What documents do I need to bring?
Unique consignment reference (UCR) number
Clearance entry (copy)
KEBS consignment document (copy)
Packing list (copy)
For goods originating from the East African Community
EAC certificate of origin form (copy)
For goods originating from the East African Community.
Certificate of quality (copy)
From a National Standard body in the country of origin where applicable.
Exemption letter (copy)
Where applicable, relevant to the consignment.
Waiver letter (copy)
Issued by KEBS, where applicable.
Diamond mark of quality
Issued by the National Standards body in the country of origin.
Standardization Mark Permit (copy)
For raw materials. For more information on how to obtain a standardization mark permit, click here.
For goods originating from countries outside the EAC region.
Import declaration form (IDF) (copy)
Certificate of conformity (COC) (copy)
From the country of origin.
Waiting time in queue:
- Max. 10mn
Attention at counter:
- Max. 15mn
Legal Notice 78 of 2020 - Verification of Conformity to Kenya Standards of Imports Order
Customs and Excise Regulations (2010)
Sections 25, 30
Consignments originating from countries outside the EAC region that arrive without a Certificate of Conformity will be subject to destination inspection which attracts a fee of 20% of the customs value of the consignment.
For re - exports, consignments arriving without a certificate of conformity will also be subject to destination inspection where traders will be required to pay whichever is higher of $265.00 or 0.65% of the customs value with a maximum fee payable of $2,700. This is subject to approval by the Cabinet Secretary, Ministry of Industry, Trade and Cooperatives.
In such cases, KEBS will issue a demand note.