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Obtain export licence  (4) expand_more expand_less
Obtain farm inspection report  (2) expand_more expand_less
Obtain packhouse inspection report  (2) expand_more expand_less
Register as an exporter  (4) expand_more expand_less
Obtain training certificate  (6) expand_more expand_less
Register with KESWS  (4) expand_more expand_less
Obtain EAC certificate of origin  (8) expand_more expand_less
Obtain KEPHIS release  (4) expand_more expand_less
Obtain Port Health Services release  (7) expand_more expand_less
Obtain KRA release  (3) expand_more expand_less

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Summary of the procedure

Institutions involved 10 expand_more expand_less

AFA Horticultural Crops Directorate (HCD) (x 8)
Kenya Plant Health Inspectorate Service (KEPHIS) (x 3)
Kenya Plant Health Inspectorate Service (KEPHIS) Plant Inspection Unit (JKIA)
Kenya Trade Network Agency (KenTrade) (x 7)
Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA) (Forodha House) (x 6)
Typesetting Company
Kenya Plant Health Inspectorate Service (KEPHIS), One Stop Border Post (OSBP) (Busia) (x 4)
Port Health Services Kenya, One Stop Border Post (OSBP) (Busia) (x 2)
Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA), One Stop Border Post (OSBP) (Busia) (x 3)

Results 8 expand_more expand_less

HCD export licence
Farm inspection report
Packhouse inspection report
Export authorization letter
User credentials
Authenticated EAC certificate of origin
Phytosanitary certificate
Passed clearance entry stamped released by KRA

Required Documents expand_more expand_less

Approved application for export licence
HCD payment receipt
Farm inspection checklist
Contract (x 2)
Exporter registration form
KEPHIS inspection checklist
Bank deposit slip
Training status notification
KenTrade receipt
Identity card
Request for company registration
Company PIN
Rules of origin exporter registration form
Certificate of incorporation
Company PIN certificate (x 4)
Sector specific license
KRA payment authorization slip (x 2)
Bank deposit slip (x 2)
EAC certificate of origin
Typed certificate of origin
Passed clearance entry (x 3)
Plant import permit
Passed clearance entry stamped release by KEPHIS
KEPHIS receipt
Public health recommendation
Food hygiene licence
Phytosanitary certificate
Valid E-slip
Exit note
Passed clearance entry stamped by verification officer
Cargo manifest stamped by verification officer

Estimated cost KES  43,000 + USD  3

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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 10,000
For training
USD 3
For issuance of certificate of origin
KES 500
For issuance of a phytosanitary certificate.
KES 1,000
For issuance of phytosanitary certificate.
KES 5,000
For inspection fee 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 1,500
For issuance of export health certificate.

Total Duration 26 d - 89 d expand_more expand_less

  Min. Max.
Total time (sum): 26 d 89 d
of which:
Waiting time in queue (sum): 2h. 40mn 9h. 5mn
Attention at counter: 9h. 55mn 25h. 30mn
Waiting time until next step (sum): 26 d 88 d

Laws 22 expand_more expand_less

Agricultural, Fisheries and Food Authority Agricultural Food Authority Act (2013) 1st Schedule
  Sections 4, First Schedule
Training Approval Approval from National Industrial Training Authority (NITA) to Kentrade as a training provider
COMESA Rules of Origin COMESA Protocol on the Rules of Origin
Crops Act 2013 Crops Act (2013) 3rd Schedule
  Sections 6, 8, 13, 16, 18, 20, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 32, 40, 41, Third Schedule
Customs and Excise Regulations Customs and Excise Regulations (2010)
  Sections 14, 15, 127C, 127, 128B, 199
East African Community Customs Management Act East African Community Customs Management Act (Revised Edition, 2012)
  Section  235
East African Community Customs Management Regulations, 2010 East African Community Customs Management Regulations (2010)
  Section  194
Food, Drugs and Chemicals (General) Regulations Food, Drugs and Chemical Substances (Food Hygiene) Regulations, 1978
  Section  10
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 1758:2016)
Kenya Plant Health Inspectorate Service Act CAP 325 Kenya Plant Health Inspectorate Service Act No. 54 of 2012
  Sections 5 (h), 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
Public Health Rules Public Health Act CAP 242 Public Health (Fees) Rules 1st Schedule
Agricultural produce(Horticultural produce) Rules The Agricultural Produce (Export) (Horticultural Produce) (General) Rules
  Section  16 ,  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
EAC Rules of origin The East African Community (EAC) Customs Union (Rules of Origin) Rules
Training charges Training Charges
World Customs Organization Recommendation of UCR World Customs Organization Recommendation of UCR
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