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1.2 The Purpose of the Handbook
1.3 Target Users
1.4 How to use the Handbook
1.5 Methodology
1.6 Organization of the Handbook
2.1 Introduction
2.2 The Trade Environment
2.2.1 The Geographical Location
2.2.3 Trade Activities
2.2.4 Exports from Kenya
2.2.2 The Economy
Table 2.1: Key Economic Indicators
Table 2.2: Kenya’s Top Export Products by Value (2004)
2.2.5 Imports into Kenya
Table 2.3: Kenya’s Top Suppliers in 2004
Figure 2.1: Share of Total Exports by Destination (2004)
2.2.6 Trade in Services
Table 2.4: Major Import Goods (2004)
2.2.7 Trade Policy
2.2.8 Import and Export Incentives
2.2.9 Trade Agreements
2.2.10 World Trade Organization
3.1 Introduction
3.2 Customs Declaration and Clearance
3.2.1 Customs Services Department Offices
3.3 Port Release
3.3.1 Kenya Ports Authority (KPA)
3.3.2 Kenya Airports Authority (KAA)
3.4 Compliance of Imports with Kenyan Standards
3.4.1 Kenya Bureau of Standards (KEBS)
3.5 Compliance with Agricultural Standards
3.5.1 Kenya Plant Health Inspectorate Service (KEPHIS)
3.5.3 Pest Control Products Board (PCPB)
3.6 Compliance with Health and Safety Standards
3.6.1 Port Health Office
3.6.2 List of Port Health Offices
3.7.3 Rail Transport
3.7.4 Road Transport
3.7.5 Couriers or Express Operators
3.8 Implications of the Different Modes of Transport
3.8.1 Rail Versus Road
3.8.2 Marine Versus Air
Table 3.1: Inland Container Freight
Table 3.2: Sea Freight Imports to Mombasa
Table 3.4: Sea Freight Exports through Mombasa
3.8.3 Deciding the Mode of Transport
Table 3.6: Air Freight Exports
Table 3.5: Air Freight Imports
3.9 Warehousing Services
3.9.1 Customs Bonded Warehouse
3.10 Transit Shed Operators
3.11 Clearing and Forwarding
3.11.2 Selecting a Clearing and Forwarding Agent
3.12 Security Services
3.13 Financial Services
3.13.1 Commercial Banks
3.13.2 Export-Import Banks (EXIM)
3.13.3 Development Banks
3.13.4 External Finances
3.13.5 Financing Imports
3.15 Trade and Investment Promotion
3.15.2 Export Promotion Council (EPC)
3.15.3 Export Processing Zones Authority (EPZA)
3.15.4 Kenya Investment Authority (KIA)
3.15.5 Trade Associations
3.15.6 Sector-Specific Associations
4.2 Obtaining Market Information
4.3.2 Licences, Permits and Certificates
4.3.3 Certificates of Origin
4.4 Sales Contract
Table 4.1: Certificates of Origin
4.5 Financial Transactions
4.5.1 Preparing for Import Payments
4.5.2 Preparing for Export Payments
4.6 Hedging against Currency Risks
5.1 Introduction
5.2 Import Documentation
5.2.1 Preparing Import Documentation
5.3 Import Procedures
5.3.1 Ensuring the Quality of your Goods
5.3.2 Importation of Plant Materials into Kenya
5.3.3 Valuation of Imports
5.3.4 Assessment of Duty
5.3.5 Exemption from Duty
5.3.6 Prohibited and Restricted Imports
Figure 5.1: Step-by-Step Import Procedures
Figure 5.2: Import Procedures Flowchart
6.1 Introduction
6.2 Export Documentation
6.3 Export Procedures
6.3.1 Valuation of Exports
6.3.2 Assessment of Duty
6.3.3 Prohibited and Restricted Exports
Figure 6.2: Export Procedures Flowchart
7.1 Introduction
7.2 Rights and Obligations Regarding Customs Matters
7.2.1 General Rights of the Importer/Exporter
7.2.3 Your Rights Regarding Customs Valuation
7.2.4 KRA’s Obligations
7.2.5 The Obligations of the Importer/Exporter
7.3 Rights and Obligations Regarding Quality Standards
7.3.1 Your Rights Regarding Quality Standards
7.3.2 Your Obligations Regarding Quality Standards
7.4.1 Your Rights Regarding Plant Quality Standards
7.4.2 Your Obligations Regarding Plant Quality Standards
7.5 Rights and Obligations Regarding Public Health Matters
7.5.1 Your Rights Regarding Public Health Matters
7.5.2 Your Obligations Regarding Public Health Matters
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Handbook Importing Exporting in kenya

Handbook Importing Exporting in kenya

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Guide for importing and exporting in kenya
Guide for importing and exporting in kenya

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Published by: Kevin Chapley on May 11, 2013
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