KENYA  (KE)

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Recipient is responsible for duties and taxes that are assessed by the country.

PRICE GROUP: 4

P.O. BOX ADDRESSES:
Accepted: A valid telephone number must be provided. Expect delivery delays.

DIMENSION NOTE:
Maximum Size: Total length and girth not to exceed 108 inches.
Individual dimensions not to exceed:
    Length - 46 Inches
    Width - 35 Inches
    Height - 46 Inches
Minimum Size: An envelope or package must be large enough to completely contain the Global Express Guaranteed Air Waybill (Shipping Label), postage, endorsement, and any applicable markings. The shipping label is approximately 5.5 inches high and 9.5 inches long.

WEIGHT NOTE:
Total Not To Exceed 70 Lbs

VALUE LIMITS:
$2499.00

GIFT SHIPMENTS:
Acceptable: Duties/Taxes will be assessed.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:
A railway development levy will be applied on all inbound shipmemts. The levy shall be at the rate of 1.5 percent of the customs value (Cost, Insurance, Freight) of the goods.
The Commercial Invoice must be printed (not hand written) on company letterhead if shipment is a commercial shipment, signed by the shipper with itemized value for all contents. Pro forma invoices are not accepted.
No Commercial Value or 0 is not an acceptable value.
Mis-declaring or falsely declaring of values listed on the Commercial Invoice is illegal and subjected to penalties which must be paid by shipper or recipient. Expect clearance delays.
Commercial Invoices that show only a Customs value will be charged an inspection fee of .25%.
Shipments held in Customs for Return to Sender can only be approved by a Senior Customs Officer, expect a longer processing time. Duties and taxes must be paid by shipper or recipient.
Shipments valued at $1,000 US or higher require an Import Declaration Form (IDF) from the recipient. A copy of the recipients pin certificate will be required also when completing the Import Declaration Form application.
Shipments assessed with duty/taxes of $100 or below will be billed to recipient. If the recipient does not pay, the charges will be the responsibility of the shipper.
For complelting the Import Declaration Form (IDF) in the Kenya Revenue Authority System with a value higher than $1,000 US require the following fees: Broker Fees Kenyan Shillings 3,915 (approximately $48 US) Kenya Revenue Authority Fees: 2.25% of the Cost, Insurance, Freight value with minimum of Kenyan Shilling 5,000 (approximately $61 US).
Import Entry: For updating shipments details into Kenya Revenue Authority Customs clearance system to acknowledge and allow further processing of high value shipments. Contractors fees Kenyan Shillings 6,000.00 (approximately $77 US).
Bond Entry (Duty Exempted Shipments): Only for processing duty exemption shipments. Broker fees Kenyan Shillings 5,950.00 (approximately $72 US). Kenya Revenue Authority Kenyan Shillings 250.00 (approximately $3 US).
Agency Fees (Invoice value) Applicable only for direct assessment shipments. Broker fees 5% of the invoice value.
Break Bulk: For all shipments when the customer appoints their own broker for clearance. Broker fees Kenyan Shillings 1,800.00 (approximately $22 US).
Cash Advance Fees: Duty Advancement fees. Broker Fees: flat 5% of the amounts advanced only if it is advanced for 7 days or more from the duty payment date.
enya Bureau of Standards: Inspection services fee to Kenya Bureau f Standards being imposed to all express courier shipments according o declared Customs value. Cost, Insurance, Freight Kenyan Shillings 5,000 (approximately $61 US) - 70,000 Kenyan Shillings (approximatley $850 US) - Payable 500 Kenyan Shillings (approximately $6 US). Cost, Insurance, Freight Kenyan Shillings 70,000 (approximately $850 US) - Kenyan Shillings 175,000 (approximately $2,126 US) - Payable Kenyan Shillings 800 (approximately $10 US). Over Kenyan Shillings 175,000 (approximately $2,126 US) - 1,200 Kenyan Shillings (approximately $15 US) or 0.25% of Customs value whichever is higher.
Airport Fees: Airport Authority fees for all shipments. Kenya Airport Authority - Kenyan Shillings 250.00 (approximately $3 US.
Shipments from companies, must have the Commercial Invoice on company's letterhead, signed by the shipper and a value must be specified. Shipments from individuals should use Form PS6182.
All shipments valued above $20 US will require Customs clearance and is subject to Duties and Taxes
The Commercial Invoice must indicate an itemized Harmonized System code for non-document shipments. To acquire a Harmonized System code for items being shipped contact the Census Classification at 1-800-549-0595, select option 2.

COUNTRY SPECIFIC PROHIBITION
In addition to the standard GXG prohibited items, plus:
    Communistic material
    Viagra
    Pornographic Materials
    Ivory
    Liquor, Haz
    Ice, Blue
    Chemicals, Haz
    Mangos and Herbal Grass (a)
    Matches
    Distilled beverages
    Narcotic drugs
    Hazardous wastes & their disposal
    Soap & cosmetic products containing mercury
    Used tires (for light commercial/passenger cars)
    Counterfeit goods of all kinds
    Traps capable of killing or capturing game animals
    Precious metals & stones
    Rhinoceros horn
    Arms & ammunition
    Hippopotamus teeth
    Tortoise shell, whale bone & hair, horns, antlers, hooves, nails, caws & beaks
    All psychotropic drugs
    Coral & similar material
    Natural sponges of animal origin
    Progeny eggs
    Spent fuel elements (cartridges) of nuclear reactors
    Historical artifacts
    Ozone depleting substances
    Genetically modified products
    Bows, arrows, fencing foils & toys
    Goods specified under (HS) chapter 36 of customs nomenclature
    Telescope sights or other optical devices suitable for use with arms
(a) Prohibited if there is no Plant Import Permit and Phyto Certificate accompaning the shipment.

PUBLIC HOLIDAYS:
Jan 01-2014; Apr 18-2014, 21-2014; May 01-2014; Jun 01-2014, 02-2014; Jul 28-2014, 29-2014, 30-2014; Oct 06-2014, 20-2014; Dec 12-2014, 25-2014, 26-2014, 29-2014 and U.S. Holidays

DOCUMENTATION REQUIREMENTS:
Use the matrix below to determine if a commercial invoice (PS Form 6182) is required and to determine document and non-document status for transit time calculation. If a commodity is not listed or if there is a doubt, complete a commercial invoice for the shipment.
    Advertising (Requires a Commercial Invoice (PS Form 6182) ( Original + 2 copies) - Shipment is considered a non-document.)
    Airline Ticket Issue (Shipment is considered a document)
    All Non-Documents and Non-Prohibited Items (Requires a Commercial Invoice (PS Form 6182) ( Original + 2 copies) - Shipment is considered a non-document.)
    Annual Reports (Shipment is considered a document)
    Appliances (Requires a Commercial Invoice (PS Form 6182) ( Original + 2 copies) - Shipment is considered a non-document.)
    Artwork, Commercial (Prohibited Item)
    Artwork, Fine (Prohibited Item)
    Bio Products, Non-Hazardous (Requires a Commercial Invoice (PS Form 6182) ( Original + 2 copies) - Shipment is considered a non-document.)
    Blueprints (Requires a Commercial Invoice (PS Form 6182) ( Original + 2 copies) - Shipment is considered a non-document.)
    Books (Requires a Commercial Invoice (PS Form 6182) ( Original + 2 copies) - Shipment is considered a non-document.)
    Brochures (Shipment is considered a document)
    Business Cards (Shipment is considered a document)
    Camera (Requires a Commercial Invoice (PS Form 6182) ( Original + 2 copies) - Shipment is considered a non-document.)
    Checks Cashier (Shipment is considered a document)
    Checks, Business (Shipment is considered a document)
    Checks, Payroll (Shipment is considered a document)
    Checks, Travellers (Shipment is considered a document)
    Chemicals, Non-Hazardous (Requires a Commercial Invoice (PS Form 6182) ( Original + 2 copies) - Shipment is considered a non-document.)
    Compact Disc (Requires a Commercial Invoice (PS Form 6182) ( Original + 2 copies) - Shipment is considered a non-document.)
    Computer Printouts (Shipment is considered a document)
    Cosmetics, Non-Hazardous (Requires a Commercial Invoice (PS Form 6182) ( Original + 2 copies) - Shipment is considered a non-document.)
    Credit Cards (Requires a Commercial Invoice (PS Form 6182) ( Original + 2 copies) - Shipment is considered a non-document.)
    Digital Video Disc (Requires a Commercial Invoice (PS Form 6182) ( Original + 2 copies) - Shipment is considered a non-document.) (244)
    Documents (Shipment is considered a document)
    Drawings (Requires a Commercial Invoice (PS Form 6182) ( Original + 2 copies) - Shipment is considered a non-document.)
    Drugs, Prescription (Requires a Commercial Invoice (PS Form 6182) ( Original + 2 copies) - Shipment is considered a non-document.) (545,864)
    Film, Commercial (Requires a Commercial Invoice (PS Form 6182) ( Original + 2 copies) - Shipment is considered a non-document.)
    Food, Nonperishable (Requires a Commercial Invoice (PS Form 6182) ( Original + 2 copies) - Shipment is considered a non-document.)
    Greeting Cards (Requires a Commercial Invoice (PS Form 6182) ( Original + 2 copies) - Shipment is considered a non-document.)
    Invitations (Shipment is considered a document)
    Invoices (Shipment is considered a document)
    Journals (Shipment is considered a document)
    Leather Goods (Requires a Commercial Invoice (PS Form 6182) ( Original + 2 copies) - Shipment is considered a non-document.)
    Liquor, Non-Hazardous (Prohibited Item)
    Magazines (Requires a Commercial Invoice (PS Form 6182) ( Original + 2 copies) - Shipment is considered a non-document.)
    Manuals (Shipment is considered a document)
    Manuscripts (Shipment is considered a document)
    Medical Equipment (Requires a Commercial Invoice (PS Form 6182) ( Original + 2 copies) - Shipment is considered a non-document.)
    Medical Supplies (Requires a Commercial Invoice (PS Form 6182) ( Original + 2 copies) - Shipment is considered a non-document.)
    Money Orders (Requires a Commercial Invoice (PS Form 6182) ( Original + 2 copies) - Shipment is considered a non-document.)
    Musical Instruments (Requires a Commercial Invoice (PS Form 6182) ( Original + 2 copies) - Shipment is considered a non-document.)
    Newspapers (Shipment is considered a document)
    Office Supplies (Requires a Commercial Invoice (PS Form 6182) ( Original + 2 copies) - Shipment is considered a non-document.)
    Parts, Aircraft (Requires a Commercial Invoice (PS Form 6182) ( Original + 2 copies) - Shipment is considered a non-document.)
    Parts, Computer (Requires a Commercial Invoice (PS Form 6182) ( Original + 2 copies) - Shipment is considered a non-document.)
    Parts, Electronic (Requires a Commercial Invoice (PS Form 6182) ( Original + 2 copies) - Shipment is considered a non-document.)
    Parts, Machine (Requires a Commercial Invoice (PS Form 6182) ( Original + 2 copies) - Shipment is considered a non-document.)
    Personal Effects (Requires a Commercial Invoice (PS Form 6182) ( Original + 2 copies) - Shipment is considered a non-document.)
    Photographs (Shipment is considered a document)
    Slides (Shipment is considered a document)
    Software (Requires a Commercial Invoice (PS Form 6182) ( Original + 2 copies) - Shipment is considered a non-document.)
    Sports Equipment (Requires a Commercial Invoice (PS Form 6182) ( Original + 2 copies) - Shipment is considered a non-document.)
    Tapes, Audio (Requires a Commercial Invoice (PS Form 6182) ( Original + 2 copies) - Shipment is considered a non-document.)
    Tapes, Video (Requires a Commercial Invoice (PS Form 6182) ( Original + 2 copies) - Shipment is considered a non-document.)
    Textiles, Finished (Requires a Commercial Invoice (PS Form 6182) ( Original + 2 copies) - Shipment is considered a non-document.)
    Textiles, Unfinished (Requires a Commercial Invoice (PS Form 6182) ( Original + 2 copies) - Shipment is considered a non-document.)
    Toys (Requires a Commercial Invoice (PS Form 6182) ( Original + 2 copies) - Shipment is considered a non-document.)
    Wireless Equipment (Requires a Commercial Invoice (PS Form 6182) ( Original + 2 copies) - Shipment is considered a non-document.)


CITIES SERVED Days
Doc
Days
Non-Doc
All Other Cities 07   07
Bungoma 04   04
Busia 04   04
Changamwe 04   04
Diani 04   04
Eldoret 04   04
Embakasi 04   04
Embu 04   04
Industrial Area 04   04
Kakamega 04   04
Karatina 04   04
Karen 04   04
Kericho 04   04
Kerugoya 04   04
Kilifi 04   04
Kisii 09   09
Kisumu 04   04
Kitale 04   04
Langata 04   04
Limuru 04   04
Lower Kabete 04   04
Machakos 04   04
Malindi 04   04
Mazeras 04   04
Meru 04   04
Miritini 04   04
Molo 04   04
Mombasa 04   04
Mtito Andei 04   04
Mtito-Andei 04   04
Mtwapa 04   04
Mumias 04   04
Muranga 04   04
Muthaiga 04   04
Nairobi 03   03
Naivasha 08   08
Nakuru 04   04
Nandi Hills 04   04
Nandi-Hills 04   04
Nanyuki 04   04
Narok 04   04
Nyahururu 04   04
Nyali 04   04
Nyeri 04   04
Sagana 04   04
Simanzi 04   04
Sotik 04   04
Thika 07   07
Ukunda 04   04
Voi 04   04
Webuye 04   04
Westlands 04   04

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