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Steps (26) arrow_drop_up arrow_drop_down
Register with KESWS  (4) 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
Obtain KEBS release  (4) expand_more expand_less
Obtain Port Health Services release  (6) expand_more expand_less
Obtain KRA release  (4) expand_more expand_less
Obtain import standardization mark (ISM)  (2) expand_more expand_less

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Summary of the procedure

Institutions involved 8 expand_more expand_less

Kenya Trade Network Agency (KenTrade) (x 3)
Kenya Electronic Single Window System (KESWS) (x 3)
Clearing Agent
Bank (x 2)
Kenya Bureau of Standards (KEBS) (Customs & Border Control Cargo Terminal) (EIA) (x 3)
Port Health Services Kenya (Customs & Border Control Cargo Terminal) (EIA) (x 3)
Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA) (Customs & Border Control Cargo Terminal) (EIA) (x 3)
Kenya Bureau of Standards (KEBS) (x 2)

Results 4 expand_more expand_less

User credentials
Import declaration form (IDF)
Passed clearance entry stamped by HVO
Import Standardization Mark

Required Documents expand_more expand_less

Request for company registration
Company PIN
Invoice (x 4)
Bill of lading
Proforma invoice
Certificate of conformity (COC) (x 2)
KRA e-slip
Import declaration form (IDF) (x 3)
Clearance entry (x 2)
KEBS consignment document
Packing list (x 2)
Air waybill (x 2)
Certificate of quality
Food hygiene licence
Phytosanitary certificate
Plant import permit
Valid e-slip
Passed clearance entry (x 3)
KEBS Certificate of inspection
Certificate of inspection
KRA receipt
Import standardization mark application form

Estimated cost KES  1,000

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KES 0 -
2 % Cost, Insurance & Freight (CIF) or customs value
Railway development levy.
KES 0 -
3.5 % Cost, Insurance & Freight (CIF) or customs value
For import duty.
KES 1,000
For issuance of import health certificate.

Total Duration 3d  - 9d  expand_more expand_less

  Min. Max.
Total time (sum): 3d 9d
of which:
Waiting time in queue (sum): 1h. 10mn 2h. 40mn
Attention at counter: 3h. 45mn 2d
Waiting time until next step (sum): 2d 7d

Laws 18 expand_more expand_less

Customs and Excise Regulations Customs and Excise Regulations (2010) Part XI
  Sections 14, 15, 127C, 127, 128B, 199
East Africa Community Common External Tariff 2017 East Africa Community Common External Tariff 2017
East African Community Customs Management Act (2004) East African Community Customs Management Act (2004)
  Sections 34, 35, 36, 38, 41, 82, 123, 145, 146, 187, 188, 189
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
Finance Act 2019 Finance Act 2019
  Section  6
Food, Drugs and Chemicals (General) Regulations Food, Drugs and Chemical Substances (Food Hygiene) Regulations, 1978
  Section  8
KEBS Public Notice on Implementation of Import Standardization Mark (ISM) Logo KEBS Public Notice on Implementation of Import Standardization Mark (ISM) Logo
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)
  Sections 2 (5, 6)
Legal Notice 78 of  2020 - Verification of Conformity to Kenya Standards of  Imports Order Legal Notice 78 of 2020 - Verification of Conformity to Kenya Standards of Imports Order
  Sections 3, 5, 6, 7
Miscalleneous Fees and Levies Miscellaneous Fees and Levies
  Sections 7, 8
Notice on implementation of legal notice 127 Notice on Implementation of Legal Notice 127
Public Health Act CAP 242 (2012) Public Health Act CAP 242 (2012)
  Sections 131, 135
Public Health Rules Public Health Act CAP 242 Public Health (Fees) Rules 1st Schedule
Public Notice Public Notice - Kenya Bureau of Standards (KEBS)
PvoC Program Operations Manual PvoC Program Operations Manual
  Sections 3, 4, 10
Standards Act Standards Act
  Sections 4, 14
Value Added Tax Act (2013) Value Added Tax Act (2013) First schedule (Part I)
  Sections 14, 65
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