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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 plant import permit  (3) expand_more expand_less
Pre-clearance documentation  (1) expand_more expand_less
Obtain import declaration form  (2) expand_more expand_less
Obtain passed clearance entry  (3) expand_more expand_less
Obtain KEBS release  (4) expand_more expand_less
Obtain Port Health Services release  (6) expand_more expand_less
Obtain KEPHIS release  (3) expand_more expand_less
Obtain KRA release  (4) expand_more expand_less

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Summary of the procedure

Institutions involved 10 expand_more expand_less

AFA Horticultural Crops Directorate (HCD) (x 4)
Kenya Plant Health Inspectorate Service (KEPHIS) (x 3)
Kenya Plant Health Inspectorate Service (KEPHIS) Plant Inspection Unit (JKIA) (x 4)
Kenya Trade Network Agency (KenTrade) (x 3)
Clearing Agent
Bank (x 2)
Kenya Bureau of Standards (KEBS) (Customs & Border Control Cargo Terminal) (EIA) (x 3)
Port Health Services Kenya (Customs & Border Control Cargo Terminal) (EIA) (x 3)
Kenya Plant Health Inspectorate Service (KEPHIS) (Customs & Border Control Cargo Terminal) (EIA) (x 3)
Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA) (Customs & Border Control Cargo Terminal) (EIA) (x 3)

Results 7 expand_more expand_less

HCD import licence
ICS user credentials
User credentials
Plant import permit
Import declaration form (IDF)
KEPHIS inspection certificate
Passed clearance entry stamped by HVO

Required Documents expand_more expand_less

Form 1E - Horticultural produce importer application form
Certificate of incorporation (x 3)
Company PIN certificate (x 4)
Valid tax compliance certificate
Valid business permit
Identity card (x 2)
Approved application for import licence
HCD payment receipt
Cover letter
Request for training
Request for company registration
Company PIN
KEPHIS receipt
Certificate of roadworthiness
Commercial medicines import permit
Air waybill (x 3)
Certificate of conformity (COC)
KRA e-slip
Import declaration form (IDF) (x 4)
Clearance entry (x 2)
KEBS consignment document
KEBS Certificate of inspection (x 2)
Packing list (x 2)
Certificate of quality
Food hygiene licence
Phytosanitary certificate
Plant import permit (x 2)
Passed clearance entry (x 4)
Phytosanitary certificate
Certificate of inspection
KRA receipt

Estimated cost KES  6,850

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KES 5,000
For import licence.
KES 600
For issuance of plant import permit.
KES 0 -
1 % goods-value
Clearing agent fees - estimate.
KES 250
For airline concession fee.
KES 0 -
1.5 % Cost, Insurance & Freight (CIF) or customs value
Railway development levy.
KES 0 -
2 % Cost, Insurance & Freight (CIF) or customs value
For import duty.
KES 1,000
For issuance of import health certificate.
KES 0 -
KES  0.5 per kilogram
Inspection fees for 0 - 20,000 kgs.
KES 0 -
KES  0.25 per kilogram
Inspection fees for 20,001 - 400,000 kgs.
KES 0 -
KES  0.15 per kilogram
Inspection fees for 400,001 - 1,000,000 kgs.
KES 0 -
KES  0.05 per kilogram
Inspection fees above 1,000,000 kgs.

Total Duration 17 d - 43 d expand_more expand_less

  Min. Max.
Total time (sum): 17 d 43 d
of which:
Waiting time in queue (sum): 2h. 5mn 5h. 40mn
Attention at counter: 6h. 55mn 16h. 50mn
Waiting time until next step (sum): 17 d 42 d

Laws 24 expand_more expand_less

Agricultural, Fisheries and Food Authority Agricultural Food Authority Act (2013) 1st Schedule
  Sections 4, First Schedule
Crops Act 2013 Crops Act (2013)
  Sections 8, 13, 16, 18, 20, 32, 40, 41
Customs and Excise Regulations Customs and Excise Regulations (2010)
  Sections 14, 15, 127C, 127, 128B, 199
East Africa Community Common External Tariff 2017 East Africa Community Common External Tariff 2017
East African Community Customs Management Act (2004) 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
Finance Act 2013 Finance Act 2013
  Section  6
Food, Drugs and Chemicals (General) Regulations Food, Drugs and Chemical Substances (Food Hygiene) Regulations, 1978
  Section  8
Horticultural Crop Directorate Authority Legal Order 2011 Horticultural Crop Directorate Order (2011) 5th Schedule
  Sections 28, 29, 30, 31
KEBS Standards on Horticultural Products (KS 1758:2016)
Kenya Plant Health Inspectorate Service Act CAP 325 Kenya Plant Health Inspectorate Service Act No. 54 of 2012
  Sections 5 (h), 5
Legal Notice 120 -The Customs and Excise Act (Cap 472.) Legal Notice 120 -The Customs and Excise Act (CAP 472)
Legal Notice 127 of  2018 - Verification of Conformity to Kenya Standards of  Imports Order Legal Notice 127 of 2018 - Verification of Conformity to Kenya Standards of Imports Order
  Sections 3, 5, 6, 7
Legal Notice 48 of 2009 - Plant Protection Rules Legal Notice 48 (The Plant Protection Fees & Charges) Rules (2009)
Miscalleneous Fees and Levies Miscellaneous Fees and Levies
  Sections 7, 8
Notice on implementation of legal notice 127 Notice on Implementation of Legal Notice 127
Plant Protection (Importation of Plants) Rules Plant Protection (Importation of Plants, Plant Products, & Regulated Articles) Rules
  Sections 3, 5, 12
Plant Protection (Importation) Order Plant Protection (Importation) Order
  Sections 2, 3, 5, 6
Public Health Act 2012 Public Health Act CAP 242
  Sections 131, 135
Public Health Rules Public Health Act CAP 242 Public Health (Fees) Rules 1st Schedule
Public Notice Public Notice - Kenya Bureau of Standards (KEBS)
PvoC Program Operations Manual PvoC Program Operations Manual
  Sections 3, 4, 10
Standards Act Standards Act
  Sections 4, 14
The Plant Protection Act Cap 324 The Plant Protection Act CAP 324
  Sections 5, 6, 7, 8
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