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Steps (29) arrow_drop_up arrow_drop_down
Pre-clearance documentation  (1) expand_more expand_less
Obtain delivery order  (4) expand_more expand_less
Obtain KEBS consignment document  (1) expand_more expand_less
Obtain passed clearance entry  (3) expand_more expand_less
Obtain import permit for live fish  (3) expand_more expand_less
Obtain Kenya Fisheries Service release  (3) expand_more expand_less
Obtain import health certificate  (4) expand_more expand_less
Obtain KEBS release  (1) expand_more expand_less
Obtain KRA release  (3) expand_more expand_less
Obtain KPA release  (4) expand_more expand_less
Obtain gate pass  (2) expand_more expand_less

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Summary of the procedure

Institutions/Systems involved 10 expand_more expand_less

Clearing Agent
Shipping Agent (x 3)
Kenya Electronic Single Window System (KESWS) (x 2)
Kenya Fisheries Service (KeFS) (Mombasa) (x 3)
Trade Facilitation Platform (TFP) (x 3)
Port Health Services Kenya (PHS) (Kilindini)
Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA) Kipevu Container Terminal (CT 2) (Kipevu) (x 3)
Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA), Containerised Cargo and Container Freight Station (CFS)
Kenya Ports Authority (KPA) (x 3)

Results 2 expand_more expand_less

Import permit for live fish
Gate pass

Required Documents expand_more expand_less

Bill of lading (x 4)
Proforma invoice
Bank deposit slip (x 2)
Letter of indemnity
Valid port pass (x 2)
Identity card
Import declaration form (IDF) (x 3)
Packing list (x 5)
Commercial invoice
Fish and fish products import permit
Valid e-slip
Customs entry in under control status (x 3)
Signed fish processing licence
Import permit for live fish
Import permit for live fish
Fish movement permit
Fish health certificate
Fish trader's licence
Certificate of quality
Permit (x 2)
Certificate of analysis
Certificate of conformity (COC) (x 2)
Material safety data sheet
Health certificate
Phytosanitary certificate (x 2)
Plant import permit
Fumigation certificate (x 2)
GMO free certificate
Test report
KRA receipt
Clearing agent authorization letter
Marine cover insurance
Bankers cheque
KPA invoice
Pick up order
Position slip
Passed clearance entry stamped goods released by KEBS
Position slip endorsed by KPA
Quadruplicate entry
Position slip stamped by KRA

Estimated cost KES  1,000 +USD  70

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USD 70
Documentation fees - estimate.
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.
USD 0 -
USD  1.75 per weight in tons
For a 20 feet container to a maximum of 5 tons per TEU. For merchant shipping levy.
USD 0 -
USD  2 per weight in tons
For a 40 feet container to a maximum of 6 tons per TEU. For merchant shipping levy.
KES 0 -
KES  1,000 per consignment
For processing fee.
KES 1,000
For issuance of import health certificate.

Total Duration 1d 1/2 - 5d   expand_more expand_less

  Min. Max.
Total time (sum): 1d 1/2 5d
of which:
Waiting time in queue (sum): 1h. 5mn 4h. 25mn
Attention at counter: 2h. 10mn 1d 1/2
Waiting time until next step (sum): 1d 3d

Laws 18 expand_more expand_less

Animal Diseases Act Cap 364 Animal Diseases Act CAP 364
  Sections 4, 9, 15
Customs and Excise Regulations Customs and Excise Regulations (2010)
  Sections 25, 30
Directorate of Veterinary Services (DVS) Permit Payments Directorate of Veterinary Services (DVS) Permit Payments
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, 234, 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
Finance Act 2019 Finance Act 2019
  Section  6
Fisheries Management and Development Act No. 25 (2016) Fisheries Management and Development Act No. 35 (2016) Part IV, VI and VII
Food, Drugs and Chemicals (General) Regulations Food, Drugs and Chemical Substances (Food Hygiene) Regulations, 1978
  Section  8
Kenya Ports Authority Tariff book Kenya Ports Authority (KPA) Tariff book
KPA tariff book KPA tariff book
  Section  III
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
  Section  5
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
Public Health Act CAP 242 (2012) Public Health Act CAP 242 (2012)
  Sections 131, 135
Public Health Rules Public Health Act CAP 242 Public Health (Fees) Rules 1st Schedule
Public Notice Public Notice - Kenya Bureau of Standards (KEBS)
Standards Act Standards Act
  Section  4
Value Added Act Cap 476 Value Added Act CAP 476 First schedule
  Sections 5, 6, 9
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