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Kenya: Chamber Issues Notice to Exporters

Wednesday, August 20, 2014 > 08:20:25

(All Africa)

The Kenya National Chamber of Commerce and Industry has so far issued more than 20,000 certificates of origin to exporters by the Kenya Chamber of Commerce and Industry since it took over the role in July.

According to KNCCI business development manager Michael Ndege, currently flower exporters and other business owners dealing with international export markets are required to obtain the document from the Chamber's Nairobi or the Mombasa offices.

"The certificate of origin is crucial for the exporter because it is like a license or passport for the product. It indicates clearly the country from where the products originated," he said.

In a paid notice in the local newspapers, KNCCI yesterday reminded all new exporters to consult the Chamber before shipping their produce.

"Requirements for the issuance of the certificates of origin for new exporters include a copy of the certificate of incorporation, exporters' customs code, a copy of their PIN certificate and a brief company profile as well as product scope," read the announcement.

The chamber said it will issue new generation, tamper-proof and bar coded receipts for all certificates of or origin payments.

The certificate of origin is currently issued for goods destined for India, Russia, Middle East and European markets. It allows the goods to enjoy preferential duty once they enter the export market, depending on trade agreements between country of origin and destination.

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