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Steps (47) arrow_drop_up arrow_drop_down
Register with AFA IMIS Portal  (1) expand_more expand_less
Obtain export licence  (4) expand_more expand_less
Obtain certificate of registration for importers/exporters  (3) expand_more expand_less
Obtain import/export licence  (4) expand_more expand_less
Register as an exporter  (5) expand_more expand_less
Register with KESWS  (4) expand_more expand_less
Obtain registration letter  (3) expand_more expand_less
Obtain export permit  (3) expand_more expand_less
Pre-clearance documentation  (1) expand_more expand_less
Obtain COMESA certificate of origin  (5) expand_more expand_less
Obtain passed clearance entry  (2) expand_more expand_less
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Obtain KEPHIS release  (4) expand_more expand_less
Obtain Port Health Services release  (5) expand_more expand_less
Obtain KRA release  (3) expand_more expand_less

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Summary of the procedure

Institutions/Systems involved 16 expand_more expand_less

Mobile Money Platform (x 4)
AFA Food Crops Directorate (x 3)
Kenya Plant Health Inspectorate Service (KEPHIS) (x 3)
Electronic Certification System (ECS)
Kenya Trade Network Agency (KenTrade) (x 3)
Trade Facilitation Platform (TFP)
Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA) (Rules of Origin Section) (x 5)
Warehouse
Clearing Agent
Bank (x 2)
Typesetting Company
Integrated Customs Management System (iCMS) (x 2)
Kenya Plant Health Inspectorate Service (KEPHIS), One Stop Border Post (OSBP) (Busia) (x 4)
Port Health Services Kenya, One Stop Border Post (OSBP) (Busia) (x 2)
Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA), One Stop Border Post (OSBP) (Busia) (x 3)

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User credentials
AFA HCD export licence
Certificate of registration for importers/exporters
Import/export licence
Export authorization letter
User credentials
User credentials
Registration letter
Import/export permit
Authenticated COMESA certificate of origin
Phytosanitary certificate
Passed clearance entry stamped released by KRA

Required Documents expand_more expand_less

List of shareholders (Form CR-12) (x 2)
Certificate of incorporation (x 5)
Company PIN certificate (x 3)
Valid tax compliance certificate (x 2)
Valid business permit (x 2)
Identity card (x 3)
Association membership certificate
FORM F - Application-renewal for registration of irish potato importer and exporter
Form K - Application/renewal for import/export licence
Company profile
Exporter registration form
Contract
AFA HCD export licence
Request for company registration
Company PIN
Rules of origin exporter registration form
Sector specific license
Form M - Application for import/export irish potato permit
Import/export licence
Phytosanitary certificate
Certificate of produce
AFA Food Crops Directorate receipt
KRA payment authorization slip (x 2)
Bank deposit slip (x 2)
COMESA certificate of origin form
Typed certificate of origin form
Customs entry in under control status
Customs entry in under control status (x 3)
Plant import permit
Passed clearance entry stamped release by KEPHIS
KEPHIS payment receipt
Public health recommendation
Food hygiene licence
Exit note
Passed clearance entry stamped by verification officer
Cargo manifest stamped by verification officer

Estimated cost KES  58,000 +USD  3

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KES 15,000
For export licence.
KES 20,000
For exporter licence.
KES 15,000
For deposit of expected future phytosanitary certificates.
KES 0 -
KES  58.4 per kilometer
For audit mileage.
KES 0 -
0.5 % goods-value
For export permit.
KES 0 -
1 % goods-value
Clearing agent fees - estimate.
USD 3
For issuance of certificate of origin
KES 500
For issuance of a phytosanitary certificate.
KES 1,000
For issuance of phytosanitary certificate.
KES 5,000
For inspection fee for 0-34,000 kgs.
KES 0 -
KES  0.15 per kilogram
For inspection fees for 34,001-280,000 kgs.
KES 0 -
KES  0.01 per kilogram
For inspection fees for 280,000 kgs and above.
KES 1,500
For issuance of export health certificate.

Total Duration 6d - 55d  expand_more expand_less

  Min. Max.
Total time (sum): 6d 55d
of which:
Waiting time in queue (sum): 2h. 10mn 7h. 15mn
Attention at counter: 7h. 25mn 2d 1/2
Waiting time until next step (sum): 4d 51d

Laws 22 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) 1st Schedule
  Sections 6, 8, 13, 16, 18, 20, 21, 22, 23, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 32, 40, 41, Third Schedule
Customs and Excise Regulations Customs and Excise Regulations (2010)
  Sections 14, 15, 127C, 127, 128B, 199
EAC Customs Mangement Regulations EAC Customs Mangement Regulations Regulation 216
East African Community Customs Management Act (2017) East African Community Customs Management Act (2017)
  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, 194
Food, Drugs and Chemicals (General) Regulations Food, Drugs and Chemical Substances (Food Hygiene) Regulations, 1978
  Section  10
Horticultural Crop Directorate Authority Legal Order 2011 Horticultural Crop Directorate Order (2011)
  Sections 25, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 33, Fifth Schedule
Horticultural Crops Regulations (2020) Implementation of Horticultural Crops Regulations (2020)
Kenya Plant Health Inspectorate Service Act CAP 325 Kenya Plant Health Inspectorate Service Act No. 54 of 2012
  Sections 3 (d), 5 (h), 5, 7 (2)
KEPHIS Notice KEPHIS Notice
Legal Notice 48 of 2009 - Plant Protection Rules Legal Notice 48 (The Plant Protection Fees & Charges) Rules (2009)
Exporter registration checklist Procedure for Registration as an Exporter of Agricultural Produce
Public Health Rules Public Health Act CAP 242 Public Health (Fees) Rules 1st Schedule
Agricultural produce(Horticultural produce) Rules The Agricultural Produce (Export) (Horticultural Produce) (General) Rules
  Section  16
The Agricultural Produce (Export) Act The Agricultural Produce (Export) Act 319
  Sections 3, 4
The Cotonou Agreement The Cotonou Agreement
The Crops (Food Crops) Regulations (2019) The Crops (Food Crops) Regulations (2019)
  Sections 6, 7, 8, 9
The Crops (Horticultural Crops) Regulations (2020) The Crops (Horticultural Crops) Regulations (2020) Regulation 28
The Crops (Irish Potato) Regulations 2019 The Crops (Irish Potato) Regulations 2019
  Sections 6, 7, 8, 14, 15
EAC Rules of origin The East African Community (EAC) Customs Union (Rules of Origin) Rules
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