The process of Inspection and Grading of tree crops is important due to the following reason:

  1. Economic benefits in both rural and national economies
  2. Health considerations
  3. Commercial considerations

Therefore, all tree crops for exports must be inspected, graded and certified by the Commodity Export Marketing Authority (CEMA) inspectors before it leaves the country. It is done usually within a 14-day time frame before products are to be shipped over to the buyer. The grading and inspection certification that clears the consignment for export expires after 14 days.

Inspection and grading do not have any influence on the quality  of the tree crops but it ensures that what is being marketed is of required quality standards at the world market. 

To read about the inspection and grading regimes for the different tree crops, click on the relevant links below.

COCOA inspection and grading regimes.

COPRA inspection and grading regimes.

NGALI NUT inspection and grading regimes.

TIMBER inspection and grading regimes.