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Register as an importer  (6) expand_more expand_less
Register with KESWS  (4) 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 passed clearance entry  (3) expand_more expand_less
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Obtain KEBS release  (4) expand_more expand_less
Obtain KEPHIS release  (3) 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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Apply for import health certificate and generate an 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
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
Food hygiene licence
For more information on how to obtain a food hygiene licence, click here.
For fresh produce and cereals
1. 01 - Libre deuda de patente
Phytosanitary certificate (copy)
2. 01 - Libre deuda de patente
Plant import permit (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 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 health certificate.

Who certified this information ?

Joshua KIMELI, Senior Public Health Officer, 10/04/2018

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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