All pesticides manufacturers outside Kenya are required to appoint an authorized representative in Kenya. The agent is then required to obtain an agency licence issued by Pest Control Products Board (PCPB) . The licence is valid for a calendar year from the date of issue.
Product registration certificate Product registration is mandatory for all pesticide products imported to Kenya. As the competent authority, Pest Control Products Board (PCPB) issues a product registration certificate after evaluation has been done. The product registration certificate is valid for three calendar years from the date of issue.
Premise licence All premises handling pesticides in Kenya are regulated by the Pest Control Products Board (PCPB) which issues a premise licence after carrying out inspection on the premises and ascertaining that the premise complies with the Pest Control Products (Licensing of Premises) Regulations. The premise licence is valid for a calendar year from the date of issue.
Import declaration form (IDF)All importers are required to obtain an import declaration form (IDF) for each consignment prior to importation of any commodity. Import declaration forms are processed through the Kenya National TradeNet System (KESWS). Applications can either be made by the importer or the clearing agent appointed by the importer.
Import of pesticides is regulated by the Pest Control Products Board (PCPB). The trader is required to import a pesticide sample that will facilitate the product registration procedure. A product registration certificate is then issued after evaluation has been done. PCPB will then issue an import permit through the Kenya TradeNet System (KESWS).
PCPB also regulates the pesticides imported into Kenya, for more information on the banned pesticides products, click here.