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Obtain fish processing licence and certificate of compliance  (11) expand_more expand_less
Register with KESWS  (4) expand_more expand_less
Obtain registration letter  (3) expand_more expand_less
Obtain movement permit for dry and live fish  (3) expand_more expand_less
Obtain export permit for fish and fishery products (FD04)  (3) expand_more expand_less
Obtain fish export health certificate  (2) expand_more expand_less
Obtain EAC certificate of origin  (5) expand_more expand_less
Obtain passed clearance entry  (2) expand_more expand_less
Enter the OSBP  (1) expand_more expand_less
Obtain Kenya Fisheries Service release  (4) expand_more expand_less
Obtain Port Health Services release  (6) expand_more expand_less
Obtain KRA release  (3) expand_more expand_less

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Summary of the procedure

Institutions/Systems involved 12 expand_more expand_less

Kenya Fisheries Service (KeFS) (x 11)
County Director of Fisheries (x 4)
Kenya Trade Network Agency (KenTrade) (x 3)
Trade Facilitation Platform (TFP) (x 3)
Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA) (Rules of Origin Section) (x 5)
Typesetting Company
Integrated Customs Management System (iCMS) (x 2)
Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA), One Stop Border Post (OSBP) (Isebania) (x 4)
Kenya Fisheries Service (KeFS), One Stop Border Post (OSBP) (Isebania) (x 3)
Port Health Services Kenya, One Stop Border Post (OSBP) (Isebania) (x 3)

Results 9 expand_more expand_less

Fish processing licence
Certificate of compliance for fish and fish products
User credentials
Registration letter
Fish movement permit
Export permit for fish and fishery products (FD04)
Fish export health certificate
Authenticated EAC certificate of origin

Required Documents expand_more expand_less

Letter of intent
Environmental impact assessment report
Fish processing facility layout
Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points (HACCP) manual
Sanitary Standard Operating Procedures (SSOP) manual
Food hygiene licence (x 3)
Inspector's register (x 3)
General Application Form
Application for certificate of compliance
Certificate of incorporation (x 3)
List of company vehicles
General application form (fish processing licence)
Fish processing licence
Kenya Fisheries Service payment notification
Bankers cheque (x 2)
Request for company registration
Company PIN
Rules of origin exporter registration form
Sector specific license
Company PIN certificate (x 2)
Registration certificate
Identity card
Vehicle inspection checklist
Valid e-slip (x 2)
Export permit for fish and fishery products (FD04) (x 2)
KRA payment authorization slip (x 2)
Bank deposit slip (x 3)
EAC certificate of origin form
Typed certificate of origin form
Customs entry in under control status (x 6)
Fish movement permit
Fish trader's licence
Fish export health certificate
Packing list (x 3)
Public health recommendation
Cargo manifest (C2)
Passed clearance entry stamped release by KRA
Cargo manifest stamped released by KRA

Estimated cost KES  6,000 +USD  3

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KES 3,000
For fish processing licence.
KES 0 -
KES  35,000 per product line
For certificate of compliance.
KES 1,500
For fish movement permit.
KES 0 -
0.5 % ad valorem
For export permit.
KES 0 -
KES  1,500 per consignment
For fish export health certificate.
For issuance of certificate of origin
KES 0 -
0.5 % ad valorem
For export permit.
KES 1,500
For issuance of export health certificate.

Total Duration 3d 1/2 - 67d  expand_more expand_less

  Min. Max.
Total time (sum): 3d 1/2 67d
of which:
Waiting time in queue (sum): 2h. 1d 1/2
Attention at counter: 7h. 5d
Waiting time until next step (sum): 2d 61d

Laws 13 expand_more expand_less

COMESA (Manual) Protocol on Rules of Origin COMESA (Manual) Protocol on Rules of Origin
Customs and Excise Regulations Customs and Excise Regulations (2010)
  Sections 14, 15, 25, 30, 127C, 127, 128B, 199
EAC Customs Mangement Regulations EAC Customs Mangement Regulations Regulation 216
East African Community Customs Management Act (2017) East African Community Customs Management Act (2017)
  Sections 34, 35, 36, 38, 41, 82, 123, 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
Fisheries Act CAP 378 Fisheries Act CAP 378 Part 6 - General conditions for fish processing establishments.
  Sections 6, 14
Fisheries Management and Development Act No. 25 (2016) Fisheries Management and Development Act No. 35 (2016)
  Sections 7, 8, 9, 16, 57, 58, 60, 87, 89, 109, 110, 112, 114, 121, 148
Food, Drugs and Chemicals (General) Regulations Food, Drugs and Chemical Substances (Food Hygiene) Regulations, 1978
  Section  10
Nairobi City County Revenue Act 2015 Nairobi City County Revenue Act 2015
Public Health Rules Public Health Act CAP 242 Public Health (Fees) Rules 1st Schedule
The Cotonou Agreement The Cotonou Agreement
EAC Rules of origin The East African Community (EAC) Customs Union (Rules of Origin) Rules
World Customs Organization (WCO) Guidelines on Certification of Origin World Customs Organization (WCO) Guidelines on Certification of Origin
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