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Steps (44) arrow_drop_up arrow_drop_down
Register as an importer  (6) expand_more expand_less
Obtain certificate of registration  (4) expand_more expand_less
Obtain testing report  (6) expand_more expand_less
Obtain plant import permit  (3) expand_more expand_less
Obtain import declaration form  (2) expand_more expand_less
Consignment clearance  (23) expand_more expand_less

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Summary of the procedure

Institutions involved 8 expand_more expand_less

Kenya Plant Health Inspectorate Service (KEPHIS) (x 13)
Kenya Plant Health Inspectorate Service (KEPHIS) Plant Inspection Unit (JKIA) (x 6)
Bank
Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA) (Handling Shed) (x 7)
Handling Shed (x 4)
Kenya Bureau of Standards (KEBS) (JKIA)
Kenya Bureau of Standards (KEBS) (Handling Shed) (x 3)
Port Health Services Kenya (Handling Shed) (x 3)

Results 7 expand_more expand_less

ICS user credentials
Certificate of registration
Notice to import/export booklet SR14
NPT test report
DUS test report
Plant import permit
Import declaration form (IDF)

Required Documents expand_more expand_less

Cover letter
Certificate of incorporation (x 2)
Company PIN certificate (x 2)
Identity card
Request for training
Application for registration as a seed merchant - Form SR1
Valid tax compliance certificate
Bankers cheque
NPT application form
DUS application form
KEPHIS receipt
Import declaration form (IDF) (x 6)
KRA e-slip
Plant import permit
Phytosanitary certificate (x 3)
Notice to import - Form SR14
ISTA (International Seed Testing Association) certificate
Stamped plant import permit (x 2)
Prior release approval
Release order
Clearance entry (x 3)
Certificate of conformity (x 2)
Release order stamped by HVO
Release order stamped by VO (x 3)
Handling shed invoice
Bank deposit slip (x 2)
Packing list (x 3)
Release order stamped by customs border control
Delivery notification
KEBS consignment document (x 2)
Release order stamped by handling shed
Validated certificate of conformity
Valid E-slip (x 2)
Import health certificate
Release order stamped by KEBS (x 2)

Cost KES  75,250 expand_more expand_less

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KES 75,000
For application fee.
USD 0 -
USD  1,200 per seed variety per season
For NPT testing.
USD 0 -
USD  600 per seed variety
For DUS testing.
KES 250
For airline concession fee.
KES 0 -
1.5 % Cost, Insurance & Freight (CIF) or customs value
Railway development levy.
KES 0 -
2 % Cost, Insurance & Freight (CIF) or customs value
For import declaration fee.
KES 0 -
KES  0.08 per per kilo per day
For cold room charges.
USD 0 -
USD  0.18 per kilogram
For handling charges.
USD 0 -
USD  0.15 per per kilo per day
For storage charges.

Total Duration 131 d - 225 d expand_more expand_less

  Min. Max.
Total time (sum): 131 d 225 d
of which:
Waiting time in queue (sum): 2h. 15mn 6h. 55mn
Attention at counter: 5h. 10mn 25h. 50mn
Waiting time until next step (sum): 131 d 223 d

Laws 22 expand_more expand_less

East Africa Community Common External Tarrif East Africa Community Common External Tarrif
East African Community Customs Management Act East African Community Customs Management Act (Revised Edition, 2012)
  Sections 34, 38, 41, 235
East African Community Customs Management Regulations, 2010 East African Community Customs Management Regulations (2010)
  Section  36
Finance Act 2013 Finance Act 2013
  Section  6
Kenya Plant Health Inspectorate Service Act CAP 325 Kenya Plant Health Inspectorate Service Act No. 54 of 2012
  Section  5
KQ Tariff Charges KQ Tariff Charges
KRA Public Notice KRA Public Notice
Legal Notice 120 -The Customs and Excise Act (Cap 472.) Legal Notice 120 -The Customs and Excise Act (CAP 472)
Legal Notice 48 of 2009 - Plant Protection Rules Legal Notice 48 (The Plant Protection Fees & Charges) Rules (2009)
Legal Notice 78 of  2005 Verification of conformity to Kenya standards of Imports Order Legal Notice 78 of 2005 Verification of Conformity to Kenya Standards of Imports Order
  Sections 3, 5, 6, 7
Miscalleneous Fees and Levies Miscellaneous Fees and Levies
  Sections 7, 8
Notice on Inspection of cargo for issuance of certificate of conformity Notice on Inspection of cargo for issuance of certificate of conformity
Plant Protection (Importation of Plants) Rules Plant Protection (Importation of Plants, Plant Products, & Regulated Articles) Rules
  Sections 3, 5, 6, 7, 12
Plant Protection (Importation) Order Plant Protection (Importation) Order
  Sections 2, 3, 5, 6
Pre-Export Verification of Conformity to Standards Partners Pre-Export Verification of Conformity to Standards Partners
Public Health Act 2012 Public Health Act CAP 242
  Section  135
Public Notice Public Notice - Kenya Bureau of Standards (KEBS)
Seeds and Varieties Act Seeds and Plant Varieties Act CAP 326
  Sections 3C, 3D, 3B, 3, 3A, 9, 24
Seeds and Plant Varieties Act Cap 326 - Legal Notice No. 215 Seeds and Plant Varieties Act Cap 326 - Legal Notice No. 215
  Sections 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 12
Standards Act Standards Act
  Sections 4, 14
The Plant Protection Act Cap 324 The Plant Protection Act CAP 324
  Sections 5, 6, 7, 8
The Seeds and Plant Varieties (Seeds) Regulations, 2016 - Legal Notice No 220 The Seeds and Plant Varieties (Seeds) Regulations, 2016 - Legal Notice No 220 5th, 6th Schedule
  Section  6
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