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Steps (34) arrow_drop_up arrow_drop_down
Register as an importer  (6) expand_more expand_less
Obtain certificate of registration for importers/exporters  (3) expand_more expand_less
Obtain import/export licence  (5) expand_more expand_less
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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 KEPHIS release  (3) expand_more expand_less
Obtain Port Health Services release  (6) 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 11 expand_more expand_less

Kenya Plant Health Inspectorate Service (KEPHIS) (x 3)
Kenya Plant Health Inspectorate Service (KEPHIS) Plant Inspection Unit (JKIA) (x 2)
Import Certification System: ICS
AFA IMIS Portal (x 6)
AFA Food Crops Directorate
Kenya Electronic Single Window System (KESWS) (x 4)
Clearing Agent
Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA), One Stop Border Post (OSBP) (Namanga) (x 5)
Kenya Plant Health Inspectorate Service (KEPHIS), One Stop Border Post (OSBP) (Namanga) (x 3)
Port Health Services Kenya, One Stop Border Post (OSBP) (Namanga) (x 3)

Results 6 expand_more expand_less

ICS user credentials
Certificate of registration for importers/exporters
Import/export licence
Import declaration form (IDF)
Passed clearance entry stamped released by KRA
Cargo manifest stamped released by KRA

Required Documents expand_more expand_less

Cover letter
Certificate of incorporation (x 4)
Company PIN certificate (x 3)
Identity card (x 3)
Request for training
FORM F - Application-renewal for registration of irish potato importer and exporter
Form K - Application/renewal for import/export licence
Warehouse registration certificate (Form E)
Bank deposit slip
AFA Food Crops Directorate receipt
Certificate of conformity (COC)
KRA e-slip
Passed clearance entry (x 5)
Plant import permit (x 2)
Phytosanitary certificate
Import declaration form (IDF)
Cargo manifest (C2) (x 2)
Phytosanitary certificate
Certificate of analysis
Certificate of quality
Food hygiene licence
Packing list
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  51,000

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KES 50,000
For exporter licence.
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 0 -
KES  0.5 per kilogram
Inspection fees for 0 - 20,000kgs.
KES 0 -
KES  0.25 per kilogram
Inspection fees for 20,001 - 400,000kgs.
KES 0 -
KES  0.15 per kilogram
Inspection fees for 400,001kgs - 1,000,000kgs.
KES 0 -
KES  0.05 per kilogram
Inspection fees above 1,000,000kgs.
KES 1,000
For issuance of import health certificate.

Total Duration 10d - 58d  expand_more expand_less

  Min. Max.
Total time (sum): 10d 58d
of which:
Waiting time in queue (sum): 1h. 55mn 5h. 25mn
Attention at counter: 4h. 30mn 1d 1/2
Waiting time until next step (sum): 9d 56d

Laws 20 expand_more expand_less

COMESA Rules of Origin COMESA Protocol on the Rules of Origin
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
Kenya Plant Health Inspectorate Service Act CAP 325 Kenya Plant Health Inspectorate Service Act No. 54 of 2012
  Sections 5 (h), 5
Kenya Plant Health Inspectorate Service Inspection Fees Schedule Kenya Plant Health Inspectorate Service Inspection Fees Schedule
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)
Miscalleneous Fees and Levies Miscellaneous Fees and Levies
  Sections 7, 8
Plant Protection (Importation of Plants) Rules Plant Protection (Importation of Plants, Plant Products, & Regulated Articles) Rules
  Sections 3, 5
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
The Crops (Food Crops) Regulations (2019) The Crops (Food Crops) Regulations (2019)
  Sections 6, 7, 8, 9
The Crops (Irish Potato) Regulations 2019 The Crops (Irish Potato) Regulations 2019
  Sections 6, 7, 8, 14
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
  Section  8
Value Added Tax Act (2013) Value Added Tax Act (2013) First schedule (Part I)
  Sections 14, 65
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