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Register with KESWS  (4) expand_more expand_less
Obtain registration letter  (3) expand_more expand_less
Obtain export permit for meat and meat products (VS28)  (2) expand_more expand_less
Pre-clearance documentation  (5) expand_more expand_less
Obtain EU certificate of origin  (6) expand_more expand_less
Obtain passed clearance entry  (3) expand_more expand_less
Obtain DVS release  (2) expand_more expand_less
Obtain export health certificate  (4) expand_more expand_less
Obtain KRA and KPA release  (10) expand_more expand_less
Obtain export certificate  (1) expand_more expand_less

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Summary of the procedure
All meat and meat products for export must be sourced from a registered slaughterhouse. For more information on the approved export slaughterhouses in Kenya, click here

Institutions/Systems involved 16 expand_more expand_less

Kenya Trade Network Agency (KenTrade) (x 3)
Trade Facilitation Platform (TFP) (x 5)
Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA) (Rules of Origin Section) (x 6)
Warehouse (x 3)
Clearing Agent
Shipping Agent (x 3)
Typesetting Company
Integrated Customs Management System (iCMS) (x 2)
Directorate of Veterinary Services (DVS) (Mombasa) (x 2)
Port Health Services Kenya (PHS) (Kilindini)
Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA), Customs & Border Control, Mombasa
Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA) Customs & Border Control (Kilindini Shed 5 Station) (x 3)
Kenya Ports Authority (KPA) Online Portal
Kenya Ports Authority (KPA) (x 3)
Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA), Customs and Border Control, Kilindini (x 2)

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User credentials
Registration letter
Export permit for meat and meat products (VS28)
Authenticated EU certificate of origin
Certificate of export

Required Documents expand_more expand_less

Request for company registration
Company PIN
Rules of origin exporter registration form
Certificate of incorporation (x 4)
Sector specific license
Veterinary health certificate
Company PIN certificate (x 5)
Proforma invoice
Identity card
Contract
Commercial invoice
Packing list (x 3)
KRA payment authorization slip (x 2)
Bank deposit slip (x 2)
EU certificate of origin form
Typed certificate of origin form
Customs entry in under control status
Permit (x 3)
KRA e-slip
Customs entry in under control status (x 3)
Export permit for meat and meat products (VS28)
Laboratory analysis report
Import permit
Public health recommendation
Food hygiene licence
Phytosanitary certificate
Passed clearance entry stamped release by Port Health
Shipping order (x 2)
Bankers cheque
KPA invoice
Position slip stamped by KRA
Consignment file
Bill of lading

Estimated cost KES  2,500 +USD  3

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KES 1,000
For processing fees.
USD 3
For issuance of certificate of origin
USD 0 -
USD  0.75 per weight in tons
For merchant shipping levy.
KES 1,500
For issuance of export health certificate.
USD 0 -
USD  80 per container
For shore handling export charges.
USD 0 -
USD  105 per container
For wharfage export charges.
USD 0 -
USD  3 per hour
Plug in charges for reefer containers.

Total Duration 2d  - 11d  expand_more expand_less

  Min. Max.
Total time (sum): 2d 11d
of which:
Waiting time in queue (sum): 1h. 55mn 7h. 10mn
Attention at counter: 4h. 35mn 2d
Waiting time until next step (sum): 1d 8d

Laws 15 expand_more expand_less

Animal Diseases Act Cap 364 Animal Diseases Act CAP 364
  Section  14
Customs and Excise Regulations Customs and Excise Regulations (2010)
  Sections 25, 30
EAC Customs Mangement Regulations EAC Customs Mangement Regulations Regulation 216
East Africa Community Common External Tariff 2022 East Africa Community Common External Tariff 2022 (Chapter 9)
East African Community Customs Management Act (2017) East African Community Customs Management Act (2017) Sections 145, 146, 187, 188, 189
  Sections 34, 35, 36, 41, 73, 75, 82, 123, 195
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, 89
Food, Drugs and Chemicals (General) Regulations Food, Drugs and Chemical Substances (Food Hygiene) Regulations, 1978
  Section  10
Food, Drugs and Chemical Substances (General) Regulations, 1978 Food, Drugs and Chemical Substances (General) Regulations, 1978
  Section  10
Kenya Ports Authority (Cap 391) Kenya Ports Authority (Cap 391) Part VIII, IX
KPA tariff book KPA tariff book
Meat Control ACT Cap 356 Meat Control ACT Cap 356
Merchant Shipping (Fees) Regulation, 2011 Gazette Notice CXIV - No. 1 Merchant Shipping (Fees) Regulation, 2011 Gazette Notice CXIV - No. 1
Public Health Act CAP 242 (2012) Public Health Act CAP 242 (2012)
  Sections 73 (n), 134 (g)
Public Health Act CAP 242 Public Health (Fees) Rules Public Health Act CAP 242 Public Health (Fees) Rules
  Section  2
The Cotonou Agreement The Cotonou Agreement
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