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Register with Pharmacy and Poisons Board (PPB) online service portal  (3) expand_more expand_less
Obtain wholesale dealer's licence and certificate of premise registration  (6) expand_more expand_less
Register with KESWS  (4) expand_more expand_less
Obtain drug sample permit  (3) expand_more expand_less
Drug sample clearance  (6) expand_more expand_less
Obtain certificate of analysis  (4) expand_more expand_less
Obtain certificate of good manufacturing practices  (5) expand_more expand_less
Obtain product registration certificate  (4) expand_more expand_less
Obtain pharmaceutical import permit  (5) expand_more expand_less
Obtain import declaration form  (2) expand_more expand_less
Pre-clearance documentation  (1) expand_more expand_less
Obtain passed clearance entry  (3) expand_more expand_less
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Enter the OSBP  (1) expand_more expand_less
Obtain PPB release  (2) expand_more expand_less
Obtain KEBS release  (2) expand_more expand_less
Obtain Port Health Services release  (6) expand_more expand_less
Obtain KRA release  (3) expand_more expand_less
Obtain KRA final release  (1) expand_more expand_less

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Apply for import permit
(last modified: 25/11/2021)

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Where to go?

Entity in charge

Trade Facilitation Platform (TFP)


Tel: Tel: +254 (20)4 965 000 / 0709 950 000
Website: https://www.kentrade.go.ke/

What do I get?

Submitted commercial medicines import permit
KESWS submission notification

What documents do I need to bring?

1. 01 - Libre deuda de patente
Wholesale dealer's licence (copy)
For more information on how to obtain a wholesale dealer licence, click here.
2. 01 - Libre deuda de patente
Product registration certificate (copy)
For more information on how to obtain a product registration certificate, click here.
or 01 - Libre deuda de patente
Retention certificate (copy)
The retention certificate is only needed if the products have been marketed locally for at least one year. For more information on how to obtain the retention certificate, click here.
3. 01 - Libre deuda de patente
Unique consignment reference (UCR) number
4. 01 - Libre deuda de patente
Invoice (copy)

Time frame

Attention at counter: Min.   10mn - Max.   20mn

Legal justification

1. Pharmacy and Poisons Act Rules
Pharmacy and Poisons Act Rules
Section 3

Additional information

The applicant must have user credentials to access the Kenya TradeNet System. For more information on how to train and register with the Kenya TradeNet System, click here.The applicant is required to apply for the unique consignment reference (UCR) prior to applying for the import permit.
Traders are advised to contact KenTrade on system related issues and contact Pharmacy and Poisons Board (PPB) on permit application.

Who certified this information ?

Dr. Allan WAMBUA, Trade Affairs Officer , 03/05/2017

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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