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Steps (13) arrow_drop_up arrow_drop_down
Pre-clearance documentation  (1) expand_more expand_less
Obtain passed clearance entry  (3) expand_more expand_less
Obtain KEPHIS release  (2) expand_more expand_less
Obtain KEBS release  (2) expand_more expand_less
Obtain import health certificate  (4) expand_more expand_less
Obtain Port Health Services release  (1) expand_more expand_less

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Summary of the procedure

Institutions/Systems involved 6 expand_more expand_less

Clearing Agent
Bank
Kenya Plant Health Inspetorate Service (KEPHIS), Inland Container Depot, Nairobi (ICDN) (x 2)
Kenya Bureau of Standards (KEBS), Inland Container Depot, Nairobi (ICDN) (x 2)
Trade Facilitation Platform (TFP) (x 4)
Port Health Services Kenya (PHS), Inland Container Depot, Nairobi (ICDN)

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Bill of lading (x 3)
Proforma invoice
Commercial invoice
Plant import permit (x 2)
Registered customs entry
Phytosanitary certificate (x 2)
Notice to import - Form SR14
ISTA (International Seed Testing Association) certificate
Invoice (x 3)
Customs entry in under control status (x 2)
Import declaration form (IDF) (x 2)
Permit (x 3)
Certificate of conformity (COC) (x 3)
Packing list (x 3)
Certificate of analysis (x 2)
Certificate of quality
Certificate of analysis
Material safety data sheet
Health certificate
Phytosanitary certificate
Fumigation certificate (x 2)
GMO free certificate

Estimated cost KES  1,000

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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.

Total Duration 1h. 40mn - 2d   expand_more expand_less

  Min. Max.
Total time (sum): 1h. 40mn 2d
of which:
Waiting time in queue (sum): 30mn 3h. 10mn
Attention at counter: 1h. 10mn 4h. 5mn
Waiting time until next step (sum): 0mn 1d

Laws 12 expand_more expand_less

East African Community Customs Management Act (2017) East African Community Customs Management Act (2017)
  Sections 34, 35, 36, 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 2019 Finance Act 2019
  Section  6
Food, Drugs and Chemicals (General) Regulations Food, Drugs and Chemical Substances (Food Hygiene) Regulations, 1978
  Section  8
Legal Notice 78 of  2020 - Verification of Conformity to Kenya Standards of  Imports Order Legal Notice 78 of 2020 - Verification of Conformity to Kenya Standards of Imports Order
  Sections 7, 8
Merchant Shipping (Fees) Regulation, 2011 Gazette Notice CXIV - No. 1 Merchant Shipping (Fees) Regulation, 2011 Gazette Notice CXIV - No. 1
Miscellaneous Fees and Levies ACT(2020) Miscellaneous Fees and Levies Act (2020)
  Sections 7, 8
Plant Protection (Importation of Plants) Rules Plant Protection (Importation of Plants, Plant Products, & Regulated Articles) Rules
  Sections 6, 7
Public Health Act CAP 242 (2012) Public Health Act CAP 242 (2012)
  Sections 60, 71, 73, 73(n), 131, 134(g), 135
Public Health Rules Public Health Act CAP 242 Public Health (Fees) Rules 1st Schedule
Seeds and Varieties Act Seeds and Plant Varieties Act CAP 326
  Sections 3C, 3D, 3B, 3, 3A
Value Added Act Cap 476 Value Added Act CAP 476 First schedule
  Sections 5, 6, 9
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