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How to Apply for Bio-pesticides 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 the Rwanda Inspectorate, Competition and Consumer Protection Authority regulation (RICA). The business can then apply to get a product registration certificate after a successful trial. General requirements: having a registered local agent - Submission of sample for testing

The processing time is 420 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).

Required attachments (7)

  • A copy of a certificate of registration of the bio-pesticide to be registered from the country of origin or any other country. 

  • Copy the technical dossier as per the data requirements for each category of bio-pesticide annexed. 

  • Drafted label of the product as per labeling requirements 

  • Material safety data sheet of a bio-pesticide 

  • Certificate of analysis of 5 current batches 

  • Copy of a passport 

  • RICA Registration certificate

Optional attachments (3)

  • 1. Proof of Patent status of the pesticide to be registered and expiry date (if applicable) 

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

  • 3. Laboratory tests

Follow these simple steps to apply for Bio-pesticides Registration:

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

2. Select "Bio-pesticides Registration" and click "Apply."

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).

4. Enter the Applicant Details as prompted.

4. Enter the Bio-pesticide Details as prompted.

4. Upload the required attachments in the correct format. 

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

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

7A billing Number/ID (88…) will be generated for payment, Click Pay

8. 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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