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Register with KESWS  (4) expand_more expand_less
Obtain registration letter  (3) expand_more expand_less
Obtain movement permit for dry and live fish  (3) expand_more expand_less
Obtain international veterinary certificate (VS21)  (3) expand_more expand_less
Obtain export permit for live fish (FD05)  (3) expand_more expand_less
Obtain fish export health certificate  (2) expand_more expand_less
Pre-clearance documentation  (1) expand_more expand_less
Obtain AGOA certificate of origin  (5) expand_more expand_less
Obtain passed clearance entry  (3) expand_more expand_less
Obtain DVS release  (2) expand_more expand_less
Obtain Port Health Services release  (5) expand_more expand_less
Obtain KRA release  (3) expand_more expand_less

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Apply for international veterinary certificate (VS21) and generate an e-slip
(last modified: 25/11/2021)

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Where to go?

Entity in charge

Trade Facilitation Platform (TFP)


Tel: Tel: +254 (20)4 965 000 / 0709 950 000
Website: https://www.kentrade.go.ke/

What do I get?

KESWS submission notification
Submitted International veterinary certificate (VS21)
Valid e-slip

What are the requirements?

For all exports
1. 01 - Libre deuda de patente
Export permit for fish and fish products (copy)
Issued by Kenya Fisheries Service.
2. 01 - Libre deuda de patente
Unique consignment reference (UCR) number
3. 01 - Libre deuda de patente
Fish health certificate (copy)
Issued by an accredited veterinarian registered with Kenya Veterinary Board.
4. 01 - Libre deuda de patente
Import permit (copy)
From the country of destination.
Additionally, for endangered species of fish listed in the sixth schedule of the Wildlife Conservation and Management Act
1.
KWS export permit (copy)
For more information on how to obtain the export permit, click here.

Time frame

Attention at counter: Min.   5mn - Max.   10mn

Legal justification

1. Animal Diseases Act CAP 364
Animal Diseases Act CAP 364
Section 9
2. Wildlife Conservation and Management Act (2013)
Wildlife Conservation and Management Act (2013) Sixth schedule (D) - Fish

Additional information

The applicant must have user credentials to access the Kenya TradeNet System. For more information on how to train and register with the Kenya TradeNet System, click here. The applicant is also required to obtain a unique consignment reference (UCR) prior to applying for the international veterinary certificate.

Recourse: Kenya Trade Network Agency (KenTrade)

Entity in charge

Kenya Trade Network Agency (KenTrade)

P.O. Box 00200-36943, Longonot Road, Upper Hill, Embankment Plaza, Nairobi
Tel: +254 204 965 000 / +254 709 950 000
Email: contactcentre@kentrade.go.ke, complaints@kentrade.go.ke
Website: kentrade.go.ke
Directions: Google maps

Unit in charge

Customer Service & Contact Centre (KenTrade)

Mon: 07:00 - 19:00
Tue: 07:00 - 19:00
Wed: 07:00 - 19:00
Thu: 07:00 - 19:00
Fri: 07:00 - 19:00
Sat: 08:00 - 14:00
Sun: 08:00 - 14:00

Contact person

Joseph Mukite

Senior Contact Centre Officer
Tel: +254 204 965 000 / +254 709 950 000
Email: contactcentre@kentrade.go.ke, jmukite@kentrade.go.ke
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