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Steps (48) arrow_drop_up arrow_drop_down
Register with KESWS  (4) expand_more expand_less
Obtain import declaration form  (2) expand_more expand_less
Pre-clearance documentation  (4) 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  (3) expand_more expand_less
Obtain KRA release  (10) expand_more expand_less
Obtain KRA final release  (1) expand_more expand_less
Pre-clearance documentation  (1) expand_more expand_less
Obtain passed clearance entry  (3) expand_more expand_less
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Obtain KEBS release  (4) expand_more expand_less
Obtain Port Health Services release  (3) expand_more expand_less
Obtain KRA final release  (6) expand_more expand_less

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Summary of the procedure

Institutions involved 9 expand_more expand_less

Kenya Trade Network Agency (KenTrade) (x 3)
Kenya Electronic Single Window System (KESWS) (x 3)
Clearing Agent (x 2)
Kenya Bureau of Standards (KEBS) (JKIA) (x 2)
Kenya Bureau of Standards (KEBS) (Handling Shed) (x 6)
Port Health Services Kenya (Handling Shed) (x 6)
Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA) (Handling Shed) (x 10)

Results 3 expand_more expand_less

User credentials
Import declaration form (IDF)
Release order approval

Required Documents expand_more expand_less

Request for company registration
Company PIN
Certificate of incorporation
Company PIN certificate
Identity card
Commercial medicines import permit
Certificate of conformity (COC) (x 5)
KRA e-slip (x 3)
KEBS consignment document (x 4)
Clearance entry (x 4)
Release order stamped by handling shed
Validated certificate of conformity (x 2)
Fumigation certificate (x 2)
Health certificate
Permit (x 2)
Import health certificate (x 2)
Release order stamped by KEBS (x 5)
Passed clearance entry (x 4)
KRA receipt (x 4)
Notification of arrival
Release order stamped by HVO
Release order stamped by VO (x 3)
Handling shed invoice
Bank deposit slip (x 2)
Release order stamped by customs border control
Delivery notification
Bill of lading
Proforma invoice
Release order stamped by handling shed
Certificate of analysis
Stamped plant import permit (x 2)
Phytosanitary certificate (x 2)
Prior release approval (x 2)
Representatives
Authorization letter

Estimated cost KES  500 +USD  0.33

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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.
USD 0.18
For handling charges.
USD 0.15
For storage charges per day.
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 duty.
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 declaration fee.

Total Duration 4d  - 15d  expand_more expand_less

  Min. Max.
Total time (sum): 4d 15d
of which:
Waiting time in queue (sum): 2h. 35mn 7h. 40mn
Attention at counter: 3h. 25mn 1d 1/2
Waiting time until next step (sum): 3d 12d

Laws 18 expand_more expand_less

Customs and Excise Regulations Customs and Excise Regulations (2010) Part XI
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, 235
East African Community Customs Management Regulations, 2010 East African Community Customs Management Regulations (2010)
  Sections 36, 39, 40, 41, 42, 43, 44, 45, 46, 47, 48, 49
Finance Act 2019 Finance Act 2019
  Section  6
KQ Tariff Charges KQ Tariff Charges
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)
  Sections 2 (5, 6)
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
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 3, 5, 6, 7
Miscalleneous Fees and Levies Miscellaneous Fees and Levies
  Sections 7, 8
Protocols for Importation of Used Textiles and Footwear into Kenya Protocols for Importation of Used Textiles and Footwear into Kenya
Protocols on the Importation and Trade in Used Textiles and Shoes (Mitumba) Protocols on the Importation and Trade in Used Textiles and Shoes (Mitumba)
Public Health Act CAP 242 (2012) Public Health Act CAP 242 (2012)
  Section  135
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
Value Added Tax Act (2013) Value Added Tax Act (2013) First schedule (Part I)
  Sections 14, 65
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