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Steps (36) arrow_drop_up arrow_drop_down
Register with KESWS  (4) expand_more expand_less
Obtain registration letter  (3) expand_more expand_less
Pre-clearance documentation  (2) expand_more expand_less
Obtain EU certificate of origin  (6) expand_more expand_less
Obtain customs entry  (3) expand_more expand_less
Obtain export health certificate  (4) expand_more expand_less
Obtain KRA and KPA release  (13) expand_more expand_less
Obtain export certificate  (1) expand_more expand_less

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Summary of the procedure

Institutions/Systems involved 16 expand_more expand_less

Kenya Trade Network Agency (KenTrade) (x 3)
Trade Facilitation Platform (TFP) (x 3)
Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA) (Rules of Origin Section) (x 6)
Warehouse (x 2)
Clearing Agent
Shipping Agent
Typesetting Company
Integrated Customs Management System (iCMS) (x 2)
Port Health Services Kenya (PHS) (Kilindini)
Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA), Customs & Border Control, Mombasa
Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA) Customs & Border Control (Kilindini Shed 5 Station) (x 4)
Kenya Ports Authority (KPA) Online Portal
Kenya Ports Authority (KPA) (x 4)
Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA), Customs and Border Control, Kilindini (x 2)
Kenya Ports Authority (KPA), Inland Container Depot (ICD) (Naivasha)

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User credentials
Registration letter
Authenticated EU certificate of origin
Position slip endorsed by KPA
Certificate of export

Required Documents expand_more expand_less

Request for company registration
Company PIN
Rules of origin exporter registration form
Certificate of incorporation (x 4)
Sector specific license
Company PIN certificate (x 5)
Proforma invoice
Identity card
Contract
Commercial invoice
Packing list (x 3)
KRA payment authorization slip (x 2)
Bank deposit slip (x 2)
EU certificate of origin form
Typed certificate of origin form
Customs entry in under control status
Permit (x 3)
KRA e-slip
Public health recommendation
Food hygiene licence
Phytosanitary certificate
Passed clearance entry stamped release by Port Health
Shipping order (x 3)
Bankers cheque
Customs entry in under control status (x 2)
KPA invoice (x 2)
Consignment file
Position slip stamped by KRA
Position slip
Passed clearance entry stamped release (x 2)
Signed witnessing form
Bill of lading

Estimated cost KES  1,500 +USD  3

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USD 3
For issuance of certificate of origin
USD 0 -
USD  0.75 per ton of tea
For merchant shipping levy.
KES 1,500
For issuance of export health certificate.
USD 0 -
USD  80 per container
For shore handling export charges.
USD 0 -
USD  105 per container
For wharfage export charges.
USD 0 -
USD  3 per hour
Plug in charges for reefer containers.

Total Duration 3d  - 13d  expand_more expand_less

  Min. Max.
Total time (sum): 3d 13d
of which:
Waiting time in queue (sum): 1h. 45mn 1d 1/2
Attention at counter: 3h. 55mn 2d
Waiting time until next step (sum): 2d 10d

Laws 11 expand_more expand_less

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 145, 146, 187, 188, 189
  Sections 34, 35, 36, 41, 73, 75, 82, 123, 195
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, 89
Food, Drugs and Chemicals (General) Regulations Food, Drugs and Chemical Substances (Food Hygiene) Regulations, 1978
  Section  10
Food, Drugs and Chemical Substances (General) Regulations, 1978 Food, Drugs and Chemical Substances (General) Regulations, 1978
  Section  10
Kenya Ports Authority (Cap 391) Kenya Ports Authority (Cap 391) Part VIII, IX
KPA tariff book KPA tariff book
Merchant Shipping (Fees) Regulation, 2011 Gazette Notice CXIV - No. 1 Merchant Shipping (Fees) Regulation, 2011 Gazette Notice CXIV - No. 1
Public Health Act CAP 242 (2012) Public Health Act CAP 242 (2012)
  Sections 73 (n), 134 (g)
Public Health Act CAP 242 Public Health (Fees) Rules Public Health Act CAP 242 Public Health (Fees) Rules
  Section  2
The Cotonou Agreement The Cotonou Agreement
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