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Steps (27) arrow_drop_up arrow_drop_down
Pre-clearance documentation  (4) expand_more expand_less
Obtain customs entry  (3) expand_more expand_less
Obtain KEPHIS release  (2) expand_more expand_less
Obtain KRA release  (6) expand_more expand_less
Obtain KEBS release  (4) expand_more expand_less
Obtain Port Health Services release  (3) expand_more expand_less
Obtain KRA final release  (1) expand_more expand_less
Obtain import health certificate  (4) expand_more expand_less

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Summary of the procedure

Institutions/Systems involved 13 expand_more expand_less

Clearing Agent
Kenya Electronic Single Window System (KESWS) (x 3)
Handling Shed (x 4)
Integrated Customs Management System (iCMS) (x 2)
Mobile Money Platform
Import Certification System (ICS)
Kenya Plant Health Inspectorate Service (KEPHIS) Plant Inspection Unit (JKIA)
Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA) (Handling Shed) (x 5)
Kenya Bureau of Standards (KEBS) (JKIA)
Kenya Bureau of Standards (KEBS) (Handling Shed) (x 3)
Port Health Services Kenya (Handling Shed) (x 3)
Bank
Port Health Services Kenya (KAHL Terminal 1) (JKIA)

Results 1 expand_more expand_less

Approved import health certificate

Required Documents expand_more expand_less

Certificate of incorporation
Company PIN certificate
Import declaration form (IDF) (x 4)
Identity card
Plant import permit (x 2)
Certificate of conformity (COC) (x 3)
Phytosanitary certificate (x 3)
Customs entry in under control status
Stamped plant import permit (x 2)
Notification of arrival
Packing list (x 4)
Customs entry in removal status
Handling shed invoice
Release order stamped by customs
Customs entry in settled status
KEBS consignment document (x 2)
Registered customs entry (x 2)
Release order stamped by handling shed
Validated certificate of conformity
Permit (x 2)
Certificate of analysis
Import health certificate
Release order stamped by KEBS (x 2)
Certificate of analysis
Certificate of quality
Material safety data sheet
Valid e-slip
Representatives
Authorization letter

Estimated cost KES  1,250

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KES 0 -
1 % goods-value
Clearing agent fees - estimate.
KES 250
For airline concession fee.
KES 0 -
2 % Cost, Insurance & Freight (CIF) or customs value
Railway development levy.
KES 0 -
3.5 % Cost, Insurance & Freight (CIF) or customs value
For import declaration fee.
KES 0 -
KES  0.08 per per kilo per day
For cold room charges.
USD 0 -
USD  0.18 per kilogram
For handling charges.
USD 0 -
USD  0.15 per per kilo per day
For storage charges.
KES 1,000
For issuance of import health certificate.

Total Duration 1d 1/2 - 7d  expand_more expand_less

  Min. Max.
Total time (sum): 1d 1/2 7d
of which:
Waiting time in queue (sum): 1h. 15mn 3h. 30mn
Attention at counter: 1h. 45mn 4h. 20mn
Waiting time until next step (sum): 1d 6d

Laws 15 expand_more expand_less

East Africa Community Common External Tariff 2017 East Africa Community Common External Tariff 2017
East African Community Customs Management Act (2017) East African Community Customs Management Act (2017)
  Sections 34, 41, 145, 146, 187, 188, 189, 235
East African Community Customs Management Regulations (2010) East African Community Customs Management Regulations (2010)
  Sections 36, 39
Finance Act 2019 Finance Act 2019
  Section  6
Food, Drugs and Chemicals (General) Regulations Food, Drugs and Chemical Substances (Food Hygiene) Regulations, 1978
  Sections 8, 10, 11, 12, 13
KQ Tariff Charges KQ Tariff Charges
Legal Notice 183 of 2019 - Verification of Conformity to Kenya Standards of Imports Order Legal Notice 183 of 2019 - Verification of Conformity to Kenya Standards of Imports Order
  Sections 3, 5, 6, 7
Miscellaneous Fees and Levies ACT(2020) Miscellaneous Fees and Levies Act (2020)
  Sections 7, 8
Plant Protection (Importation of Fruit) Order Plant Protection (Importation of Fruit) Order
Plant Protection (Importation of Plants) Rules Plant Protection (Importation of Plants, Plant Products, & Regulated Articles) Rules
  Sections 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
Public Health Act CAP 242 (2012) Public Health Act CAP 242 (2012)
  Sections 3, 135
Public Health Rules Public Health Act CAP 242 Public Health (Fees) Rules 1st Schedule
Public Notice Public Notice - Kenya Bureau of Standards (KEBS)
Standards Act Standards Act
  Sections 4, 14
The East African Community Statutory Instruments Supplement The East African Community Statutory Instruments Supplement
  Section  7
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