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  • REGULATIONS KENYA

    PVOC Programme Inspection of Imports to / via Mombasa Prohibited Imports Restricted Imports

    Car Imports Weight Limitations - Road

  • The information given has been given in good faith and believed to be correct at the time of writing.

    Please verify these facts with other relevant sources before using this as the basis of any action taken as we regret we cannot accept liability for any consequences due to inaccuracies in this information.

    CMA-CGM African Marketing I 12/11/15

    KENYA >> Regulation Overview Waiver Control

    A waiver is not necessary. BSC / CTN is not required.

    Pre-Export Verification of Conformity (PVOC) Programme

    Commenced: January 18th, 2012

    Mandated by: Kenya Bureau of Standards [KBS]

    Regulation: Standards Act Cap 496, Law of Kenya and the Quality Imports Order No. 78 of July, 2005

    Certification: Bureau Veritas has been appointed by Kenya Bureau of Standards to undertake the Pre-Export Verification of Conformity (PVoC) to Standard Services.

    For full details and procedures please view the BIVAC datasheet that appears at the end of this document.

    Please note that the Kenya Bureau of Standards [KBS] has confirmed that Pre-Shipment Inspection and issuance of Certificate of Conformity has been expanded to cover almost all finished products imported into Kenya. See letter in Appendices.

    For more information please view KEBS website: www.kebs.org

    Inspection of Imports to / via Mombasa

    Please note that from December 1st 2012, Kenya Ports Authorities will change the procedure for import bookings. This inspection charge will be raised on top of any other charges.

    Please note that the consignee will be held responsible for paying this fee and any other charges that will be raised because of this inspection (re-marshalling/storage). In the case the consignee does not want to pay, we will hold the shipper responsible via the agent booking.

    CMA CGM trained staff members are available to assist customers in all aspects of the documentary requirements of the trade to Kenya. Please contact your local agency office for advice.

    Prohibited Imports

    Controlled by the Kenyan Bureau of Standards [KES]. A counterfeits and banned products list available on KEBS website: http://www.kebs.org/

    For additional details view the BIVAC datasheet that appears at the end of this document.

    Restricted Imports

    Weapons and armories, explosives, other classified DG cargo

    Car Imports

    http://www.kebs.org/

  • The information given has been given in good faith and believed to be correct at the time of writing.

    Please verify these facts with other relevant sources before using this as the basis of any action taken as we regret we cannot accept liability for any consequences due to inaccuracies in this information.

    CMA-CGM African Marketing I 12/11/15

    ISM Mark of Quality

    Effective 1st August 2015, KEBS has developed and implemented secure Quality Marks/ stickers complete with Track and Trace software. The objective of the project is to deal with rampant faking of KEBS Quality Marks and provide a platform through which KEBS will be able to carry out on-field real-time validation and verification of goods bearing its Quality Marks. The system will also provide an online platform for consumers to directly authentic the validity of certification of goods before purchase.

    The first phase of the project targets ALL imported products intended for

    sale in the local market. All importers of the aforementioned goods will be required to purchase Import Standardization Mark (ISM) stickers directly from KEBS. Importers will be required to apply for ISM by submitting Copies of Certificate of Conformity, Import Declaration Form and Customs Entry to KEBS.

    For more information please view:

    http://www.kebs.org/sqmt/qai/downloads/download.php?file=IMPORT%20STANDARDIZATION%20MARK%20GUIDELINES.pdf

  • The information given has been given in good faith and believed to be correct at the time of writing.

    Please verify these facts with other relevant sources before using this as the basis of any action taken as we regret we cannot accept liability for any consequences due to inaccuracies in this information.

    CMA-CGM African Marketing I 12/11/15

    Import Standardization Mark Guidelines

    New ISM Application Form

    Frequently Asked Questions on the New ISM

    Weight Limitations - Road

    The Kenyan authorities have announced a new rule on the maximum allowable weight of a container on its national roads. No more than 34 tons will be allowed effective 16/09/13.

    The official letter from the Kenyan Ports Authority Ref MMN/1/1/02 dated 10/07/13 appears as an Appendix.

    http://www.kebs.org/sqmt/qai/downloads/download.php?file=IMPORT%20STANDARDIZATION%20MARK%20GUIDELINES.pdfhttp://www.kebs.org/sqmt/qai/downloads/download.php?file=IMPORT%20STANDARDIZATION%20MARK%20GUIDELINES.pdfhttp://www.kebs.org/sqmt/qai/downloads/download.php?file=ISM%20APPLICATION%20FORM.pdfhttp://www.kebs.org/sqmt/qai/downloads/download.php?file=ISM%20APPLICATION%20FORM.pdfhttp://www.kebs.org/sqmt/qai/downloads/download.php?file=ISM-FAQs.pdfhttp://www.kebs.org/sqmt/qai/downloads/download.php?file=ISM-FAQs.pdf

  • SGS Belgium NV Governments & Institutions Services SGS House Noorderlaan 87 B-2030 Antwerpen t +32 (0)3 545 44 20 f +32 (0)3 545 44 06 www.sgs.com

    Member of the SGS Group

    RPR Antwerpen BTW BE 0404 882 750 Dexia 550-3560000-93

    Antwerp, 04th of November 2015 Concerns: export to KENYA

    Please be informed that KEBS, the Kenya Bureau of Standards, has confirmed that pre-shipment inspection and issuance of Certificate of Conformity has been expanded to cover almost all finished products imported into Kenya,

    The only exception is made for:

    Customized machinery for own use (not for resale)

    Spare parts for machinery in own use (not for resale)

    Raw materials (presently still under reconciliation) This comes into effect as of 1st of December 2015. Goods shipped before 21st of November are likely not to be affected. For several years now, SGS has been authorized by KEBS to offer Certification of Conformity services. To learn more about the Kenya program or for any further information please feel free to contact SGS Belgium. Alternatively you could also consult the KEBS website: http://www.kebs.org Kind regards Jozef Somers GIS Operations Manager

    t +32 (0)3 5454423 m jozef.somers@sgs.com

    http://www.kebs.org/mailto:jozef.somers@sgs.com

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    Government Services & International Trade (GSIT)

    Bureau Veritas has been notified by the Kenya Bureau of Standards (KEBS) for pre-exportverification of several groups of products exported to Kenya such as Food & related products Chemical & related products Textile & consumer products Building and related products,and Mechanical and electrical products .

    VERIFICATION OF CONFORMITY IN KENYA

    Bureau Veritas is one of the most widely represented Conformity Assessment companies in theworld. This worldwide coverage is provided by 1,330 offices and laboratories, located in 140countries on every continent with a total workforce of more than 59,000.

    Under PVoC Programme, Bureau Veritas carries outverification of conformity to standards, physicalinspections / sampling in the country of supply prior toshipment, laboratory testing when needed, andissuance of certificate.

    Exporters to Kenya should present documents showingthe conformity of their products in accordance with thespecified standards.The Certificate of Conformity (CoC) issued by BureauVeritas shall be provided for customs clearance.

    By performing missions such as pre-shipmentinspection of goods for clients, Bureau Veritas providescustomer countries with the level of assurance theyneed.

    Through its International Trade activities GSIT Division, Bureau Veritas makes asignificant contribution to trade facilitation for the benefit of many countries.

    Bureau Veritas, your best partner towards compliance for yourexports to Kenya from following zones:

    CONTACTS IN MAIN EXPORTING COUNTRIES

    USA & Americas +1 305 436 1215 +1 305 593 7877 marta.alonso@us.bureauveritas.com

    France +33 (0)1 4714 6643 +33 (0)1 4714 6233 sami.dokaj@bureauveritas.com

    Germany +49 40 23 625-0 +49 40 23 625-200 karin.rauch@de.bureauveritas.com

    United Kingdom +44 207 550 8950 +44 207 089 7080 abigail.neal@uk.bureauveritas.com

    The Netherlands +31 10 282 2666 +31 10 241 1017 gsit.rtd@nl.bureauveritas.com

    Italy +39 2 270 911.232 +39 2 255 2980 annalisa.villa@it.bureauveritas.com

    UAE +971 4 345 28 22 +971 4 345 11 47 suraj.nath@ae.bureauveritas.com

    Saudi Arabia +966 3 845 77 01 +966 3 845 77 06 mohammed.amin@ae.bureauveritas.com

    Bahrain +973 17 877 574 +973 17 877 576 samer.ahmed@ae.bureauveritas.com

    Korea +82 2 555 8751 +82 2 553 4083 jaehwan.shim@kr.bureauveritas.com

    China +86 21 2319 0452 +86 21 5831 8396 roland.hao@cn.bureauveritas.com

    India +91 22 6739 8402 +91 22 6739 8416 sandeep