Can we export bespoke cabinetry to Kenya

Question posted by suzanne baxter, on behalf of Trevor Toms Bespoke Cabinet Maker Ltd in SP7

We are a bespoke cabinetry firm based in Dorset, looking into exporting our cabinetry to the hi end market in Kenya

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Dear Suzanne
there should not be to much of a problem in shipping to cabinetry to Kenya.The consignee
would need to apply for idf which allows for tax penalty reduction upon import in Kenya
after the shipment passes a inspection by Intertek /SGS th UK. please contact us
directly on phone 01263 513127 or email concerning freight rates
best regards
Colin.Crown Freight Ltd

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HMRC Advisor, on behalf of HM Revenue & Customs in G67.

Information on the Customs requirements for exporting is given in HMRC Public Notice 275. All notices can be found on our website under Quick Links > Library > Official Statistics – Publications – Notices, Info Sheets & Other Reference Materials > Import, Export & International Trade. The Public Notices are in numerical order.

I would also suggest that you contact the Kenyan Customs Authorities to ascertain if there are any import restrictions on such items.

HM Revenue & Customs
Customs International Trade & Excise

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David Eales, on behalf of Excel Shipping Limited in Hornchurch.

Dear Suzanne

Check with you importer / buyer if they have clearing agent in Kenya and if so check what the importer needs to allow the goods to be imported.

If you are selling to first time importers please contact me for further advice and i can put the importers in touch with our agent.

We opearte a weekly service to Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania so will be only to happy to help.

Kind regards
Dave Eales e mail
Excel Shipping Limited
Tel 01708 515151

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Dear Suzanne,

Your enquiry on exporting cabinetry to the Kenya market refers. It is possible to import cabinetry to the Kenyan market and for such products there is high demand for the high end market. However, as an exporter to this market, there are conditions to be met which are set out by a Government body;- Kenyan Bureau of Standards (KEBS), a statutory organization of the government of Kenya, is responsible for the adoption and application of Standards for both imported and domestically manufactured products in the Kenyan market. With effect from 29th September 2005, KEBS implemented the Pre-Export Verification of Conformity (PVoC) to Standards Programme. This is a conformity assessment and verification procedure applied to specific Goods/ Products at the respective exporting countries, to ensure their compliance with the applicable Kenyan Technical Regulations and Mandatory Standards or approved equivalents.
KEBS has appointed Intertek as one of the Agents to operate the PVoC program on its behalf, depending on the country of supply. All consignments subject to PVoC must obtain a Certificate of Conformity (CoC) issued by PVoC Country Offices (CO), offices operated and managed by authorized KEBS Agents, prior to shipment.

Send me an email to in order to send you PVoC listes products documents and further guidance from KEBS.

Here is a link that you can use for a course on exporting goods to a non-EU country like Kenya and would be of help to your company:

Thank you.

Emmanuel Maingi
Trade Development Officer - UK Trade & Investment

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James O'Sullivan, on behalf of UK Exporters Ltd in BS6.

Hi Suzanne,

You may be interested in our SuperCatex British Exporters Catalogue exhibition taking place in Nairobi at the end of April. It's a cost effective way of raising sales leads or alerting potential agents ... especially if you are not known in the market. Pleased see for full details.

Kind regards,


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