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Register as an exporter  (4) expand_more expand_less
Register with KESWS  (4) expand_more expand_less
Obtain registration letter  (3) expand_more expand_less
Obtain marketing agency licence  (5) expand_more expand_less
Obtain sisal factory inspection report  (2) expand_more expand_less
Obtain sisal factory licence  (5) expand_more expand_less
Obtain sisal spinning licence  (5) expand_more expand_less
Obtain master document  (2) expand_more expand_less
Obtain sisal export permit  (3) expand_more expand_less
Obtain inspection certificate  (2) expand_more expand_less
Obtain COMESA certificate of origin  (5) expand_more expand_less
Pre-clearance documentation  (2) expand_more expand_less
Obtain passed clearance entry  (4) expand_more expand_less
Obtain KEPHIS release  (2) expand_more expand_less
Obtain export health certificate  (4) expand_more expand_less
Obtain Port Health release  (1) expand_more expand_less
Obtain KRA release  (10) expand_more expand_less
Obtain KPA release  (1) expand_more expand_less
Obtain export certificate  (1) expand_more expand_less
Obtain master document  (2) expand_more expand_less
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Summary of the procedure

Institutions involved 21 expand_more expand_less

Kenya Plant Health Inspectorate Service (KEPHIS) (x 3)
Kenya Plant Health Inspectorate Service (KEPHIS) Plant Inspection Unit (JKIA)
Kenya Trade Network Agency (KenTrade) (x 3)
Kenya Electronic Single Window System: KESWS (x 9)
Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA) (Rules of Origin Section) (x 5)
Warehouse (x 2)
AFA Fibre Crops Directorate (Inspectorate Office) (x 2)
AFA Fibre Crops Directorate (Inspectorate Office)
Typesetting Company
Clearing Agent
Shipping Agent
Kenya Plant Health Inspectorate Service (KEPHIS) (Kilindini) (x 2)
Electronic Certification System: ECS
Port Health Services Kenya (Kilindini) (x 2)
Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA), Customs & Border Control, Mombasa (x 2)
Kenya Ports Authority (KPA) Online Portal
Kenya Ports Authority (KPA) (x 3)
Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA), Customs and Border Control, Kilindini (x 2)
Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA) Customs & Border Control (Kilindini Shed 5 Station) (x 2)
Kenya Ports Authority (KPA) Mombasa Container Terminal (Kipevu)

Results 12 expand_more expand_less

Export authorization letter
User credentials
User credentials
Registration letter
Marketing agency licence
Sisal factory licence (For traders processing their own sisal)
Sisal factory licence (For traders processing their own fibre and fibre bought from growers)
Sisal spinning licence
Sisal export permit
Sisal inspection certificate
Authenticated COMESA certificate of origin
Certificate of export

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Exporter registration form
AFA HCD export licence (x 2)
Request for company registration
Company PIN
Rules of origin exporter registration form
Certificate of incorporation (x 6)
Sector specific license
Application letter (x 3)
Form CR 2 (x 3)
Identity card (x 4)
Individual PIN certficate (x 3)
Valid police clearance certificate (x 3)
Valid business permit (x 3)
Valid tax compliance certificate (x 3)
Bank recommendation letter (x 3)
Company PIN certificate (x 5)
AFA Fibre Crops Directorate licence invoice (x 3)
Bank deposit slip (x 5)
AFA Fibre Crops Directorate receipt (x 3)
Sisal factory inspection checklist
Sisal factory inspection report
Sisal export permit
Request for sisal inspection
KRA payment authorization slip (x 2)
COMESA certificate of origin form
Typed certificate of origin form
Passed clearance entry
Proforma invoice
PIN Certificate
KRA e-slip
Passed clearance entry stamped stop by KEPHIS
Passed clearance entry stamped release by KEPHIS (x 2)
KEPHIS payment receipt
Fumigation certificate
Public health recommendation
Food hygiene licence (x 2)
Phytosanitary certificate (x 3)
Export health certificate
Packing list
Passed clearance entry stamped release by Port Health (x 3)
Packing list
Shipping order (x 3)
Bankers cheque
Passed clearance entry stamped release by AFA Tea Directorate
Truck delivery order
KPA invoice
Passed clearance entry stamped release by AFA Tea Directorate and Port Health Services
Signed witnessing form
Form A - Release order
Position slip stamped by KRA
Position slip signed by KPA
Bill of lading
Test report
Registration certificate

Estimated cost KES  16,500 +USD  3

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KES 6,000
For marketing agency licence.
KES 1,000
For sisal factory licence; for traders processing their own fibre.
KES 1,500
For sisal factory licence; for traders processing own fibre and fibre bought from other growers.
KES 500
For sisal spinning licence.
KES 0 -
0.05 % Freight on board (FOB)
For sisal export permit.
USD 3
For issuance of certificate of origin
KES 5,000
Inspection fees for 0 - 34,000 kgs.
KES 0 -
KES  0.15 per kilogram
Inspection fees for 34,001 Kgs - 280,000 Kgs .
KES 0 -
KES  0.01 per kilogram
Inspection fees for 280,000 Kgs and above.
KES 1,000
For phytosanitary certificate.
KES 1,500
For issuance of export health certificate.

Total Duration 16d - 238d  expand_more expand_less

  Min. Max.
Total time (sum): 16d 238d
of which:
Waiting time in queue (sum): 3h. 10mn 2d
Attention at counter: 1d 1/2 6d
Waiting time until next step (sum): 14d 231d

Laws 17 expand_more expand_less

Agricultural, Fisheries and Food Authority Agricultural Food Authority Act (2013) First Schedule
  Section  4
COMESA Rules of Origin COMESA Protocol on the Rules of Origin
Crops Act 2013 Crops Act (2013)
  Sections 6, 8, 16, 18, 20, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 40
East African Community Customs Management Act (2004) East African Community Customs Management Act (2004) 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 Plant Health Inspectorate Service Act CAP 325 Kenya Plant Health Inspectorate Service Act No. 54 of 2012
  Section  5
KPA tariff book KPA tariff book
Legal Notice 48 of 2009 - Plant Protection Rules Legal Notice 48 (The Plant Protection Fees & Charges) Rules (2009)
Merchant Shipping (Fees) Regulation, 2011 Gazette Notice CXIV - No. 1 Merchant Shipping (Fees) Regulation, 2011 Gazette Notice CXIV - No. 1
Exporter registration checklist Procedure for Registration as an Exporter of Agricultural Produce
Public Health Act CAP 242 Public Health (Fees) Rules Public Health Act CAP 242 Public Health (Fees) Rules
  Section  2
Agricultural produce(Horticultural produce) Rules The Agricultural Produce (Export) (Horticultural Produce) (General) Rules
  Section  16
The Agricultural Produce (Export) Act The Agricultural Produce (Export) Act 319
  Sections 3, 4
The Cotonou Agreement The Cotonou Agreement
The Crops (Fibre Crops) Regulations (2016) The Crops (Fibre Crops) Regulations (2016)
  Sections 20
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