Import & Export Procedures

IMPORT PROCEDURES

1. Before Placing the Order for the Goods

 

Step

Activity

Contact

Document Issued/Reference

1

Ensure you have a trade licence

Min. Trade

Licence

2

Ensure you have an import licence, if required

KRA

Licence

3

If it is food, drugs or chemical substances obtain permit where necessary

Port Health Office

Pharmacy & Poisons Board

Permit

4

For Agricultural products
Obtain plant import permit
Establish the phytosanitary requirements

KEPHIS

Permit
Phytosanitary requirements

5

Establish the Kenya standard for the product you are importing

KEBS

Standard Specification

6

Determine the goods you need to import in respect of

  • Description
  • Quality
  • Specification
  • Quantity

Exporting Supplier

Commerical Invoice
Packing List

7

Request the following information from the supplier:

§  Description of the goods

§  Technical specifications

§  Quantity

§  Price

§  Delivery period

§  Regulatory requirements (e.g. quality standards, health and safety standards)

Exporting Supplier

Standard Specification
Phytosanitary requirements
Commercial Invoice
Packing List

8

Check to ensure that the goods are not prohibited or restricted from importation

KRA

Second Schedule of EA Customs Management Act

9

Check to determine whether the goods are exempted from duty

KRA

Fifth Schedule of the EA Customs Management Act

10

Check to determine whether the goods attract countervailing and/or anti-dumping duties

KRA

EA Customs Management Act

11

Determine the cost of the goods to be imported

Exporting Supplier

Commerical Invoice

12

Organize for funding either internally or externally

Importer
Importer's Bank

Funds are available

13

Consult your bank and obtain advice on how to deal with the supplier

Importer's Bank

Financial advice

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