Step by Step Guide
eRegulations Kenya: Your step-by-step guide to investment related procedures.
eRegulations Kenya is an online database designed to provide investors and entrepreneurs with full transparency on investment related procedures in Kenya: at each step, the system tells you where to go, who to see, what you must bring, what you have to pay, what you will get, what is the legal justification, who to complain to in case you have a problem. Click on the procedures to discover how to:
Patents and Trade Marks
Patents are regulated by the Industrial Property Act and administered by the Kenya Industrial Property Institute (KIPI), while trademarks are regulated by the Trade and Service Marks Act (Cap 506) and administered by the Registrar of Trademarks at KIPI. The duration of trademarks is seven years from the date of filing and renewable every 14 years.
Import and Export Procedures
There is no import licensing except for a few items restricted for security, health or environmental reasons detailed in the Imports, Exports and Essential Supplies Act (Cap 502).
During the Budget for Fiscal Year 2001/02 the Minister agreed to waive the 2.75% Import Declaration Form (IDF) fees applicable on imported goods used for manufacturing goods for exports under the Tax Remission for Export Office (TREO) scheme. Manufactures under the TREO will however have to pay Kshs. 5000 which is processing fees.