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Steps (38) arrow_drop_up arrow_drop_down
Obtain farm inspection report  (2) expand_more expand_less
Obtain packhouse inspection report  (2) expand_more expand_less
Obtain export licence  (4) expand_more expand_less
Register as an exporter  (10) expand_more expand_less
Obtain phytosanitary certificate  (5) expand_more expand_less
Obtain EAC certificate of origin  (8) expand_more expand_less
Clearance of consignment  (7) expand_more expand_less

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Summary of the procedure

Institutions involved 7 expand_more expand_less

AFA Horticultural Crops Directorate (HCD) (x 8)
Kenya Plant Health Inspectorate Service (KEPHIS) (x 8)
Kenya Plant Health Inspectorate Service (KEPHIS) Plant Inspection Unit (JKIA) (x 4)
Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA) (Forodha House) (x 6)
Bank (x 2)
Typesetting Company
Customs Shed (x 4)

Results 7 expand_more expand_less

Farm inspection report
Packhouse inspection report
HCD export licence
User credentials
Phytosanitary certificate
Authenticated EAC certificate of origin
Certificate of export number

Required Documents expand_more expand_less

Farm inspection checklist
Contract (x 2)
Approved application for export licence
HCD payment receipt
Cover letter
Certificate of incorporation (x 2)
Certificate of compliance
Company PIN certificate (x 5)
Identity card
HCD export licence
List of produce handling staff (x 2)
Academic qualification (x 2)
Traceability procedure (x 2)
Waste disposal plan (x 2)
Medical report (x 2)
Valid business permit
Approved invoice (x 2)
KEPHIS receipt
Rules of origin exporter registration form
Sector specific license
KRA payment authorization slip (x 2)
Bank deposit slip (x 2)
EAC certificate of origin
Typed certificate of origin
Clearance entry (x 2)
Phytosanitary certificate
KRA receipt
Air waybill
Passed clearance entry
Passed clearance entry stamped by HVO

Cost KES  37,250 + USD  3 expand_more expand_less

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KES 5,000
For export licence fee.
KES 5,000
For advance cess fee which is a form of levy imposed on all horticultural crops for export.
KES 15,000
For deposit of expected future phytosanitary certificates.
KES 0 -
KES  58.4 per kilometer
For audit mileage.
KES 1,000
For field audit for one hectare or less.
KES 0 -
KES  250 per hectare
For field audit for every additional hectare above one hectare.
KES 5,000
For inspection of dry produce weighing less than 34 kilograms.
KES 0 -
KES  0.15 per kilogram
For inspection of dry produce for every additional kilogram above 34 kilograms.
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 250
Airline concession fees.

Total Duration 27 d - 84 d expand_more expand_less

  Min. Max.
Total time (sum): 27 d 84 d
of which:
Waiting time in queue (sum): 2h. 50mn 8h. 25mn
Attention at counter: 11h. 50mn 23h.
Waiting time until next step (sum): 27 d 83 d

Laws 16 expand_more expand_less

Agricultural, Fisheries and Food Authority Agricultural Food Authority Act (2013)
  Sections 4, First Schedule
Crops Act 2013 Crops Act (2013)
  Sections 6, 8, 13, 16, 18, 20, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 32, 40, 41, Third Schedule
East African Community Customs Management Act East African Community Customs Management Act (Revised Edition, 2012)
  Sections 34, 35, 36, 38, 41, 82, 123
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
HCD Exporter Registration Checklist HCD Exporter Registration Checklist
Horticultural Crop Directorate Authority Legal Order 2011 Horticultural Crop Directorate Order (2011) 5th Schedule
  Sections 3rd, 4th, 25, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 33, Fifth Schedule
KEBS Standards on Horticultural Products (KS 1758:2004)
Kenya Airports Authority Act Kenya Airports Authority Act
  Section  12
Kenya Plant Health Inspectorate Service Act CAP 325 Kenya Plant Health Inspectorate Service Act No. 54 of 2012
  Section  5
KEPHIS Notice KEPHIS Notice
Legal Notice 48 of 2009 - Plant Protection Rules Legal Notice 48 (The Plant Protection Fees & Charges) Rules (2009)
Exporter registration checklist Procedure for Registration as an Exporter of Agricultural Produce
Public Health Act 2012 Public Health Act CAP 242
  Section  127
Agricultural produce(Horticultural produce) Rules The Agricultural Produce (Export) (Horticultural Produce) (General) Rules
  Sections 3, 4, 16, 22 ,  articles 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24
The Agricultural Produce (Export) Act The Agricultural Produce (Export) Act 319
  Sections 3, 4, 22
EAC Rules of origin The East African Community (EAC) Customs Union (Rules of Origin) Rules
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