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Steps (52) arrow_drop_up arrow_drop_down
Obtain export licence  (4) expand_more expand_less
Obtain farm inspection report  (2) expand_more expand_less
Obtain packhouse inspection report  (2) expand_more expand_less
Register as an exporter  (10) 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
Clearance of consignment  (8) expand_more expand_less

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Summary of the procedure

Institutions involved 9 expand_more expand_less

AFA Horticultural Crops Directorate (HCD) (x 11)
Kenya Plant Health Inspectorate Service (KEPHIS) (x 8)
Kenya Plant Health Inspectorate Service (KEPHIS) Plant Inspection Unit (JKIA) (x 4)
Kenya Trade Network Agency (KenTrade) (x 7)
Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA) (Forodha House) (x 6)
Typesetting Company
Clearing Agent
Customs Shed (x 4)

Results 9 expand_more expand_less

HCD export licence
Farm inspection report
Packhouse inspection report
User credentials
User credentials
Authenticated EU certificate of origin
Export clearance
Phytosanitary certificate
Certificate of export number

Required Documents expand_more expand_less

Approved application for export licence
HCD payment receipt
Farm inspection checklist
Contract (x 2)
Cover letter
Certificate of incorporation (x 3)
Certificate of compliance
Company PIN certificate (x 6)
Identity card (x 2)
HCD export licence
List of produce handling staff
Academic qualification
Traceability procedure
Waste disposal plan
Medical report
Valid business permit
Bank deposit slip
Training status notification
KenTrade receipt
Request for company registration
Company PIN
Rules of origin exporter registration form
Sector specific license
KRA payment authorization slip (x 2)
Bank deposit slip (x 2)
EU certificate of origin
Typed certificate of origin
Passed clearance entry
Oil content analysis report
Approved invoice (x 2)
KEPHIS receipt
Clearance entry (x 2)
Phytosanitary certificate
KRA receipt
Air waybill
Passed clearance entry
Passed clearance entry stamped by HVO

Cost KES  41,750 + USD  3 expand_more expand_less

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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 1,000
For field audit for one hectare or less.
KES 0 -
KES  250 per hectare
For field audit for every additional hectare above one hectare.
KES 5,000
For inspection of dry produce weighing less than 34 kilograms.
KES 0 -
KES  0.15 per kilogram
For inspection of dry produce for every additional kilogram above 34 kilograms.
KES 10,000
For training
For issuance of certificate of origin
KES 500
For issuance of a phytosanitary certificate for fresh produce.
KES 0 -
1 % goods-value
Clearing agent fees - estimate.
KES 250
Airline concession fees.

Total Duration 31 d - 110 d expand_more expand_less

  Min. Max.
Total time (sum): 31 d 110 d
of which:
Waiting time in queue (sum): 3h. 5mn 9h. 35mn
Attention at counter: 13h. 25mn 26h. 20mn
Waiting time until next step (sum): 31 d 109 d

Laws 18 expand_more expand_less

Agricultural, Fisheries and Food Authority Agricultural Food Authority Act (2013) 1st Schedule
  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) 3rd Schedule
  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 (Revised Edition, 2012)
  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
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
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
  Section  127
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
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