KenInvest
KenInvest
KenInvest
KenInvest
KenInvest
KenInvest
KenInvest

Overview

Background

This sector is mainly agro based at the moment and plays an important role in adding value to agricultural output by providing forward and backward linkages with agricultural sector. However, there is a shift to export oriented manufacturing as the main thrust of Kenya's industrial policy since the country aims to raise the share of products in the regional market from 7% to 15 % and develop niche products for existing and new markets.

Kenya is promoting development of Special Economic Zones (SEZs), Industrial Parks, Industrial Clusters, promotion of small and medium scale manufacturing firms, development of niche products, commercialization of research and development results.

Why invest

In addition to high demand for locally manufactured goods, regional markets are accessible for Kenya’s manufactured goods owing to its membership to two key regional economic blocs the East African Community (EAC) and Common Market for East and Southern Africa (COMESA). Furthermore, Kenya is one of the first Sub Saharan countries eligible to export its textile products to the USA under the provisions of the African Growth Opportunity Act (AGOA).

Investment opportunities exist for direct and joint-venture investments in iron and steel industries, manufacture of fertilizer, agro-processing, machine tools and machinery, motor vehicle assembly and manufacture of spare parts agro-processing, manufacture of garments, assembly of automotive components and electronics, manufacture of plastics, paper, chemicals, pharmaceuticals, metal and engineering products for both domestic and export markets.

Contact

General Manager
Investment Promotion
Phone: +254 (730) 104-501+254 (730) 104-200,+254 722 205424
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Opportunities

DocumentIssuing AgencyMore Information
Investment Opportunities in Export Processing Zones PDF (1.2MB) Export Processing Zones Authority (EPZA) Contact us or EPZA for more details

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Documents

DocumentIssuing AgencyMore Information
Roadmaps to setting up and running various enterprises under the Export Processing Zones Authority (EPZA)PDF (311 KB) Export Processing Zones Authority (EPZA) You can consult the EPZA for more details and updated licensing requirements
Roadmap to Registering your products with the Kenya Bureau of StandardsPDF (279 KB) Kenya Bureau of Standards KEBS is mandated to develop and enforce the standards of industrial products in order to achieve production of goods and services that meet global demands
Roadmap to Registering your Industrial Rights PDF (24 KB) Kenya Industrial Property Institute You can consult KIPI for More information and details

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