Parcel delivery to Kenya
The Republic of Kenya is on the eastern coast of Kenya, bordered by Somalia, Ethiopia, Uganda, and Tanzania. There are approximately 43 million people living within 580,000 square kilometers. The capital of Kenya is Nairobi. The country is known worldwide for its natural splendors, including savannahs, jungles, deserts, lakes, and mountain peaks. The economy of Kenya is based on agriculture and tourism services. They have one of the lowest Human Development Indexes in the world, with over half the citizens living in poverty. There is an extensive network of paved roads.
Customs for parcel shipping to Kenya
All imports into Kenya are to aninspection by the Kenya Bureau of Standards. There is an inspection fee that varies conversely with the value of the shipment. For example parcels worth less than 5000 KSH ($50 USD) are free of charge. Those at 5,000-70,000 KSH ($50-$700 USD) are charge 500 KSH ($5 USD) fee and so forth. Taxes and duties vary by type of commodity.
Security concerns when shipping parcels to Kenya
It is prohibited to import the following commodities into Kenya: alcohol, plants and seeds, pornography, illicit narcotics, political literature, communist propaganda, ivory, wildlife trophies, altered maps, and stationary or blank envelopes. Hazardous materials are prohibited from importation into Kenya and may include: acids, batteries, biological products, chemicals, corrosives, cosmetics, dangerous goods, flammables, gases, ice, infectious substances, liquids, magnets, oxidizers, paints, perfume, poisons, radioactive material, or toiletries.
Parcel documents delivering to Kenya
Shipments with a value over $500 USD are required to provide an Import Declaration Form (IDF) from the Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA). This should be done before the shipment arrives. If the form is not filed by the time the parcel is sent, then it can be done at an additional cost. Those wishing to receive tax and duty relief from preferential trading partners should submit a standard declaration with the parcel. The declaration includes a certificate of origin and a commercial invoice.