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Steps (45) arrow_drop_up arrow_drop_down
Register as an exporter  (4) expand_more expand_less
Register with KESWS  (4) expand_more expand_less
Obtain certificate of registration  (4) expand_more expand_less
Obtain seed testing certificate  (12) expand_more expand_less
Obtain registration letter  (3) expand_more expand_less
Obtain phytosanitary certificate  (4) expand_more expand_less
Obtain EAC certificate of origin  (5) 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 KEPHIS release  (2) expand_more expand_less
Obtain KRA release  (3) expand_more expand_less

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Summary of the procedure

Institutions involved 13 expand_more expand_less

Kenya Plant Health Inspectorate Service (KEPHIS) Plant Inspection Unit (JKIA) (x 2)
Kenya Trade Network Agency (KenTrade) (x 3)
Kenya Electronic Single Window System: KESWS
Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA) (Rules of Origin Section) (x 5)
Warehouse
Electronic Certification System: ECS
Mobile Money Platform
Bank (x 2)
Typesetting Company
Clearing Agent
Kenya Plant Health Inspectorate Service (KEPHIS), One Stop Border Post (OSBP) (Namanga) (x 2)
Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA), One Stop Border Post (OSBP) (Namanga) (x 3)

Results 11 expand_more expand_less

Export authorization letter
User credentials
User credentials
Certificate of registration
Notice to import/export booklet SR14
Seed testing certificate
Registration letter
Phytosanitary certificate
Authenticated EAC certificate of origin
Cargo manifest stamped released by KRA
Passed clearance entry stamped released by KRA

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Exporter registration form
Contract
AFA HCD export licence (x 2)
Request for company registration
Company PIN
Application for registration as a seed merchant - Form SR1
Valid tax compliance certificate
Certificate of incorporation (x 3)
Bankers cheque
Application for field inspection of a seed crop - Form SR5
Seeds transport notice - Form SR7 (x 2)
Field inspection result - Form SR6
Processing inspection result - Form SR8B (x 2)
Request for sampling/sealing/testing of seeds for certification - Form SR 9
Rules of origin exporter registration form
Company PIN certificate (x 4)
Sector specific license
Packing list (x 2)
Approved invoice
KRA payment authorization slip (x 2)
Bank deposit slip (x 2)
EAC certificate of origin form (x 2)
Typed certificate of origin form
Certificate of conformity (COC)
KRA e-slip
Clearance entry
Plant import permit
Passed clearance entry
Cargo manifest (C2)
Permit
Passed clearance entry stamped by verification officer
Cargo manifest stamped by verification officer

Estimated cost KES  81,000 +USD  3

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KES 75,000
For application fee.
KES 5,000
For inspection fees for 0-34,000 kgs.
KES 0 -
KES  0.15 per kilogram
For inspection fees for 34,001-280,000 kgs.
KES 0 -
KES  0.01 per kilogram
For inspection fees for 280,000 kgs and above.
KES 1,000
For issuance of a phytosanitary certificate for dry produce.
USD 3
For issuance of certificate of origin
KES 0 -
1 % goods-value
Clearing agent fees - estimate.
KES 0 -
1.5 % Cost, Insurance & Freight (CIF) or customs value
Railway development levy.
KES 0 -
2 % Cost, Insurance & Freight (CIF) or customs value
For import duty.

Total Duration 38d - 167d  expand_more expand_less

  Min. Max.
Total time (sum): 38d 167d
of which:
Waiting time in queue (sum): 2h. 10mn 7h.
Attention at counter: 1d 1/2 5d
Waiting time until next step (sum): 36d 161d

Laws 18 expand_more expand_less

Agricultural, Fisheries and Food Authority Agricultural Food Authority Act (2013) First Schedule
  Section  4
COMESA Rules of Origin COMESA Protocol on the Rules of Origin
Crops Act 2013 Crops Act (2013)
  Sections 6, 8, 16, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 40
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, 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, 194
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
  Sections 5 (h), 5
Legal Notice 48 of 2009 - Plant Protection Rules Legal Notice 48 (The Plant Protection Fees & Charges) Rules (2009)
Miscalleneous Fees and Levies Miscellaneous Fees and Levies
  Sections 7, 8
Exporter registration checklist Procedure for Registration as an Exporter of Agricultural Produce
Seeds and Varieties Act Seeds and Plant Varieties Act CAP 326
  Sections 3C, 3D, 3B, 3, 3A, 24 ,  Article 3C
Agricultural produce(Horticultural produce) Rules The Agricultural Produce (Export) (Horticultural Produce) (General) Rules
  Sections 3, 4, 16, 22
The Agricultural Produce (Export) Act The Agricultural Produce (Export) Act 319
  Sections 3, 4, 22
The Cotonou Agreement The Cotonou Agreement
EAC Rules of origin The East African Community (EAC) Customs Union (Rules of Origin) Rules
The Seeds and Plant Varieties (Seeds) Regulations, 2016 - Legal Notice No 220 The Seeds and Plant Varieties (Seeds) Regulations, 2016 - Legal Notice No 220 5th, 6th Schedule
  Sections 6, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16
World Customs Organization (WCO) Guidelines on Certification of Origin World Customs Organization (WCO) Guidelines on Certification of Origin
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