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Steps (35) arrow_drop_up arrow_drop_down
Obtain import licence  (4) expand_more expand_less
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
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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Obtain KEPHIS 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 11 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 2)
Import Certification System: ICS
AFA Food Crops Directorate (x 7)
Bank (x 2)
Kenya Trade Network Agency (KenTrade) (x 3)
Kenya Electronic Single Window System: KESWS (x 3)
Clearing Agent
Kenya Plant Health Inspectorate Service (KEPHIS), One Stop Border Post (OSBP) (Namanga) (x 3)
Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA), One Stop Border Post (OSBP) (Namanga) (x 4)

Results 8 expand_more expand_less

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

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Form 1E - Horticultural produce importer application form
Certificate of incorporation (x 5)
Company PIN certificate (x 4)
Valid tax compliance certificate
Valid business permit
Identity card (x 4)
Approved application for import licence
HCD payment receipt
Cover letter
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
Request for company registration
Company PIN
Certificate of conformity (COC)
KRA e-slip
Passed clearance entry (x 2)
Plant import permit
Phytosanitary certificate
Import declaration form (IDF)
Cargo manifest (C2) (x 2)
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  55,000

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KES 5,000
For import licence.
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.

Total Duration 18d - 76d  expand_more expand_less

  Min. Max.
Total time (sum): 18d 76d
of which:
Waiting time in queue (sum): 1h. 50mn 5h. 35mn
Attention at counter: 4h. 15mn 1d 1/2
Waiting time until next step (sum): 17d 74d

Laws 20 expand_more expand_less

Agricultural, Fisheries and Food Authority Agricultural Food Authority Act (2013) 1st Schedule
  Sections 4, First Schedule
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
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
  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
The Crops (Irish Potato) Regulations 2019 The Crops (Irish Potato) Regulations 2019
  Sections 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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