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Kenya Exports

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Kenya is famous as a beautiful tourist destination, but the country has a lot more to offer to the world than just incredible scenery and weather. Export Portal's Kenya Export Directory is the most comprehensive online E-commerce portal covering all types of businesses done in Kenya. Explore hundreds of products made in Kenya, as well as find and connect with Kenya's Exporters, Kenya's Suppliers, Kenya's manufacturers and distributors. From the farthest villages to the industrial cities, Kenyans generate high quality products and services. Here at Exportportal.com, we strive to offer you the fullest appreciation of the diversity of products you can order online from Kenya.

Agricultural products are central to Kenya's export industry with horticultural and tea being the most important. Other export items include textiles, coffee, tobacco, iron and steel products, petroleum products, cement. Kenya main exports partners are UK, Netherlands, Uganda, Tanzania, United States and Pakistan.

Macadamia and ground nuts, world famous Arabica coffee, crisp cut flowers, distinctive Kenyan highland teas, Kenyan highland teas, tasty cashew from Kenya, tropical fruits and fruit products, Kenyan herbal herbs and herbal products – all these products and even more can be found on Kenya Export Directory. Kenyan products also include top quality manufactured goods, construction materials, Kenyan artifacts, glass artifacts, garden outdoor furniture, road furniture, bamboo furniture, Kenya's premium beer, wall tiles and more.

We hope you find what you need on Export Portal's directory and we welcome you to come back for more products, and interact with Kenya Herbal Suppliers and Manufacturers, Kenya Tea Suppliers and Kenya Tea Manufacturers, Kenyan Coffee Suppliers, Food and Beverage Suppliers located in Kenya, and many others. 

 

Kenya Imports

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The Kenya import directory is the perfect starting point for international exporters & importers, Kenyan importers, Kenyan suppliers, Kenyan businesses or simple buyers based in the country, who are interested in buying a wide variety of products online and then shipping these goods safely and easily in Kenya.

Main imports in Kenya include textiles, machinery, transportation equipment, motor vehicles, iron & steel and plastics & resins. Kenyan companies and importers looking to establish direct contacts with global exporters to import the above mentioned products and many others are invited to join our E-Commerce portal. Exportportal.com is your one stop destination for new products for the African markets. Find and contact Textile Suppliers & Manufacturers, Industrial Machinery Manufacturers, Food Suppliers, Steel Scrap Suppliers, Plastic Exporters & Manufacturers and many others.

International manufacturers and suppliers who are looking for representation in Kenya can list their company profiles and products on this site, so Kenyan importers and distributors are able to discover your products.  

Customs requirements of Kenya

Kenya Customs Contacts

Website: http://www.kra.go.ke/ 

Email: callcentre@kra.go.ke 

Address: P.O.BOX 48240 - 00100 GPO Nairobi

Telephone: +25420310900 / +254202810000

 

Kenya is a country situated in Africa, bordered by Tanzania, Uganda, South Sudan, Ethiopia and Somalia. The country is a founding member of the East African Community. It is also a member of COMESA, World Trade Organization, World Customs Organization, International Chamber of Commerce and other international organizations.

 

Tariffs

Being a member of the East African Community, along with Burundi, Rwanda, Tanzania, and Uganda, customs tariffs, rules of origin, import prohibitions, and trade remedy regulations in Kenya have been harmonized through the EAC. 

Kenya applies the East African Community common external tariff on the cost, insurance and freight value of imported goods. 

The average customs duties in Kenya vary from 0% to to 25%. However, tariffs applied on sensitive products may reach 60%.

Importers will also have to pay a value added tax at  of 16 % on the customs value (plus border charges) of imported goods.

 

Product certification, labelling and packaging

Labelling on all imported products should be present in English and/or Kiswahili.

On the package of such products as packaged pharmaceuticals, chemicals, cosmetics and fertilizer should be indicated the expiration date. 

Goods imported into Kenya are subject to the pre-shipment inspection.  The verification procedure is applied to ensure the compliance of the imported goods with the applicable Kenyan Technical Regulations and Mandatory Standards. As a result of the Pre-Export Verification of Conformity (PvoC), importers must obtain a Certificate of Conformity. 

A certificate of origin is also needed when importing into Kenya.

 

Documents for import and export

To export to Kenya you will need to get the following documents:

- Certificate of origin

- Customs bond (which is a guarantee that the exporter to Kenya will respect the laws and regulations related to importation of goods into Kenya)

- Import declaration form (required for all imports entering Kenya)

- Letter of credit (issued by a bank to the exporter at the request of a buyer or importer. It guarantees payment to the seller if the terms and condition specified in the letter of credit are fulfilled)

- Export manifest (a detailed list of cargo being carried on board by a carrier such as aircraft or ship, showing the quantity, identifying marks, consignor and consignee of each item)

- Pre-shipment inspection certificate (goods being exported to Kenya must be inspected before they leave the country of origin. Pre-shipment inspection determines the quality, quantity, value, duties and taxes applicable. A report or certificate is issued which should accompany the import clearance documents)

- Bill of lading or airway bill

 

Customs tariffs for all categories of products can be found here:

http://www.revenue.go.ke/customs/pdf/EAC%20Externaltariff2007.pdf 

List of tariffs applied on sensitive products:

http://tradehelpdesk.eac.int/documents/Sensitive_List.pdf 

 

Sources:

http://kentexcargo.com/how-to-export-or-import-to-kenya-moving-shipping-goods-explained/

http://www.revenue.go.ke/customs/customspreshipmentinspection.html 

http://www.revenue.go.ke/customs/pdf/EAC%20Externaltariff2007.pdf 

http://www.intertek.com/uploadedFiles/Intertek/Divisions/Oil_Chemical_and_Agri/Media/pdfs/Kenya%20Importer%20and%20Exporter%20Guidelines.pdf 

 

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