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Steps (34) arrow_drop_up arrow_drop_down
Obtain import licence  (5) expand_more expand_less
Register as an importer  (6) expand_more expand_less
Register with KESWS  (4) expand_more expand_less
Pre-clearance documentation  (1) expand_more expand_less
Obtain import declaration form  (2) expand_more expand_less
Obtain KEPHIS release  (2) expand_more expand_less
Obtain KRA release  (6) expand_more expand_less
Obtain KEBS release  (4) expand_more expand_less
Obtain Port Health Services release  (3) expand_more expand_less
Obtain KRA final release  (1) expand_more expand_less

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Summary of the procedure

Institutions/Systems involved 15 expand_more expand_less

AFA IMIS Portal (x 3)
Mobile Money Platform
Bank
Kenya Plant Health Inspectorate Service (KEPHIS) (x 3)
Kenya Plant Health Inspectorate Service (KEPHIS) Plant Inspection Unit (JKIA) (x 3)
Import Certification System (ICS) (x 2)
Kenya Trade Network Agency (KenTrade) (x 3)
Trade Facilitation Platform (TFP)
Clearing Agent
Integrated Customs Management System (iCMS) (x 2)
Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA) (Handling Shed) (x 5)
Handling Shed (x 2)
Kenya Bureau of Standards (KEBS) (JKIA)
Kenya Bureau of Standards (KEBS) (Handling Shed) (x 3)
Port Health Services Kenya (Handling Shed) (x 3)

Results 4 expand_more expand_less

HCD import licence
ICS user credentials
User credentials
Import declaration form (IDF)

Required Documents expand_more expand_less

Certificate of incorporation (x 2)
Company PIN certificate (x 3)
Valid tax compliance certificate
Valid business permit
Identity card (x 2)
Approved application for import licence
HCD payment receipt
Cover letter
Request for training
Request for company registration
Company PIN
Bill of lading
Proforma invoice
Plant import permit
Phytosanitary certificate (x 3)
Customs entry in under control status
Stamped plant import permit (x 2)
Notification of arrival
Certificate of conformity (COC) (x 2)
Packing list (x 4)
Customs entry in removal status
Handling shed invoice
Release order stamped by customs
Customs entry in settled status
KEBS consignment document (x 2)
Import declaration form (IDF) (x 3)
Registered customs entry (x 2)
Release order stamped by handling shed
Validated certificate of conformity
Permit
Certificate of analysis
Import health certificate
Release order stamped by KEBS (x 2)

Estimated cost KES  20,000

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KES 10,000
For import licence.
KES 10,000
For import licence.
KES 0 -
KES  0.08 per per kilo per day
For cold room charges.
USD 0 -
USD  0.18 per kilogram
For handling charges.
USD 0 -
USD  0.15 per per kilo per day
For storage charges.

Total Duration 13d - 33d  expand_more expand_less

  Min. Max.
Total time (sum): 13d 33d
of which:
Waiting time in queue (sum): 1h. 10mn 3h. 45mn
Attention at counter: 4h. 1d 1/2
Waiting time until next step (sum): 12d 31d

Laws 19 expand_more expand_less

Agricultural, Fisheries and Food Authority Agricultural Food Authority Act (2013) 1st Schedule
  Sections 4, First Schedule
Crops Act 2013 Crops Act (2013)
  Sections 8, 13, 16, 18, 20, 40, 41
East African Community Customs Management Act (2017) East African Community Customs Management Act (2017)
  Sections 34, 41, 145, 146, 187, 188, 189, 235
East African Community Customs Management Regulations (2010) East African Community Customs Management Regulations (2010)
  Section  36
Horticultural Crop Directorate Authority Legal Order 2011 Horticultural Crop Directorate Order (2011) 5th Schedule
  Sections 28, 29, 30, 31
Horticultural Crops Regulations (2020) Implementation of Horticultural Crops Regulations (2020)
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
  Section  5
KQ Tariff Charges KQ Tariff Charges
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)
Legal Notice 183 of 2019 - Verification of Conformity to Kenya Standards of Imports Order Legal Notice 183 of 2019 - Verification of Conformity to Kenya Standards of Imports Order
  Sections 3, 5, 6, 7
Plant Protection (Importation of Fruit) Order Plant Protection (Importation of Fruit) Order
Plant Protection (Importation of Plants) Rules Plant Protection (Importation of Plants, Plant Products, & Regulated Articles) Rules
  Sections 3, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
Public Health Act CAP 242 (2012) Public Health Act CAP 242 (2012)
  Section  135
Standards Act Standards Act
  Sections 4, 14
The Crops (Horticultural Crops) Regulations (2020) The Crops (Horticultural Crops) Regulations (2020) Regulation 26
The East African Community Statutory Instruments Supplement The East African Community Statutory Instruments Supplement
  Section  7
The Plant Protection Act Cap 324 The Plant Protection Act CAP 324
  Section  8
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