to sell, or manufacture fertilizer in Rwanda to participate in an efficacy trial after being assessed and approved by Rwanda Inspectorate, Competition and Consumer Protection Authority regulation (RICA). The business will then be issued a product registration certificate after a successful trial.

The processing time is 487 days, and the service costs 10,000 Rwf


  • Applicants with or without an Irembo account can apply for this service.

  • A company or an individual must have a Tax Identification Number (TIN).

  • Applicant should have a valid phone number or email address.

General requirements:

  • Having a registered local agent

  • Submission of sample for testing

Required attachments 8

  • A copy of a certificate of registration of the fertilizer to be registered from the country of origin or any other countries

  • Business Registration certificate from RDB

  • Proof of qualification and contract of technical personnel

  • Certificate of product analysis.

  • Drafted label of the product as per labelling

  • Material safety data sheet of a fertilizer

  • A copy of a passport

  • A copy of your latest Registration certificate

Optional attachments (2)

  • Authorization letter from manufacturer (If applicant is not the product owner)

  • Laboratory tests

Follow these simple steps to apply for fertilizer registration:

1. Visit the Irembo platform at and navigate to the "Trade and Industry" category, Click on “Product Registration.

2. Select "Fertilizer Registration" and click "Apply." to start an application.


3. Download and read the annexed document below and use the information as guidelines for the required attachments for each category of pesticides.

4. Fill in the applicant's details (select if the applicant is the business owner or legal representative, add the age group, and other required personal information).

5. Enter the fertilizer details as prompted.

6. Once you click on “ Add intended use and Dosage” an new tab will appear.Fill in the details as prompted.

7. Upload the required attachments in the correct format. 

Note: Double-check that the uploaded files are in PDF format and meet the size requirements.

8. Verify that the information is accurate, enter a phone number and/or email address, check the verification box, and click "Submit."

9A billing Number/ID (88…) will be generated for payment; click Pay

10. Applicants choose the mode of payment. For more information about payment modes, click here


  • Upon successful submission, the application will be processed by RICA. Applicants will receive an email or SMS notification about any changes in the application status.

  • Once the processing officers approve your application, you will receive your e-certificate via email or can download it on IremboGov platform.

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