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Steps (38) 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
Pre clearance documentation  (1) expand_more expand_less
Obtain passed clearance entry  (3) expand_more expand_less
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Enter the OSBP  (1) expand_more expand_less
Obtain Port Health Services release  (7) expand_more expand_less
Obtain KEPHIS release  (3) expand_more expand_less
Obtain KRA 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 7 expand_more expand_less

Kenya Plant Health Inspectorate Service (KEPHIS) (x 13)
Kenya Plant Health Inspectorate Service (KEPHIS) Plant Inspection Unit (JKIA) (x 4)
Clearing Agent
Bank (x 2)
Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA), One Stop Border Post (OSBP) (Namanga) (x 5)
Port Health Services Kenya, One Stop Border Post (OSBP) (Isebania) (x 3)
Kenya Plant Health Inspectorate Service (KEPHIS), One Stop Border Post (OSBP) (Namanga) (x 3)

Results 8 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
Passed clearance entry stamped released by KRA
Cargo manifest stamped released by KRA

Required Documents expand_more expand_less

Cover letter
Certificate of incorporation (x 3)
Company PIN certificate (x 4)
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
Certificate of conformity
KRA e-slip
Passed clearance entry (x 5)
Phytosanitary certificate
Plant import permit (x 2)
Certificate of analysis
Certificate of quality
Valid E-slip
Food hygiene licence
Phytosanitary certificate
Notice to import - Form SR14
ISTA (International Seed Testing Association) certificate
Cargo manifest (C2) (x 2)
Import declaration form (IDF)
Fumigation certificate
Pest diagnosis report
Packing list
Permit
Preferential certificate of origin
Passed clearance entry stamped by verification officer
Cargo manifest stamped by verification officer
Passed clearance entry stamped release by KRA
Cargo manifest stamped released by KRA

Cost KES  76,000 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 0 -
1 % goods-value
Clearing agent fees - estimate.
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 1,000
For issuance of import health certificate.
KES 0 -
KES  0.5 per kilogram
Inspection fees for 0 - 20,000kgs.
KES 0 -
KES  0.25 per kilogram
Inspection fees for 20,001 - 400,000kgs.
KES 0 -
KES  0.15 per kilogram
Inspection fees for 400,001kgs - 1,000,000kgs.
KES 0 -
KES  0.05 per kilogram
Inspection fees above 1,000,000kgs.

Total Duration 130 d - 223 d expand_more expand_less

  Min. Max.
Total time (sum): 130 d 223 d
of which:
Waiting time in queue (sum): 2h. 5h. 45mn
Attention at counter: 4h. 30mn 26h. 50mn
Waiting time until next step (sum): 130 d 222 d

Laws 23 expand_more expand_less

COMESA Rules of Origin COMESA Protocol on the Rules of Origin
Customs and Excise Regulations Customs and Excise Regulations (2010) Part XI
  Sections 14, 15, 25, 30, 127C, 127, 128B, 199
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, 35, 36, 38, 41, 82, 123, 145, 146, 187, 188, 189, 235
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, 187
Finance Act 2013 Finance Act 2013
  Section  6
Food, Drugs and Chemicals (General) Regulations Food, Drugs and Chemical Substances (Food Hygiene) Regulations, 1978
  Sections 8, 10
Kenya Plant Health Inspectorate Service Act CAP 325 Kenya Plant Health Inspectorate Service Act No. 54 of 2012
  Sections 5 (h), 5
Kenya Plant Health Inspectorate Service Inspection Fees Schedule Kenya Plant Health Inspectorate Service Inspection Fees Schedule
Legal Notice 120 -The Customs and Excise Act (Cap 472.) Legal Notice 120 -The Customs and Excise Act (CAP 472) Fifth schedule
  Sections 2 (5, 6)
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
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
Public Health Act 2012 Public Health Act CAP 242
  Sections 131, 135
Public Health Rules Public Health Act CAP 242 Public Health (Fees) Rules 1st Schedule
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
EAC Rules of origin The East African Community (EAC) Customs Union (Rules of Origin) Rules
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
Value Added Tax Act (2013) Value Added Tax Act (2013) First schedule (Part I)
  Sections 14, 65
World Customs Organization Recommendation of UCR World Customs Organization Recommendation of UCR
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