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Quick information guide

In Kenya, import information can be obtained from the

Besides providing information on the market, these institutions can also connect you with potential trade partners who may be interested in trading with Kenya.

Sector Associations such as:

In addition,

  • Commercial attachés at locally based embassies of foreign countries provide information on trade opportunities in their home countries.
  • Established exporters can also provide advice.
  • A business directory can provide contact details of exporters of particular products, as well as contacts of other organizations involved in international trade.

 

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Import information for the Republic of Kenya

The need for information on importing to Kenya arises out of the significant role that international trade plays in economic and social development. It also stems from the importance of having more Kenyans understand and participate in the process effectively.

Kenya imports various products for consumption and for use in manufacturing. With a liberalized economy and globalization of markets, importers in Kenya are expected to be more competitive and innovative in international trade if they are to effectively exploit the opportunities that world markets present.

However, international trade transactions are complex and involve many players, regulations, standards and financial relationships. This complexity means that many potential importers lack adequate knowledge on what needs to be done to transact effectively. It is for this reason they shy away from international trade.

Import information procedure guide

HONEY AND OTHER APIARY PRODUCTS

import for honey and other apiary products

EGGS AND EGGS PRODUCTS

import permit for table eggs and eggs products

MEAT AND MEAT PRODUCTS

import permit for meat and meat products

CATTLE

import permit for cattle

PIGS

import permit for pigs

SHEEP AND GOATS

import permit for sheep and goats

POULTRY

import permit for live poultry

CAMELS

import permit for camels

DOGS AND CATS

import permit for dogs and cats

RABBITS

import for rabbits