How to export from Kenya?

Complete procedures to export goods from Kenya



How to export from Kenya? What are the export registration procedures, export customs process, export cargo movement methods in Kenya? Explain the export methodology in Kenya.


Information given here explains about step by step procedures that need to be finished with Kenya government authority for exportation from Kenya.


Every natural persons or legal entities are approved to conduct export and import process in Kenya. But a registered trade with concerned license as per the business is must for exporting and importing of commercial products from and into Kenya.

The Customs Services Department of the Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA) is the official customs authority of Kenya. The function of the Department is to collect and account for import duty and VAT on imports, facilitation of legitimate trade and protection of society from illegal entry and exit of prohibited goods.

The efficiency of the Customs Clearance process is depend on having the valid documents, the accuracy of the information provided in the documents as well as the promptness in submitting the documents and filing the necessary applications for the Customs Clearance. The exporter should make sure that they made all of the accurate export documents that are required to get the goods delivered through the port, cleared customs, satisfy all compliance and regulations, then loaded on board the pre determined carrier. All export documentation must be completed correctly to avoid any missed shipments, port demurrage charges or fines to the business.


Generally in all countries there are three stages of process for export.    One time registration procedure to obtain export licence, documentation needed for exportation and Export customs clearance formalities.   Detailed information on these three stages of exports has been mentioned separately in this website.  You may click below those information links to know more about step by step procedures on how to export:

Export Registration and Licence procedures

Export Customs procedures

Export documents required



This post explains about different phases in export process that every exporter needs to go through for completing export from Kenya.



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karan: I am a last year student at Chandigarh University. We have some foreign exchange students here from Kenya. After talking to them, I realized there is an opportunity of importing premium quality fruits from Kenya and selling here in India. Sir, I need your guidance as I am totally new to import export business. Can you answer these questions? 1. What licenses do I need? 2. Is it possible to buy from Kenya and Sell in India? 3. What can be the estimated over all duty/taxes? (example, what would be estimated final price of a fruit in India which, lets say, is worth 100 rupees per kilo in Kenya?) 4. What is the procedure of selling in India? Are there organizations that help in selling Agro products or selling will be totally dependent on marketing and sales of my company?

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