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Kenya PVoC - Exporter and Importer Responsibilities

Exporters and importers are responsible for ensuring that their products and shipments fully comply with the Kenya PVoC (Pre-Export Verification of Conformity to Standards Programme) and obtain the mandatory PVoC certificate of conformity.


Responsibilities of:


Importers in Kenya


Ensure their suppliers understand the import quality requirements and that their consignments are accompanied by a Kenya PVoC Certificate of Conformity (CoC) from an authorised PVoC Agent such as JCT.

Exporters to Kenya

Ensure their products or goods meet the regulations and quality requirements of the Kenya PVoC before shipment by obtaining the necessary Certificate of Conformity (CoC) from an authorised PVoC Agent for all products subject to the PVoC programme.

KEBS:  Ensures that only quality goods gain entry into the country, as specified by the Standards Act Cap 496, Laws of Kenya and the Quality Imports Order No.78 July 2005, thereby offering the necessary protection to Kenya's consumers in safety, health and environmental matters.

Routes of Certification

Route A - Occasional Exports

No registration

Testing and Inspection

Issuance of CoC

Route B - Frequent Exporters

Product registration

Inspection and random testing

Issuance of CoC

Route C - Frequent Exporters and High Volume Manufacturers

Product licensing

Licence review and random testing

Issuance of CoC

JCT can provide a tailor-made service that meets your particular needs, including:

  • How to according PVOC require.

  • How to get PVOC shortly.

  • Which kind of product need PVOC.

  • What's process for Kenya PVOC.

  • Automated e-mails for status of certificates.


The Kenya Plant Health Inspectorate Service (KEPHIS) have announced that all shipment packaging  material made up of wood and wooden packaging material such as planks, crates that is imported into Kenya shall be adequately treated and marked in line with the International Sanitary and Phytosanitary Measure (ISPM) No. 15 requirements. Failure to do so may result in shipments facing delays at Kenyan Customs.


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