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Steps (40) arrow_drop_up arrow_drop_down
Obtain import licence  (4) expand_more expand_less
Register as an importer  (6) expand_more expand_less
Obtain plant import permit  (4) expand_more expand_less
Register with KESWS  (4) expand_more expand_less
Obtain import declaration form  (2) 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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Enter the OSBP  (1) expand_more expand_less
Obtain KEBS release  (2) expand_more expand_less
Obtain Port Health Services release  (6) expand_more expand_less
Obtain National Biosafety Authority release  (3) expand_more expand_less
Obtain KRA release  (3) expand_more expand_less
Obtain KRA final release  (1) expand_more expand_less

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Summary of the procedure

Institutions involved 13 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 3)
Import Certification System: ICS (x 2)
Kenya Electronic Single Window System: KESWS (x 6)
Mobile Money Platform
Kenya Trade Network Agency (KenTrade) (x 3)
Clearing Agent
Bank (x 2)
Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA), One Stop Border Post (OSBP) (Namanga) (x 5)
Kenya Bureau of Standards (KEBS), One Stop Border Post (OSBP) (Namanga) (x 2)
Port Health Services Kenya, One Stop Border Post (OSBP) (Namanga) (x 3)
National Biosafety Authority (NBA), One Stop Border Post (OSBP) (Namanga) (x 3)

Results 7 expand_more expand_less

HCD import licence
ICS user credentials
Plant import permit
User credentials
Import declaration form (IDF)
Passed clearance entry stamped released by KRA
Cargo manifest stamped released by KRA

Required Documents expand_more expand_less

Form 1E - Horticultural produce importer application form
Certificate of incorporation (x 3)
Company PIN certificate (x 5)
Valid tax compliance certificate
Valid business permit
Identity card (x 2)
Approved application for import licence
HCD payment receipt
Cover letter
Request for training
Consignment document (CD)
Proforma invoice
KEPHIS payment receipt
Request for company registration
Company PIN
Certificate of conformity (COC) (x 2)
KRA e-slip
Passed clearance entry (x 5)
Packing list (x 2)
EAC certificate of origin form
Certificate of quality (x 2)
Import declaration form (IDF)
Phytosanitary certificate
Plant import permit
Certificate of analysis
Food hygiene licence
Passed clearance entry stamped release by KEBS
GMO free certificate
Cargo manifest (C2)
Permit
Preferential certificate of origin
Passed clearance entry stamped by verification officer
Cargo manifest stamped by verification officer
Passed clearance entry stamped release by KRA
Cargo manifest stamped released by KRA

Estimated cost KES  7,600

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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 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 1,000
For issuance of import health certificate.
KES 1,000
For processing fees.

Total Duration 18d - 45d  expand_more expand_less

  Min. Max.
Total time (sum): 18d 45d
of which:
Waiting time in queue (sum): 2h. 15mn 6h. 10mn
Attention at counter: 5h. 1d 1/2
Waiting time until next step (sum): 17d 42d

Laws 29 expand_more expand_less

Agricultural, Fisheries and Food Authority Agricultural Food Authority Act (2013) 1st Schedule
  Sections 4, First Schedule
Biosafety Act (2009) Biosafety Act (2009)
  Sections 23, 43, 44, 45, 51, 52
COMESA Rules of Origin COMESA Protocol on the Rules of Origin
Crops Act 2013 Crops Act (2013)
  Sections 8, 13, 16, 18, 20, 32, 40, 41
Customs and Excise Regulations Customs and Excise Regulations (2010) Part XI
  Sections 14, 15, 25, 30, 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, 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, 187
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
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
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 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 5, 8
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
National Biosafety Authority (NBA) Fees National Biosafety Authority (NBA) Fees Charter
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
Standards Act Standards Act
  Sections 4, 14
The Biosafety (Import, Export and Transit) Regulations (2011) The Biosafety (Import, Export and Transit) Regulations (2011)
  Sections 6, 7, 8, 9, 16
EAC Rules of origin The East African Community (EAC) Customs Union (Rules of Origin) Rules
The Plant Protection Act Cap 324 The Plant Protection Act CAP 324
  Sections 5, 6, 7, 8
Value Added Tax Act (2013) Value Added Tax Act (2013) First schedule (Part I)
  Sections 14, 65
World Customs Organization Recommendation of UCR World Customs Organization Recommendation of UCR
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