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Steps (19) arrow_drop_up arrow_drop_down
Pre-clearance documentation  (1) expand_more expand_less
Obtain import declaration form  (2) expand_more expand_less
Obtain passed clearance entry  (3) expand_more expand_less
Obtain KEPHIS release  (2) expand_more expand_less
Obtain KEBS release  (2) expand_more expand_less
Obtain import health certificate  (4) expand_more expand_less
Obtain Port Health Services release  (1) expand_more expand_less
Obtain KRA and KPA release  (4) expand_more expand_less

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Summary of the procedure

Institutions/Systems involved 9 expand_more expand_less

Clearing Agent
Kenya Electronic Single Window System (KESWS)
Bank
Kenya Plant Health Inspetorate Service (KEPHIS), Inland Container Depot, Nairobi (ICDN) (x 2)
Kenya Bureau of Standards (KEBS), Inland Container Depot, Nairobi (ICDN) (x 2)
Trade Facilitation Platform (TFP) (x 4)
Port Health Services Kenya (PHS), Inland Container Depot, Nairobi (ICDN)
Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA), Inland Container Depot (ICD) (Naivasha) (x 2)
Kenya Ports Authority (KPA), Inland Container Depot (ICD) (Naivasha) (x 2)

Results 4 expand_more expand_less

Approved import declaration form (IDF)
Cargo manifest stamped released by KRA
Position slip endorsed by KPA
Gate pass

Required Documents expand_more expand_less

Bill of lading (x 3)
Proforma invoice
Invoice (x 4)
Certificate of roadworthiness
Commercial invoice
Plant import permit (x 2)
Registered customs entry
Phytosanitary certificate (x 2)
Notice to import - Form SR14
ISTA (International Seed Testing Association) certificate
Customs entry in under control status (x 3)
Approved import declaration form (IDF) (x 2)
Permit (x 3)
Certificate of conformity (COC) (x 3)
Packing list (x 3)
Certificate of analysis (x 2)
Certificate of quality
Certificate of analysis
Material safety data sheet
Health certificate
Phytosanitary certificate
Fumigation certificate (x 2)
GMO free certificate
Cargo manifest stamped received by KRA
Position slip
Position slip endorsed by KPA

Estimated cost KES  1,000

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KES 0 -
16 % Cost, Insurance & Freight (CIF) or customs value
For Value Added Tax.
KES 0 -
2 % Cost, Insurance & Freight (CIF) or customs value
For import declaration form.
KES 0 -
1.5 % Cost, Insurance & Freight (CIF) or customs value
For railway development levy.
KES 1,000
For issuance of import health certificate.

Total Duration 1d 1/2 - 4d 1/2  expand_more expand_less

  Min. Max.
Total time (sum): 1d 1/2 4d 1/2
of which:
Waiting time in queue (sum): 45mn 4h. 35mn
Attention at counter: 1h. 35mn 5h. 5mn
Waiting time until next step (sum): 1d 3d

Laws 16 expand_more expand_less

COMESA Rules of Origin COMESA Protocol on the Rules of Origin
Customs and Excise Regulations Customs and Excise Regulations (2010)
  Sections 25, 30
East African Community Customs Management Act (2017) East African Community Customs Management Act (2017)
  Sections 34, 35, 36, 41, 82, 123, 145, 146, 187, 188, 189, 235
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, 187
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
Kenya Ports Authority (Cap 391) Kenya Ports Authority (Cap 391) Part IX - Control of Ports
Legal Notice 120 -The Customs and Excise Act (Cap 472.) Legal Notice 120 -The Customs and Excise Act (CAP 472)
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 7, 8
Merchant Shipping (Fees) Regulation, 2011 Gazette Notice CXIV - No. 1 Merchant Shipping (Fees) Regulation, 2011 Gazette Notice CXIV - No. 1
Miscellaneous Fees and Levies ACT(2020) Miscellaneous Fees and Levies Act (2020)
  Sections 7, 8
Plant Protection (Importation of Plants) Rules Plant Protection (Importation of Plants, Plant Products, & Regulated Articles) Rules
  Sections 6, 7
Public Health Act CAP 242 (2012) Public Health Act CAP 242 (2012)
  Sections 60, 71, 73, 73(n), 131, 134(g), 135
Public Health Rules Public Health Act CAP 242 Public Health (Fees) Rules 1st Schedule
Seeds and Varieties Act Seeds and Plant Varieties Act CAP 326
  Sections 3C, 3D, 3B, 3, 3A
Value Added Act Cap 476 Value Added Act CAP 476 First schedule
  Sections 5, 6, 9
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