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Register with KESWS  (4) expand_more expand_less
Obtain import permit for meat and meat products (VS13)  (2) expand_more expand_less
Pre-clearance documentation  (1) expand_more expand_less
Obtain delivery order  (4) expand_more expand_less
Obtain KEBS consignment document  (1) expand_more expand_less
Obtain passed clearance entry  (3) expand_more expand_less
Obtain DVS release  (2) expand_more expand_less
Obtain import health certificate  (4) expand_more expand_less
Obtain KEBS release  (2) expand_more expand_less
Obtain certificate of radioanalysis  (3) expand_more expand_less
Obtain Radiation Protection Board release  (1) expand_more expand_less
Obtain KRA release  (3) expand_more expand_less
Obtain KPA release  (4) expand_more expand_less
Obtain gate pass  (2) expand_more expand_less

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Apply for import health certificate and generate e-slip
(last modified: 21/10/2021)

You can apply for this step online

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What do I get?

KESWS submission notification
Submitted import health certificate
Valid e-slip

What documents do I need to bring?

For all consignments
1. 01 - Libre deuda de patente
Unique consignment reference (UCR) number
2. 01 - Libre deuda de patente
Invoice (copy)
3. 01 - Libre deuda de patente
Certificate of quality (copy)
From the competent authority in the country of origin.
4. 01 - Libre deuda de patente
Permit (copy)
Relevant to the consignment.
5. 01 - Libre deuda de patente
Certificate of analysis (copy)
6. 01 - Libre deuda de patente
Material safety data sheet (copy)
7. 01 - Libre deuda de patente
Health certificate (copy)
From the country of origin.
Additionally, for fresh produce
1. 01 - Libre deuda de patente
Phytosanitary certificate (copy)
2. 01 - Libre deuda de patente
Plant import permit (copy)
Additonally, for second hand clothes
1. 01 - Libre deuda de patente
Fumigation certificate (copy)
Additionally, for cereals
1. 01 - Libre deuda de patente
GMO free certificate (copy)
2. 01 - Libre deuda de patente
Phytosanitary certificate (copy)
3. 01 - Libre deuda de patente
Fumigation certificate (copy)

Time frame

Attention at counter: Min.   5mn - Max.   20mn

Legal justification

1. Food, Drugs and Chemical Substances (Food Hygiene) Regulations, 1978
Food, Drugs and Chemical Substances (Food Hygiene) Regulations, 1978
Section 8
2. Public Health Act CAP 242 (2012)
Public Health Act CAP 242 (2012)
Sections 131, 135

Additional information

The trader is required to apply for a unique consignment reference prior to applying for the import health certificate.
The e-slip is valid for 48 hours.

Who certified this information ?

Zealot NAPHTALLEY, Principle Public Health Officer, 15/06/2021

Recourse: Kenya Trade Network Agency (KenTrade)

Entity in charge

Kenya Trade Network Agency (KenTrade)

P.O. Box 00200-36943, Longonot Road, Upper Hill, Embankment Plaza, Nairobi
Tel: +254 204 965 000 / +254 709 950 000
Email: contactcentre@kentrade.go.ke, complaints@kentrade.go.ke
Website: kentrade.go.ke
Directions: Google maps

Unit in charge

Customer Service & Contact Centre (KenTrade)

Mon: 07:00 - 19:00
Tue: 07:00 - 19:00
Wed: 07:00 - 19:00
Thu: 07:00 - 19:00
Fri: 07:00 - 19:00
Sat: 08:00 - 14:00
Sun: 08:00 - 14:00

Contact person

Joseph Mukite

Senior Contact Centre Officer
Tel: +254 204 965 000 / +254 709 950 000
Email: contactcentre@kentrade.go.ke, jmukite@kentrade.go.ke
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