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Register with AFA IMIS Portal  (1) expand_more expand_less
Obtain import licence  (4) expand_more expand_less
Register as an importer  (6) expand_more expand_less
Register with KESWS  (4) expand_more expand_less
Obtain nuts and oil produce product import declaration form levy  (2) expand_more expand_less
Obtain plant import permit  (4) expand_more expand_less
Pre-clearance documentation  (1) expand_more expand_less
Obtain delivery order  (4) expand_more expand_less
Obtain KEBS consignment document  (1) expand_more expand_less
Obtain passed clearance entry  (3) expand_more expand_less
Obtain import standardization mark (ISM)  (2) expand_more expand_less
Obtain KEPHIS release  (2) expand_more expand_less
Obtain import health certificate  (4) expand_more expand_less
Obtain Port Health release  (1) expand_more expand_less
Obtain KEBS release  (2) expand_more expand_less
Obtain KRA release  (3) expand_more expand_less
Obtain KPA release  (4) expand_more expand_less
Obtain gate pass  (2) expand_more expand_less

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Submit application for import standardization mark
(last modified: 28/07/2021)

Timeframe ( see details )

Waiting time until next step

5 mn  -  15 mn
 -  1 day

Where to go?

Entity in charge

Kenya Bureau of Standards (KEBS)

Popo Road, KEBS Building, P.O. Box 54974, Nairobi 00200
Tel: +254 20 6948000
Email: info@kebs.org
Website: www.kebs.org
Directions: Google maps

Unit in charge

Import Standardization Mark Centre (KEBS)

Mon: 08:00 - 13:00, 14:00 - 17:00
Tue: 08:00 - 13:00, 14:00 - 17:00
Wed: 08:00 - 13:00, 14:00 - 17:00
Thu: 08:00 - 13:00, 14:00 - 17:00
Fri: 08:00 - 13:00, 14:00 - 17:00

Contact person

Administrative Assistant (KEBS)

Administrative Assistant
Tel: +254 020 694 8310
Email: ism@kebs.org

What do I get?

Application accepted

What documents do I need to bring?

1. Import standardization mark application form
Import standardization mark application form (original)
The application form can also be downloaded from Kenya Bureau of Standards' (KEBS) website here.
The applicant is required to fill the application form and submit it via email to ism@kebs.org.

Time frame

Waiting time in queue: Min.   5mn - Max.  10mn
Attention at counter: Max.   5mn
Waiting time until next step: Max.   1 day

Legal justification

1. KEBS Public Notice on Implementation of Import Standardization Mark (ISM) Logo
KEBS Public Notice on Implementation of Import Standardization Mark (ISM) Logo

Additional information

The application form must be filled and submitted in Microsoft excel format. The certificate of conformity (COC) number, import declaration form (IDF) number, unique consignment reference (UCR) number and customs entry number will be required.
Traders are advised to apply for the ISM sticker once the goods have arrived, and the customs entry has been verified and passed by Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA).

Who certified this information ?

Eric CHESIRE, Director, Quality Assurance and Inspection, 21/06/2017

Recourse: Kenya Bureau of Standards (KEBS)

Entity in charge

Kenya Bureau of Standards (KEBS)

Popo Road, KEBS Building, P.O. Box 54974, Nairobi 00200
Tel: +254 20 6948000
Email: info@kebs.org
Website: www.kebs.org
Directions: Google maps

Unit in charge

Office of the Director, Quality Assurance & Inspection Department (KEBS)

Mon: 08:00 - 13:00, 14:00 - 17:00
Tue: 08:00 - 13:00, 14:00 - 17:00
Wed: 08:00 - 13:00, 14:00 - 17:00
Thu: 08:00 - 13:00, 14:00 - 17:00
Fri: 08:00 - 13:00, 14:00 - 17:00

Contact person

Bernard Nguyo

Ag. Director Quality Assurance and Inspection Department
Tel: +254 20 6948447 / +254 722 202 137/8
Email: Nguyob@kebs.org
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