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Register as an importer  (6) expand_more expand_less
Obtain plant import permit  (3) expand_more expand_less
Obtain import declaration form  (2) expand_more expand_less
Obtain local certificate of compliance  (11) expand_more expand_less
Obtain import standardization mark (ISM)  (4) expand_more expand_less
Obtain import health certificate  (3) expand_more expand_less
Consignment clearance  (31) expand_more expand_less

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Summary of the procedure

Institutions involved: 11 expand_more expand_less

Kenya Plant Health Inspectorate Service (KEPHIS) (x 5)
1 2 * * 6
Kenya Plant Health Inspectorate Service (KEPHIS)
Kenya Plant Health Inspectorate Service (KEPHIS) Plant Inspection Unit (JKIA) (x 6)
3 4 8 9 32 33
Kenya Plant Health Inspectorate Service (KEPHIS) Plant Inspection Unit (JKIA)
Kenya Bureau of Standards (KEBS) (JKIA) (x 8)
Kenya Bureau of Standards (KEBS) (JKIA)
Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA) Customs Department (x 5)
Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA) Customs Department
Handling Shed (x 5)
Handling Shed
Bank (x 4)
Bank
Kenya Bureau of Standards (KEBS) (x 3)
24 25 26
Kenya Bureau of Standards (KEBS)
Clearing Agent
30
Clearing Agent
Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA) (Handling Shed) (x 10)
Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA) (Handling Shed)
Kenya Bureau of Standards (KEBS) (Handling Shed) (x 3)
49 50 51
Kenya Bureau of Standards (KEBS) (Handling Shed)
Port Health Services Kenya (Handling Shed) (x 3)
52 53 54
Port Health Services Kenya (Handling Shed)

Results: 6 expand_more expand_less

ICS user credentials
6
ICS user credentials
Plant import permit
9
Plant import permit
Import declaration form (IDF)
11
Import declaration form (IDF)
Authenticated local certificate of compliance
22
Authenticated local certificate of compliance
Import Standardization mark
26
Import Standardization mark
Import health certificate
29
Import health certificate

Required Documents: expand_more expand_less

Cover letter
1
Cover letter
Certificate of incorporation (x 2)
1 30
Certificate of incorporation
Company PIN certificate (x 3)
1 5 30
Company PIN certificate
Identity card
1
Identity card
Request for training
3
Request for training
KEPHIS receipt
9
KEPHIS receipt
Invoice (x 15)
Invoice
Import declaration form (IDF) (x 11)
Import declaration form (IDF)
Clearance entry (x 3)
12 13 16
Clearance entry
Release order (x 2)
12 16
Release order
Air waybill (x 14)
Air waybill
Letter of application
13
Letter of application
Demand note
18
Demand note
Bank deposit slip (x 4)
Bank deposit slip
KEBS receipt (x 3)
20 25 26
KEBS receipt
Local certificate of compliance
21
Local certificate of compliance
Stamped local certificate of compliance
22
Stamped local certificate of compliance
Import standardization mark application form (x 2)
23 25
Import standardization mark application form
Packing list
25
Packing list
Certificate of conformity (x 4)
Certificate of conformity
Phytosanitary certificate
27
Phytosanitary certificate
Plant import permit (x 3)
27 32 34
Plant import permit
Certificate of analysis
27
Certificate of analysis
Certificate of quality
27
Certificate of quality
Valid E-slip (x 3)
28 52 54
Valid E-slip
Phytosanitary certificate (x 4)
Phytosanitary certificate
Application for prior release - Form C12
35
Application for prior release - Form C12
Security bond
35
Security bond
Stamped application
36
Stamped application
Stamped plant import permit (x 3)
38 52 58
Stamped plant import permit
Prior release approval (x 3)
38 58 59
Prior release approval
Release order
38
Release order
Clearance entry (x 3)
38 48 52
Clearance entry
Release order stamped by HVO
42
Release order stamped by HVO
Release order stamped by VO (x 3)
43 45 46
Release order stamped by VO
Handling shed invoice
44
Handling shed invoice
Packing list (x 4)
Packing list
Release order stamped by customs border control
47
Release order stamped by customs border control
Delivery notification
47
Delivery notification
KEBS consignment document (x 2)
48 49
KEBS consignment document
Release order stamped by handling shed
49
Release order stamped by handling shed
Validated certificate of conformity
49
Validated certificate of conformity
Import health certificate
52
Import health certificate
Release order stamped by KEBS (x 3)
54 55 58
Release order stamped by KEBS
KRA e-slip
56
KRA e-slip
KRA receipt (x 3)
58 59 60
KRA receipt
Passed clearance entry (x 3)
58 59 60
Passed clearance entry

Estimated cost: KES  1,250.49 expand_more expand_less

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15 % Cost, Insurance & Freight (CIF) or customs value
- KES 0
For issuance of Certificate of Conformity.
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KES 0.49
For each import standardization mark ISM sticker to be issued.
KES 1,000
For issuance of import health certificate.
1 % goods-value
- KES 0
Clearing agent fees - estimate.
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KES  0.08 per per kilo per day
- KES 0
For cold room charges.
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USD  0.18 per kilogram
- USD 0
For handling charges.
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USD  0.15 per per kilo per day
- USD 0
For storage charges.
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KES 250
For airline concession fee.
1.5 % Cost, Insurance & Freight (CIF) or customs value
- KES 0
Railway development levy.
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2 % Cost, Insurance & Freight (CIF) or customs value
- KES 0
For import declaration fee.
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Total Duration: 11 d - 28 d expand_more expand_less

  Min. Max.
Total time (sum): 11 d 28 d
of which:
Waiting time in queue (sum): 4h. 25mn 12h. 45mn
Attention at counter: 5h. 20mn 12h. 40mn
Waiting time until next step (sum): 11 d 28 d

Laws: 23 expand_more expand_less

East Africa Community Common External Tarrif East Africa Community Common External Tarrif
East African Community Customs Management Act East African Community Customs Management Act (Revised Edition, 2012)
  Sections 34, 35, 36, 38, 39, 41, 82, 123, 145, 146, 187, 188, 189, 235
East African Community Customs Management Regulations, 2010 East African Community Customs Management Regulations (2010)
  Sections 36, 39, 40, 41, 42, 43, 44, 45, 46, 47, 48, 49
Finance Act 2013 Finance Act 2013
  Section  6
Food, Drugs and Chemicals (General) Regulations Food, Drugs and Chemical Substances (General) Regulations
  Section  8
Import Standardization Mark Guidelines Import Standardization Mark Guidelines
  Sections 8, 9
Kenya Plant Health Inspectorate Service Act CAP 325 Kenya Plant Health Inspectorate Service Act No. 54 of 2012
  Section  5
KQ Tariff Charges KQ Tariff Charges
KRA Public Notice KRA Public Notice
Legal Notice 120 -The Customs and Excise Act (Cap 472.) Legal Notice 120 -The Customs and Excise Act (CAP 472)
Legal Notice 48 of 2009 - Plant Protection Rules Legal Notice 48 (The Plant Protection Fees & Charges) Rules (2009)
Legal Notice 78 of  2005 Verification of conformity to Kenya standards of Imports Order Legal Notice 78 of 2005 Verification of Conformity to Kenya Standards of Imports Order
  Sections 3, 5, 6, 7
Miscalleneous Fees and Levies Miscellaneous Fees and Levies
  Sections 7, 8
Notice on Inspection of cargo for issuance of certificate of conformity Notice on Inspection of cargo for issuance of certificate of conformity
Plant Protection (Importation of Fruit) Order Plant Protection (Importation of Fruit) Order
Plant Protection (Importation of Plants) Rules Plant Protection (Importation of Plants, Plant Products, & Regulated Articles) Rules
  Sections 3, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 12
Plant Protection (Importation) Order Plant Protection (Importation) Order
  Sections 2, 3, 5, 6
Pre-Export Verification of Conformity to Standards Partners Pre-Export Verification of Conformity to Standards Partners
Public Health Act 2012 Public Health Act CAP 242
  Sections 131, 135
Public Health Rules Public Health Act CAP 242 Public Health (Fees) Rules 1st Schedule
Public Notice Public Notice - Kenya Bureau of Standards (KEBS)
Standards Act Standards Act
  Sections 4, 14
The Plant Protection Act Cap 324 The Plant Protection Act CAP 324
  Sections 5, 6, 7, 8
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