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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
Obtain import declaration form  (2) 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 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 certificate of radioanalysis  (4) expand_more expand_less
Obtain Radiation Protection Board release  (1) 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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Summary of the procedure

Institutions involved 16 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)
Import Certification System: ICS (x 2)
Kenya Trade Network Agency (KenTrade) (x 3)
Kenya Electronic Single Window System: KESWS (x 3)
Clearing Agent
Shipping Agent (x 3)
Kenya Plant Health Inspectorate Service (KEPHIS) (Kilindini) (x 2)
Port Health Services Kenya (Kilindini) (x 2)
Kenya Bureau of Standards (KEBS) (CFS) (x 2)
Radiation Protection Board (Kilindini) (x 2)
Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA) Kipevu Container Terminal (CT 2) (Kipevu) (x 3)
Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA), Containerised Cargo and Container Freight Station (CFS)
Kenya Ports Authority (KPA) (x 3)

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HCD import licence
ICS user credentials
User credentials
Plant import permit
Import declaration form (IDF)
Approved certificate of radio analysis
Gate pass

Required Documents expand_more expand_less

Form 1E - Horticultural produce importer application form
Certificate of incorporation (x 2)
Company PIN certificate (x 3)
Valid tax compliance certificate
Valid business permit
Identity card (x 3)
Approved application for import licence
HCD payment receipt
Cover letter
Request for training
Request for company registration
Company PIN
KEPHIS receipt
Invoice
Bill of lading (x 4)
Proforma invoice
Bank deposit slip
Letter of indemnity
Valid port pass (x 2)
Import declaration form (IDF) (x 4)
Commercial invoice
Plant import permit (x 2)
Clearance entry
Phytosanitary certificate
Treatment certificate
Packing list (x 3)
Certificate of quality
Certificate of analysis (x 2)
Material safety data sheet
Health certificate (x 2)
Phytosanitary certificate (x 2)
Fumigation certificate (x 4)
GMO free certificate (x 2)
Passed clearance entry (x 5)
Import health certificate
Packing list
Laboratory analysis report
Certificate of conformity (COC)
Valid e-slip
KRA receipt
Clearing agent authorization letter
Marine cover insurance
Bankers cheque
KPA invoice
Pick up order
Position slip
Passed clearance entry stamped goods released by KEBS
Position slip endorsed by KPA
Quadruplicate entry
Position slip stamped by KRA

Estimated cost KES  9,600 + USD  70

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KES 5,000
For import licence.
KES 600
For issuance of plant import permit.
USD 70
Documentation fees - estimate.
KES 0 -
16 % Cost, Insurance & Freight (CIF) or customs value
For Value Added Tax.
KES 0 -
2 % Cost, Insurance & Freight (CIF) or customs value
For import declaration form.
KES 0 -
1.5 % Cost, Insurance & Freight (CIF) or customs value
For railway development levy.
USD 0 -
USD  1.75 per weight in tons
For a 20 feet container to a maximum of 5 tons per TEU. For merchant shipping levy.
USD 0 -
USD  2 per weight in tons
For a 40 feet container to a maximum of 6 tons per TEU. For merchant shipping levy.
KES 1,000
For issuance of import health certificate.
KES 2,000
For analysis of 0 to 100 metric tonnes.
KES 1,000
For analysis, for every 100 metric tonnes.
USD 0 -
USD  105 per container
For shore handlingcharges.
USD 0 -
USD  70 per container
For wharfage charges.
USD 0 -
USD  2 per hour
Plug in charges for reefer containers.
USD 0 -
USD  160 per container
For shore handling charges.
USD 0 -
USD  105 per container
For wharfage charges.
USD 0 -
USD  3 per hour
Plug in charges for reefer containers.

Total Duration 17 d - 44 d expand_more expand_less

  Min. Max.
Total time (sum): 17 d 44 d
of which:
Waiting time in queue (sum): 2h. 30mn 8h. 5mn
Attention at counter: 6h. 18h. 25mn
Waiting time until next step (sum): 17 d 43 d

Laws 29 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 25, 30
East African Community Customs Management Act (2004) East African Community Customs Management Act (2004)
  Sections 34, 35, 36, 41, 82, 123, 145, 146, 187, 188, 189, 234, 235
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
  Section  5
Kenya Ports Authority Tariff book Kenya Ports Authority (KPA) Tariff book
KPA tariff book KPA tariff book
  Section  III
KRA Public Notice KRA Public Notice
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, 7, 8
Legal Notice 48 of 2009 - Plant Protection Rules Legal Notice 48 (The Plant Protection Fees & Charges) Rules (2009)
Merchant Shipping (Fees) Regulation, 2011 Gazette Notice CXIV - No. 1 Merchant Shipping (Fees) Regulation, 2011 Gazette Notice CXIV - No. 1
Miscalleneous Fees and Levies Miscellaneous Fees and Levies
  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 3, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 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
Radiation Protection Act Cap243 Radiation Protection Act CAP 243
  Sections 11, 18
Standards Act Standards Act
  Sections 4, 14
The Plant Protection Act Cap 324 The Plant Protection Act CAP 324
  Sections 5, 6, 7, 8
Value Added Act Cap 476 Value Added Act CAP 476 First schedule
  Sections 5, 6, 9
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