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Obtain import licence  (5) expand_more expand_less
Register as an importer  (6) expand_more expand_less
Obtain plant import permit  (4) expand_more expand_less
Register with KESWS  (4) expand_more expand_less
Pre-clearance documentation  (4) expand_more expand_less
Obtain import declaration form  (2) expand_more expand_less
Obtain customs entry  (3) expand_more expand_less
Obtain local certificate of compliance number  (5) expand_more expand_less
Obtain import standardization mark (ISM)  (2) expand_more expand_less
Obtain import health certificate  (4) expand_more expand_less
Obtain KEPHIS release  (2) expand_more expand_less
Obtain KRA release  (7) expand_more expand_less
Obtain KEBS release  (4) 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 19 expand_more expand_less

AFA IMIS Portal (x 3)
Mobile Money Platform (x 4)
Bank (x 2)
Kenya Plant Health Inspectorate Service (KEPHIS) (x 3)
Kenya Plant Health Inspectorate Service (KEPHIS) Plant Inspection Unit (JKIA) (x 5)
Import Certification System (ICS) (x 2)
Kenya Electronic Single Window System (KESWS) (x 4)
Kenya Trade Network Agency (KenTrade) (x 3)
Trade Facilitation Platform (TFP)
Clearing Agent
Integrated Customs Management System (iCMS) (x 4)
Kenya Bureau of Standards (KEBS) (JKIA) (x 4)
Kenya Bureau of Standards (KEBS) (x 2)
Port Health Services Kenya (KAHL Terminal 1) (JKIA)
Customs Shed (x 3)
Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA) (Handling Shed) (x 2)
Kenya Bureau of Standards (KEBS) (Handling Shed) (x 3)
Port Health Services Kenya (Handling Shed) (x 3)

Results 8 expand_more expand_less

HCD import licence
ICS user credentials
Plant import permit
User credentials
Approved import declaration form (IDF)
Local certificate of compliance number
Import Standardization Mark
Approved import health certificate

Required Documents expand_more expand_less

Certificate of incorporation (x 3)
Company PIN certificate (x 5)
Valid tax compliance certificate
Valid business permit
Identity card (x 3)
Approved application for import licence
HCD payment receipt
Cover letter
Request for training
Consignment document (CD)
Proforma invoice (x 2)
KEPHIS payment receipt
Request for company registration
Company PIN
Approved import declaration form (IDF) (x 2)
Air waybill
Certificate of conformity (COC) (x 3)
Approved import declaration form (IDF) (x 5)
Registered customs entry (x 4)
Release order stamped by handling shed (x 3)
Certificate of analysis
Import standardization mark application form
Certificate of analysis
Certificate of quality
Material safety data sheet
Valid e-slip
Plant import permit
Phytosanitary certificate (x 3)
Notice to import - Form SR14
ISTA (International Seed Testing Association) certificate
Customs entry in under control status
Stamped plant import permit (x 2)
Notification of arrival
Customs entry in removed status
Handling shed invoice
Release order stamped by customs (x 2)
Bank deposit slip
Customs entry in settled status
KEBS consignment document (x 2)
Validated certificate of conformity
Import health certificate
Release order stamped by KEBS (x 2)
Representatives
Authorization letter

Estimated cost KES  21,850

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KES 10,000
For import licence.
KES 10,000
For import licence.
KES 600
For issuance of plant import permit.
KES 0 -
1 % goods-value
Clearing agent fees - estimate.
KES 250
For airline concession fee.
KES 0 -
2 % Cost, Insurance & Freight (CIF) or customs value
Railway development levy.
KES 0 -
5 % Cost, Insurance & Freight (CIF) or customs value
For issuance of a local certificate of compliance.
KES 1,000
For issuance of import health certificate.
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 15d - 40d  expand_more expand_less

  Min. Max.
Total time (sum): 15d 40d
of which:
Waiting time in queue (sum): 2h. 40mn 7h. 30mn
Attention at counter: 5h. 50mn 2d
Waiting time until next step (sum): 13d 37d

Laws 30 expand_more expand_less

Agricultural, Fisheries and Food Authority Agricultural Food Authority Act (2013) 1st Schedule
  Sections 4, First Schedule
Crops Act 2013 Crops Act (2013)
  Sections 8, 13, 16, 18, 20, 40, 41
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, 41, 145, 146, 187, 188, 189, 235
East African Community Customs Management Regulations (2010) East African Community Customs Management Regulations (2010)
  Sections 36, 39, 187
Finance Act 2019 Finance Act 2019
  Section  6
Food, Drugs and Chemicals (General) Regulations Food, Drugs and Chemical Substances (Food Hygiene) Regulations, 1978
  Sections 8, 10, 11, 12, 13
Horticultural Crop Directorate Authority Legal Order 2011 Horticultural Crop Directorate Order (2011) 5th Schedule
  Sections 28, 29, 30, 31
Horticultural Crops Regulations (2020) Implementation of Horticultural Crops Regulations (2020)
KEBS Public Notice on Implementation of Import Standardization Mark (ISM) Logo KEBS Public Notice on Implementation of Import Standardization Mark (ISM) Logo
KEBS Standards on Horticultural Products (KS 1758:2016)
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)
Legal Notice 48 of 2009 - Plant Protection Rules Legal Notice 48 (The Plant Protection Fees & Charges) Rules (2009)
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
Miscellaneous Fees and Levies ACT(2020) Miscellaneous Fees and Levies Act (2020)
  Sections 7, 8
Notice on implementation of legal notice 127 Notice on Implementation of Legal Notice 127
Plant Protection (Importation of Plants) Rules Plant Protection (Importation of Plants, Plant Products, & Regulated Articles) Rules
  Sections 3, 5, 6, 7, 12
Plant Protection (Importation) Order Plant Protection (Importation) Order
  Sections 2, 3, 5, 6
Pre-Export Verification of Conformity to Standards Partners Pre-Export Verification of Conformity to Standards Partners
Public Health Act CAP 242 (2012) Public Health Act CAP 242 (2012)
  Sections 3, 135
Public Health Rules Public Health Act CAP 242 Public Health (Fees) Rules 1st Schedule
Public Notice Public Notice - Kenya Bureau of Standards (KEBS)
Seeds and Varieties Act Seeds and Plant Varieties Act CAP 326
  Sections 3C, 3D, 3B, 3, 3A
Standards Act Standards Act
  Sections 4, 14
The Crops (Horticultural Crops) Regulations (2020) The Crops (Horticultural Crops) Regulations (2020) Regulation 26
The Plant Protection Act Cap 324 The Plant Protection Act CAP 324
  Sections 5, 6, 7, 8
World Customs Organization Recommendation of UCR World Customs Organization Recommendation of UCR
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