How do find rates of import duty payable on second hand goods into Kenya

Question posted by Brian Hatton, on behalf of Greenfields Africa in TF1

I wish to send second hand goods as a charitable donation to a non-profit organisation in Kenya. The goods include used plastic and metal stacking chairs, hospital beds, dressings, crutches etc, plus knitted baby clothing. I need to know what duty will be charged on these items.

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PETER BRIALEY, on behalf of STI GLOBAL LOGISTICS LTD in SS13.

Good Morning Brian,
In response to your question over duty in Kenya, I have sent our office over there a message to request the duty rates on this cargo and any other information you will need.
We are a freight forwarder based in Essex, if you email me your details I will send you a full response once my office revert this morning.

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Ian Robery
Business Development Manager
STI Global Logistics Ltd
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Basildon Essex SS13 1SS
Tel: +44 (0)1268 289653
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Email: irobery@stigl.co.uk
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Hi Brian,

Initially, NGOs and charitable oraganisastions in Kenya enjoyed duty exemption given that the services they provide are directed towards alleviating poverty and providing basic needs to the marginalized and underserved members of our society. However, this was phased out under the national regime by The East African Customs Management Act 2004 (EACMA), meaning, they need to account for customs duty.
With this in mind, the charitable organisation or NGO you are sending the goods to needs to be recognised by the Kenya Revenue Authority as duty exempt, and this is obtained by attaining an exemption authority from the Ministry of Finance. The exemption authority will essentially give an undertaking to the Customs that all duties payable on goods being imported by a particular charitable organisation will be paid by the Ministry of Finance depending on allocation of funds.
For more information, visit http://www.revenue.go.ke/customs/pdf/EAC%20Externaltariff2007.pdf.

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PETER BRIALEY, on behalf of STI GLOBAL LOGISTICS LTD in SS13.

Hi Brian,

Further to our email exchanges on this I have been advised of the duty rates in Kenys on this and will forward to you now.
There is Duty payable on Charitable goods and it isn't cheap as you will see...

Best Regards

Ian Robery
STI Global.

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Hello,
You can look up the procedures etc. that will apply along with the duty rates etc. on this link
http://madb.europa.eu/madb/indexPubli.htm

Regards,
Susan

enquiries@morley-consulting.co.uk
www.morley-consulting.co.uk

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

Hello Brian

Information on the Customs requirements for exporting is given in HMRC Public Notice 275. All notices can be found on our website www.hmrc.gov.uk 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
www.hmrc.gov.uk/contactus

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