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Register as an exporter  (4) expand_more expand_less
Register with KESWS  (4) expand_more expand_less
Obtain registration letter  (3) expand_more expand_less
Pre-clearance documentation  (1) expand_more expand_less
Obtain EAC certificate of origin  (5) expand_more expand_less
Obtain passed clearance entry  (2) expand_more expand_less
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Enter the OSBP  (1) expand_more expand_less
Obtain KEPHIS release  (2) expand_more expand_less
Obtain Port Health Services release  (6) expand_more expand_less
Obtain KRA release  (3) expand_more expand_less

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Apply to be an exporter
(last modified: 21/07/2021)

You can apply for this step online

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Timeframe ( see details )

Waiting time until next step

10 mn  -  30 mn
2 days  -  4 days

Where to go?

Entity in charge

Kenya Plant Health Inspectorate Service (KEPHIS)

P.O. Box 00100-49592, Nairobi
Tel: +254 709 891 000 / +254 206 618 000
Email: director@kephis.org, kephisinfo@kephis.org
Website: www.kephis.org
Directions: Google maps

Unit in charge

Phytosanitary Import & Export Office (KEPHIS)

Mon: 08:00 - 13:00, 14:00 - 17:00
Tue: 08:00 - 13:00, 14:00 - 17:00
Wed: 08:00 - 13:00, 14:00 - 17:00
Thu: 08:00 - 13:00, 14:00 - 17:00
Fri: 08:00 - 13:00, 14:00 - 17:00

Contact person

Plant Inspector

Plant Inspector
Tel: +254 709 891 125
Email: rkabiru@kephis.org
KEPHIS Regional Offices KEPHIS Regional Offices

What do I get?

Appointment Appointment

What documents do I need to bring?

1. Exporter registration form
Exporter registration form (original)
To be filled by the owner of the company.
Additionally, for exporters purchasing their produce from farmers
1. 01 - Libre deuda de patente
Contract (copy)
If the exporter is purchasing produce from a grower.

Time frame

Waiting time in queue: Min.   5mn - Max.  20mn
Attention at counter: Min.   5mn - Max.   10mn
Waiting time until next step: Min.   2 days - Max.   4 days

Legal justification

1. Procedure for Registration as an Exporter of Agricultural Produce
Procedure for Registration as an Exporter of Agricultural Produce
2. Kenya Plant Health Inspectorate Service Act No. 54 of 2012
Kenya Plant Health Inspectorate Service Act No. 54 of 2012
Section 5
3. Agricultural Food Authority Act (2013)
Agricultural Food Authority Act (2013)
Section 4 First Schedule
4. Crops Act (2013)
Crops Act (2013)
Sections 16, 40

Additional information

The application can be submitted physically or sent via e-mail to the headquarters or regional offices. However, applications submitted to regional offices take longer to process as they are forwarded to the headquarters.
The acknowledgement letter is sent via post mail or e-mail within 2-4 days. Upon submission of the application, the applicant is advised to liaise with the Plant Inspection Unit to organize for training on the Electronic Certification System (ECS) for both their management and staff.

Who certified this information ?

Faith NDUNGE, Head, Biosafety & Phytosanitary Services, 09/05/2017

Recourse: Kenya Plant Health Inspectorate Service (KEPHIS)

Entity in charge

Kenya Plant Health Inspectorate Service (KEPHIS)

P.O. Box 00100-49592, Nairobi
Tel: +254 709 891 000 / +254 206 618 000
Email: director@kephis.org, kephisinfo@kephis.org
Website: www.kephis.org
Directions: Google maps

Unit in charge

Office of the Managing Director (KEPHIS)

Mon: 08:00 - 13:00, 14:00 - 17:00
Tue: 08:00 - 13:00, 14:00 - 17:00
Wed: 08:00 - 13:00, 14:00 - 17:00
Thu: 08:00 - 13:00, 14:00 - 17:00
Fri: 08:00 - 13:00, 14:00 - 17:00

Contact person

Prof. Theophilus M. Mutui (PhD)

Managing Director
Tel: +254 206 618 000 / +254 709 891 000
Email: director@kephis.org
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