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Steps (18) arrow_drop_up arrow_drop_down
Pre-clearance documentation  (5) expand_more expand_less
Obtain DVS release  (2) expand_more expand_less
Obtain KRA and KPA release  (10) expand_more expand_less
Obtain export certificate  (1) expand_more expand_less

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Summary of the procedure

Institutions/Systems involved 9 expand_more expand_less

Clearing Agent
Shipping Agent (x 3)
Warehouse (x 2)
Directorate of Veterinary Services (DVS) (Mombasa) (x 2)
Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA), Customs & Border Control, Mombasa
Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA) Customs & Border Control (Kilindini Shed 5 Station) (x 3)
Kenya Ports Authority (KPA) Online Portal
Kenya Ports Authority (KPA) (x 3)
Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA), Customs and Border Control, Kilindini (x 2)

Results 1 expand_more expand_less

Certificate of export

Required Documents expand_more expand_less

Certificate of incorporation (x 2)
Company PIN certificate (x 2)
Proforma invoice
Identity card
Commercial invoice
Packing list (x 2)
Customs entry in under control status (x 3)
International veterinary certificate (VS23)
Hides, skins and leather inspection certificate
Cargo manifest (C2)
Import permit
Passed clearance entry stamped release by Port Health
Shipping order (x 2)
Bankers cheque
KPA invoice
Position slip stamped by KRA
Consignment file
Bill of lading


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Cost detail

Estimate your cost

USD 0 -
USD  80 per container
For shore handling export charges.
USD 0 -
USD  105 per container
For wharfage export charges.
USD 0 -
USD  3 per hour
Plug in charges for reefer containers.

Total Duration 3h. 15mn - 1d 1/2  expand_more expand_less

  Min. Max.
Total time (sum): 3h. 15mn 1d 1/2
of which:
Waiting time in queue (sum): 1h. 5mn 4h. 50mn
Attention at counter: 2h. 10mn 7h. 5mn

Laws 6 expand_more expand_less

Animal Diseases Act Cap 364 Animal Diseases Act CAP 364
  Section  14
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 145, 146, 187, 188, 189
  Sections 73, 75, 195
East African Community Customs Management Regulations (2010) East African Community Customs Management Regulations (2010)
  Section  89
Kenya Ports Authority (Cap 391) Kenya Ports Authority (Cap 391) Part VIII, IX
KPA tariff book KPA tariff book
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