Learn about Importation How to Import in Kenya

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How to Import

How to import Duties and taxes are levied on any imported and exported goods before releasing them from Customs; except goods qualifying for special privilege according to the laws and regulations, whereby their duties and taxes are exempted.

To import any good such a car or machinery requires the engagement of a customs clearing agent.

When engaging with your preferred clearing agent ensure you always have:

  • Import Declaration Forms (IDF)
  • Customs declaration (Entry)
  • A Certificate of Conformity (CoC) from the PVoC agent for regulated products
  • an import standards mark (ISM) when applicable
  • valid Commercial invoices from the exporting firm
  • valid pro forma invoices from the exporting firm

The customs clearing agent is then allowed to declare the goods you are importing on the customs portal known as SIMBA.


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