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Register with KESWS  (4) expand_more expand_less
Register as an importer  (6) expand_more expand_less
Obtain plant import permit  (4) expand_more expand_less
Obtain import declaration form  (2) expand_more expand_less
Pre-clearance documentation  (1) expand_more expand_less
Obtain customs entry  (3) expand_more expand_less
Obtain KEPHIS release  (2) expand_more expand_less
Obtain KRA release  (7) 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 14 expand_more expand_less

Kenya Trade Network Agency (KenTrade) (x 3)
Trade Facilitation Platform (TFP)
Kenya Plant Health Inspectorate Service (KEPHIS) (x 3)
Kenya Plant Health Inspectorate Service (KEPHIS) Plant Inspection Unit (JKIA) (x 4)
Import Certification System (ICS) (x 3)
Kenya Electronic Single Window System (KESWS)
Mobile Money Platform
Integrated Customs Management System (iCMS) (x 3)
Clearing Agent
Bank
Customs Shed (x 3)
Handling Shed (x 3)
Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA) (Handling Shed) (x 2)
Port Health Services Kenya (Handling Shed) (x 3)

Results 4 expand_more expand_less

User credentials
ICS user credentials
Plant import permit
Approved import declaration form (IDF)

Required Documents expand_more expand_less

Request for company registration
Company PIN
Cover letter
Certificate of incorporation
Company PIN certificate (x 3)
Identity card
Request for training
Consignment document (CD)
Proforma invoice (x 3)
KEPHIS payment receipt
Bill of lading
Certificate of conformity (COC) (x 2)
KRA e-slip
Plant import permit
Phytosanitary certificate (x 3)
Customs entry in under control status
Stamped plant import permit (x 2)
Notification of arrival
Packing list (x 3)
Customs entry in removed status
Handling shed invoice
Release order stamped by customs (x 2)
Bank deposit slip
Customs entry in settled status
Approved import declaration form (IDF)
Registered customs entry
Import health certificate
Release order stamped by KEBS (x 2)

Estimated cost KES  600

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KES 600
For issuance of plant import permit.
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 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 11d - 28d  expand_more expand_less

  Min. Max.
Total time (sum): 11d 28d
of which:
Waiting time in queue (sum): 1h. 5mn 3h. 20mn
Attention at counter: 3h. 55mn 1d 1/2
Waiting time until next step (sum): 10d 26d

Laws 18 expand_more expand_less

Customs and Excise Regulations Customs and Excise Regulations (2010) Part XI
East Africa Community Common External Tariff 2022 East Africa Community Common External Tariff 2022
East African Community Customs Management Act (2017) East African Community Customs Management Act (2017)
  Sections 34, 35, 36, 38, 41, 82, 123, 145, 146, 187, 188, 189, 235
East African Community Customs Management Regulations (2010) East African Community Customs Management Regulations (2010)
  Sections 36, 39, 40, 41, 42, 43, 44, 45, 46, 47, 48, 49, 187
Finance Act 2019 Finance Act 2019
  Section  6
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)
  Sections 2 (5, 6)
Legal Notice 48 of 2009 - Plant Protection Rules Legal Notice 48 (The Plant Protection Fees & Charges) Rules (2009)
Miscellaneous Fees and Levies ACT(2020) Miscellaneous Fees and Levies Act (2020)
  Sections 7, 8
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, 12
Plant Protection (Importation) Order Plant Protection (Importation) Order
  Sections 2, 3, 5, 6
Public Health Act CAP 242 (2012) Public Health Act CAP 242 (2012)
  Section  135
The Plant Protection Act Cap 324 The Plant Protection Act CAP 324
  Sections 5, 6, 7, 8
Value Added Tax Act (2013) Value Added Tax Act (2013) First schedule (Part I)
  Sections 14, 65
World Customs Organization Recommendation of UCR World Customs Organization Recommendation of UCR
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