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Kenya is a country located in East Africa. The climate is tropical, and the terrain is mostly plains with some hills. The population is around 47 million. The official languages are English and Swahili. The currency is the Kenyan shilling.

There are a few things to keep in mind when shipping to Kenya. The first is that it is important to use a reliable shipping company. The second is to make sure that all documentation is in order. The third is to be aware of any customs regulations. Shipping to Kenya can be a bit of a challenge, but with a little preparation, it can be a smooth process.

In 2022, Kenya will be one of the busiest shipping destinations in the world. The country is home to many international businesses and organizations, and it is also a popular tourist destination. Kenya is a large country, and it has a long coastline. This makes it a perfect place for shipping companies to set up their operations. There are many shipping companies that operate in Kenya, and they offer a variety of services.

When shipping air freight to Kenya, it is important to consider the size, weight, and value of the goods being shipped. Express air freight is best suited for small, lightweight, and highvalue items. Economy air freight is best suited for larger, heavier, and less valuable items.

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Jomo Kenyatta International Airport

The Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA) is the principal airport serving Nairobi, Kenya. It is named after Kenya‘s first president and founding father, Jomo Kenyatta, and opened in 1978. The airport is the largest and busiest in Kenya, handling about 22 million passengers and 350,000 tons of cargo annually. JKIA is a hub for East African aviation and serves as a gateway to the East African region.

JKIA is situated 15 kilometers (9.3 mi) southeast of Nairobi’s central business district, in the Embakasi area. The airport has two main terminals: the older Terminal 1 handles domestic and regional flights, while the newer Terminal 2 handles international flights. A third terminal, the JKIA Cargo Terminal, handles freight and cargo operations. The airport also has a general aviation terminal and a VIP terminal. JKIA is capable of handling 24 million passengers and 350,000 tons of cargo per year.


Since Kenya is a landlocked country, shipping is a vital part of its economy. In 2016, the country imported $9.4 billion worth of goods and exported $2.4 billion worth of goods. The majority of Kenya‘s imports come from China, followed by the United Arab Emirates, India, and Saudi Arabia. The top exports from Kenya are coffee, tea, and horticultural products.

The shipping industry in Kenya is growing rapidly. In the last decade, the number of containers handled at the port of Mombasa has quadrupled. The port is now the second–largest in East Africa and is undergoing a $1 billion expansion.

Kenya is also home to the largest container terminal in East Africa, at the Port of Mombasa. Kenya is a major transit point for goods bound for landlocked countries in East Africa, such as Uganda, Rwanda, and Burundi. The Kenyan government is investing heavily in expanding and improving its infrastructure to accommodate the growing volume of trade.

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Rules & Regulations

All ships entering Kenyan waters must be registered with the Kenya Maritime Authority (KMA). Ships must also have a valid insurance policy and a manifest of all cargo on board. Ships‘ crews must be in possession of valid seafarer‘s documents. All cargo destined for Kenya must be declared to the Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA) prior to arrival in the country. The KRA will then issue a Bill of Entry, which must be presented to Customs upon arrival. All cargo must be cleared through Customs before it can be loaded or unloaded in Kenya.
Kenya has a number of port facilities, the most important ports being Mombasa and Kisumu. Mombasa is the country’s main port and handles the majority of Kenya’s maritime traffic. Kisumu is primarily a lake port, handling traffic from Uganda and Rwanda. In order to ship cargo to Kenya, businesses must first ensure that they are in compliance with all applicable rules and regulations. Failure to adhere to these requirements can result in delays, fines, or other penalties.

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The trade relationship between Kenya and the United Arab Emirates has been growing in recent years. Kenya is the UAE‘s second–largest trading partner in Africa, and the two countries have strong economic ties. The UAE is one of the top investors in Kenya, and the two countries have signed several agreements to promote trade and investment. The UAE is also a major market for Kenyan exports, particularly flowers, coffee, and tea.

Banned Products

Banned products are those that have been prohibited from being imported into Kenya. These products may be banned for health, safety, or environmental reasons. Some examples of banned products include: asbestos, used tires, used motor oil, and mercury.

The importation of banned products into Kenya is a serious offense and can result in heavy fines and jail time. Anyone caught importing banned products into Kenya will be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.

Documents & Customs Clearance

Imports and exports in Kenya are governed by the East African Community Customs Union (EACCU) and the Customs and Excise Act. The EACCU is a customs union that allows for the free movement of goods between member states. The Customs and Excise Act sets out the rules and regulations for importing and exporting goods in Kenya.

Businesses importing or exporting goods to or from Kenya must declare their goods to the Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA) using the Single Customs Declaration (SCD) form. The SCD form must be lodged with the KRA at least 24 hours before the goods are due to arrive in or depart from Kenya. Businesses are required to provide detailed information about the goods being imported or exported, including the quantity, value, and HS code.

Kenya is a country with a relatively simple customs regime. However, businesses should be aware of the necessary paperwork and procedures involved in importing and exporting goods to or from Kenya.

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