1. The Kenya Bureau of Standards (KEBS) wishes to notify all stakeholders and the general public that the Pre-Verification of Conformity (PVoC) contracts for general goods expired on March 31, 2022. Therefore, the PVOC service providers will not be accepting any new bookings or requests for certification submitted after the said date and are ONLY processing those bookings or requests received on or before March 31, 2022. All pending requests must be processed by outgoing PVoC service providers by April 30, 2022. Click here to access the public notice issued by KEBS. For more information on the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) on the expiry of the PVoC contracts, click here.
2. Opening of avocado harvesting season in Kenya for 2021/2022 fiscal year. For more information on the resolutions of the meeting with COG (Chairperson, Counties Agriculture Caucus) and Horticulture Industry Association CEOs held on 25th February, 2022, click here.
3. Public Notice to exporters of meat in compliance with the Saudi Food and Drug Authority (SFDA) No. (SFDA.FD 996:20) ) related to chilled and frozen livestock meat.
4. Exciting news for traders! For more details on the revised joint Kenya Ports Authority (KPA)/Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA) promotional tariff notice for the Port of Lamu (transhipment & transit traffic) click here. Fore more details on the revised Kenya Ports Authority (KPA) promotional tariff notice for the Port of Lamu click here.
5. Kenya is set to resume the export of mangoes to Europe. For procedures for the export of mangoes to the EU market for a first-time trader, click here. For the full article on the resumption of exports to European market, click here.
6. Kenya Plant Health Inspectorate Service (KEPHIS) has waived phytosanitary certificate charges for exporters of coffee, tea, herbs and spices. Reference can be made here.
7. Kenya Trade Network Agency (KenTrade) has revised its fees for training and other premium services. For a schedule of the revised fees, click here. Stay up-to-date with InfoTradeKE Portal.