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Steps (70) 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 training certificate  (2) expand_more expand_less
Apply for training Optional
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Pay for training Optional
Submit payment receipt Optional
Register with KESWS  (4) expand_more expand_less
Obtain import declaration form  (2) expand_more expand_less
Obtain local certificate of compliance  (11) expand_more expand_less
Obtain import standardization mark (ISM)  (4) expand_more expand_less
Pre-clearance documentation  (1) expand_more expand_less
Pre clearance documentation  (4) expand_more expand_less
Obtain passed clearance entry  (3) expand_more expand_less
Obtain KEPHIS release  (2) expand_more expand_less
Obtain KRA release  (10) expand_more expand_less
Obtain KEBS release  (4) expand_more expand_less
Obtain Port Health Services release  (3) expand_more expand_less
Obtain KRA final release  (1) expand_more expand_less

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Summary of the procedure

Institutions involved 12 expand_more expand_less

Kenya Plant Health Inspectorate Service (KEPHIS) (x 13)
Kenya Plant Health Inspectorate Service (KEPHIS) Plant Inspection Unit (JKIA) (x 6)
Kenya Trade Network Agency (KenTrade) (x 5)
Kenya Bureau of Standards (KEBS) (JKIA) (x 8)
Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA) Customs Department (x 2)
Kenya Bureau of Standards (KEBS) (x 3)
Clearing Agent
Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA) (Handling Shed) (x 7)
Kenya Bureau of Standards (KEBS) (Handling Shed) (x 3)
Port Health Services Kenya (Handling Shed) (x 3)

Results 10 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
User credentials
Import declaration form (IDF)
Authenticated local certificate of compliance
Import Standardization mark

Required Documents expand_more expand_less

Cover letter
Certificate of incorporation (x 3)
Company PIN certificate (x 3)
Identity card (x 2)
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
Training status notification
KenTrade receipt
Request for company registration
Company PIN
Clearance entry (x 3)
Release order (x 2)
Air waybill (x 3)
Letter of application
Demand note
Bank deposit slip (x 4)
KEBS receipt (x 3)
Local certificate of compliance
Stamped local certificate of compliance
Import standardization mark application form (x 2)
Packing list (x 4)
Certificate of conformity (x 4)
Commercial medicines import permit
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)
Release order stamped by HVO
Release order stamped by VO (x 3)
Handling shed invoice
Release order stamped by customs border control
Delivery notification
KEBS consignment document (x 2)
Release order stamped by handling shed
Validated certificate of conformity
Import health certificate
Release order stamped by KEBS (x 2)

Estimated cost KES  75,850.49

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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 600
For issuance of plant import permit.
KES 0 -
15 % Cost, Insurance & Freight (CIF) or customs value
For issuance of Certificate of Conformity.
KES 0.49
For each import standardization mark ISM sticker to be issued.
KES 0 -
1 % goods-value
Clearing agent fees - estimate.
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 duty.
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 135 d - 235 d expand_more expand_less

  Min. Max.
Total time (sum): 135 d 235 d
of which:
Waiting time in queue (sum): 4h. 12h.
Attention at counter: 6h. 10mn 30h.
Waiting time until next step (sum): 135 d 233 d

Laws 25 expand_more expand_less

Training Approval Approval from National Industrial Training Authority (NITA) to Kentrade as a training provider
East Africa Community Common External Tariff 2017 East Africa Community Common External Tariff 2017
East African Community Customs Management Act East African Community Customs Management Act (2004)
  Sections 34, 35, 36, 41, 82, 123, 145, 146, 187, 188, 189, 235
East African Community Customs Management Regulations, 2010 East African Community Customs Management Regulations (2010)
  Sections 36, 39, 40, 41, 42, 43, 44, 45, 46, 47, 48, 49
Finance Act 2013 Finance Act 2013
  Section  6
Import Standardization Mark Guidelines Import Standardization Mark Guidelines
  Sections 8, 9
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 127 of  2018 - Verification of Conformity to Kenya Standards of  Imports Order Legal Notice 127 of 2018 - Verification of Conformity to Kenya Standards of Imports Order
  Sections 3, 5, 6, 7
Legal Notice 48 of 2009 - Plant Protection Rules Legal Notice 48 (The Plant Protection Fees & Charges) Rules (2009)
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)
PvoC Program Operations Manual PvoC Program Operations Manual
  Sections 3, 4, 10
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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