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Pre-clearance documentation  (5) expand_more expand_less
Obtain passed clearance entry  (3) expand_more expand_less
Obtain DVS release  (2) expand_more expand_less
Obtain KRA and KPA release  (10) expand_more expand_less
Obtain export certificate  (1) expand_more expand_less

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Pay merchant shipping (MS) levy
(last modified: 14/02/2022)

Where to go?

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KRA Agent Banks & Accounts KRA Agent Banks & Accounts

What do I get?

KRA receipt

What are the requirements?

1. 01 - Libre deuda de patente
KRA e-slip


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Cost detail

Estimate your cost

USD 0 -
USD  0.75 per weight in tons
For merchant shipping levy.
Payment methods: cash, cheque, mobile money platforms
The cheque(s) should be drawn to: Commissioner of Customs and Border Control

Time frame

Legal justification

1. Merchant Shipping (Fees) Regulation, 2011 Gazette Notice CXIV - No. 1
Merchant Shipping (Fees) Regulation, 2011 Gazette Notice CXIV - No. 1
2. East Africa Community Common External Tariff 2017
East Africa Community Common External Tariff 2017 (Chapter 9)

Additional information

Merchant shipping levy is a form of levy imposed by Kenya Revenue Authority and may be described as a levy of seamen's welfare fee.

Who certified this information ?

Catherine MWADIME, Supervisor, 18/05/2017

Recourse: Bank

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