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Obtain food hygiene licence  (4) expand_more expand_less
Obtain packhouse inspection report  (2) expand_more expand_less
Obtain farm inspection report  (2) expand_more expand_less
Obtain export licence  (4) expand_more expand_less
Register as an exporter  (4) expand_more expand_less
Obtain training certificate  (6) expand_more expand_less
Register with KESWS  (4) expand_more expand_less
Obtain EU certificate of origin  (8) expand_more expand_less
Obtain export clearance  (3) expand_more expand_less
Obtain phytosanitary certificate  (5) expand_more expand_less
Obtain export health certificate  (6) expand_more expand_less
Clearance of consignment  (8) expand_more expand_less

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Summary of the procedure

Institutions involved 11 expand_more expand_less

Port Health Services Kenya (KAHL Terminal) (x 3)
Port Health Services Kenya (JKIA)
AFA Horticultural Crops Directorate (HCD) (x 11)
Kenya Plant Health Inspectorate Service (KEPHIS) (x 4)
Kenya Plant Health Inspectorate Service (KEPHIS) Plant Inspection Unit (JKIA) (x 3)
Kenya Trade Network Agency (KenTrade) (x 7)
Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA) (Forodha House) (x 6)
Typesetting Company
Clearing Agent
Customs Shed (x 4)

Results 11 expand_more expand_less

Food hygiene licence
Packhouse inspection report
Farm inspection report
HCD export licence
Export authorization letter
User credentials
Authenticated EU certificate of origin
Export clearance
Phytosanitary certificate
Export health certificate
Certificate of export number

Required Documents expand_more expand_less

Application for food hygiene licence - Form A
Valid medical certificates
Health clearance certificate
Bank deposit slip (x 4)
Contract (x 2)
Farm inspection checklist
Approved application for export licence
HCD payment receipt
Exporter registration form
KEPHIS inspection checklist
Training status notification
KenTrade receipt
Identity card
Request for company registration
Company PIN
Rules of origin exporter registration form
Certificate of incorporation (x 2)
Company PIN certificate (x 5)
Sector specific license
KRA payment authorization slip (x 2)
EU certificate of origin
Typed certificate of origin
Passed clearance entry
Oil content analysis report
Approved invoice (x 2)
KEPHIS receipt
Public health recommendation
Phytosanitary certificate (x 2)
Food hygiene licence
Valid E-slip
Clearance entry (x 2)
KRA receipt
Air waybill
Passed clearance entry
Passed clearance entry stamped by HVO

Estimated cost KES  39,250 + USD  3

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KES 2,000
For food hygiene licence.
KES 5,000
For export licence fee.
KES 5,000
For advance cess fee which is a form of levy imposed on all horticultural crops for export.
KES 15,000
For deposit of expected future phytosanitary certificates.
KES 0 -
KES  58.4 per kilometer
For audit mileage.
KES 10,000
For training
USD 3
For issuance of certificate of origin
KES 500
For issuance of a phytosanitary certificate for fresh produce.
KES 1,500
For issuance of export health certificate.
KES 0 -
1 % goods-value
Clearing agent fees - estimate.
KES 250
Airline concession fees.

Total Duration 27 d - 93 d expand_more expand_less

  Min. Max.
Total time (sum): 27 d 93 d
of which:
Waiting time in queue (sum): 3h. 15mn 10h. 15mn
Attention at counter: 12h. 35mn 30h. 5mn
Waiting time until next step (sum): 27 d 91 d

Laws 22 expand_more expand_less

Agricultural, Fisheries and Food Authority Agricultural Food Authority Act (2013)
  Sections 4, First Schedule
Training Approval Approval from National Industrial Training Authority (NITA) to Kentrade as a training provider
Crops Act 2013 Crops Act (2013)
  Sections 6, 8, 13, 16, 18, 20, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 32, 40, 41, Third Schedule
East African Community Customs Management Act East African Community Customs Management Act (2004)
  Sections 34, 35, 36, 38, 41, 82, 123, 145, 146, 187, 188, 189
East African Community Customs Management Regulations, 2010 East African Community Customs Management Regulations (2010)
  Sections 39, 40, 41, 42, 43, 44, 45, 46, 47, 48, 49
Food, Drugs and Chemicals (General) Regulations Food, Drugs and Chemical Substances (Food Hygiene) Regulations, 1978
  Sections 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15
Food, drugs and chemical substances act Food, Drugs and Chemical Substances Act
  Sections 3, 5, 6, 7
HCD Exporter Registration Checklist HCD Exporter Registration Checklist
Horticultural Crop Directorate Authority Legal Order 2011 Horticultural Crop Directorate Order (2011) 5th Schedule
  Sections 3rd, 4th, 25, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 33, Fifth Schedule
KEBS Standards on Horticultural Products (KS 1758:2016)
Kenya Airports Authority Act Kenya Airports Authority Act
  Section  12
Kenya Plant Health Inspectorate Service Act CAP 325 Kenya Plant Health Inspectorate Service Act No. 54 of 2012
  Section  5
KEPHIS Notice KEPHIS Notice
Legal Notice 48 of 2009 - Plant Protection Rules Legal Notice 48 (The Plant Protection Fees & Charges) Rules (2009)
Exporter registration checklist Procedure for Registration as an Exporter of Agricultural Produce
Public Health Act 2012 Public Health Act CAP 242
  Sections 73, 127, 134, 163
Public Health Rules Public Health Act CAP 242 Public Health (Fees) Rules
  Section  2
Agricultural produce(Horticultural produce) Rules The Agricultural Produce (Export) (Horticultural Produce) (General) Rules
  Sections 3, 4, 16, 22 ,  articles 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24
The Agricultural Produce (Export) Act The Agricultural Produce (Export) Act 319
  Sections 3, 4, 22
The Cotonou Agreement The Cotonou Agreement
Training charges Training Charges
World Customs Organization Recommendation of UCR World Customs Organization Recommendation of UCR
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