Send a parcel to Kenya

Can you send a parcel to Kenya?

Send a box to Kenya.

Book delivery in Kenya via UK Kenya shipping Express and save on DHL, FedEx, and UPS couriers. Send to Nairobi, Mombasa, Nakuru, and more. Get an instant online quote to compare services and prices. Then booking is straightforward: we guide you step by step.

Export to Kenya

UK Kenya shipping Express Direct is our most convenient service to Kenya, operated by DHL, with collection arranged by us. You can also leave your package at one of our delivery points.

With this service, you can ship parcels up to 70 kg and pallets up to 300 kg. You can book an air freight service for larger shipments and collect your cargo from Mombasa (MBA) or Nairobi (NBO) airports.

Transit time in Kenya

A UK Kenya shipping an express courier from the UK to Kenya takes approximately two to three working days. It may take longer if your pickup or destination address is in remote areas. You can use our transit time calculators to find out by entering your postcodes.

Customs information for Kenya

What is the customs policy in Kenya?

All parcels sent to Kenya from the UK are subject to customs clearance. We as UK Kenya shipping will generate a customs invoice for you as part of your booking detailing the contents of your shipment, or you can upload your invoice.

Taxes and fees may be applied and are not included in the quote. You can check the Kenya Customs and Border Control website for more information.

Also, check UK Kenya shipping courier restrictions for Kenya.

Import from Kenya to the UK

Need to ship a parcel from Kenya to the UK?

We as UK Kenya shipping also offer import services – choose UK Kenya shipping, UPS or TG Express, which DHL operates. Select Kenya as your shipping address to get a quick quote.

Shipping from the UK to Kenya

How do I send cargo from the UK to Kenya?

Services / International Online Shopping / Shipping from the UK to Kenya

UK Kenya Shipping is the best British shipping company in Kenya.

UK Kenya Shipping is an end-to-end freight service provider that delivers all your items to specific destinations. When you tell us which items you want to move, we as UK Kenya shipping will ensure you get them home as soon as possible. We provide one-stop, customized transportation services utilizing land, air, and sea. These freight services are available for the individuals, small and large businesses.

As one of the leading shipping companies in the United Kingdom, UK Kenya Shipping prides itself on its fast, safe, and reliable cargo services. We have a highly skilled and meticulous team to provide you with all cargo services competently. It happens thanks to their excellent work experience and genuine reliability. Our customer service representatives respond quickly to your freight emergency.

Shipping from the UK to Kenya
What is the cheapest way to ship to Kenya?

We provide accurate and consistent pickup in all 50 United Kingdom for all packages and deliver them right to your door. You can also contact us for quick advice on buying and shipping at the same time. Shipments from the United Kingdom to Kenya are large with UK-Kenya shipping.

With UK Kenya shipping, you pay only a fraction of what you would pay the competition. Especially compared to what you usually pay for freight services to companies like FedEx, DHL, USPS/Kenya Post/Posta Kenya, and UPS. If you are shipping from the UK to Kenya, we are here to help.

We as UK Kenya shipping will help you confirm each package received or collected, check that they are in good condition, and pack for shipment if necessary. We will also keep you updated every step of the way with timely notifications and our tracking system. Clearance of all your items is our responsibility. At UK Kenya shipping, we ensure you get the best low-cost shipping services.

Get an overview of customs fees, import duties, and taxes. No more surprise customs bills.

Free  cover as standard

 Pick up or drop off at a local store anytime.

 Track your package door to door.

 Ship large or heavy items up to 1,000 kg.

UK Kenya shipping Send a parcel outside the European Union involves many things. For example, you need to provide documents for customs clearance, declare the value of each item, and explain why you’re sending it. Customs will then evaluate your declaration and may charge import duties and taxes. These charges are generally the responsibility of the recipient.

If you send gifts or personal belongings, they may be exempt from import duties. It depends on the items’ value and the specific country’s regulations.

The following information explains everything you need to know about customs and what to look for when sending a package to Kenya.

 The customs clearance process

How do I clear customs in Kenya?

UK Kenya shipping helps you create all the customs forms you need for shipments outside the EU, and unlike freight forwarders, all of our UK Kenya shipping courier services include customs clearance.

Customs will decide whether to apply import duties and taxes. If so, customs charges must be paid by the recipient, and any handling charges applied by the carrier before delivery can occur. Receiving payment can sometimes delay the delivery process.

Here’s a quick overview of what happens if you ship outside the EU:

1. As part of the booking process, we ask you to indicate what you are sending.

2. UK Kenya shipping will provide you with the necessary customs documents to print.

3. When your shipment arrives UK Kenya shipping will help you reach the destination country, the carrier will arrange customs clearance, and customs will review your declaration to determine the amount of import duties to be charged on your shipment. These costs are usually billed to the recipient.

4. The recipient will be contacted and asked to pay any charges. They will also receive a copy of your customs declaration for reference.

5. We can arrange these customs fees if you prefer to pay them. It is a popular option when sending gifts. There is an extra cost for this, and a deposit is required.

6. Once all charges have been paid, the parcel will leave the customs and be delivered.

About customs

What is the concept of customs?

Customs regulations are necessary, and all international courier services must comply. Customs works for the government of the country you are shipping to; they serve two primary purposes:

1. Prevent entry into the country of objects identified as illegal or prohibited.

2. Determine whether goods imported into the country are subject to import taxes and duties, and if so, decide the level of customs fees to be charged.

Each country has different import restrictions and charges, and it is your responsibility as the sender to investigate before sending the package.  To verify that your goods can be shipped, please contact the customs of the country you are sending to or contact our customer services team, who will be happy we advise you.

Import duties, taxes, and other charges

Customs determines the import charges applicable to your international package based on information on your customs documents: the declared value, the reason for export, and the description of the goods.

While each country has regulations, most countries have a fixed excise duty threshold for low-value items. Low-value items, such as gifts, samples, and personal effects, often qualify for a tax break or tax exemption. If you want to know the threshold for gifts, models or unique products, or if you need further assistance, please contact us.

People often declare a lower value on the customs invoice to reduce customs taxes and duties. It is only recommended if you can justify the lower value if customs question it.

For example, you want to send a laptop that initially cost it decreases in price. You can declare it to be in value and will be charged a reduced customs clearance fee. However, if Customs suspects you have undervalued it, you will be asked to substantiate the declared value.

For example UK Kenya shipping shipment will do some delivery they do all the customs till they are fully satisfied and then deliver the package. Affirming a lower value may also affect the value of your claim in the event of loss or damage in transit.

UK Kenya shipping has no control over the costs charged to the goods by customs. Once the parcel has arrived at the traditions of the destination country, the only way to receive the property is to pay the customs clearance costs.

If your goods are subject to duty (for example, if you sell them), customs will decide what taxes will be charged based on the products you send and the value you declare.

Every product has a commodity code (also called tariff code or harmonization code). Each commodity code has a fixed level of duties and taxes, which varies from country to country. If you don’t provide the correct code, the destination country’s clearing agent will have to guess it based on the description you provided.

If you’re shipping a low-value item, that’s not a big deal, but if your shipment is high-value, the recipient may have to pay much higher import duties. Once you know the commodity codes for your products, you can contact the destination country’s customs authority to determine the amount of customs duties and taxes that will apply to your shipment.

What is the concept of customs?

When sending a parcel outside the EU, there is simply no need to make a customs declaration when sending documents. It is essential to understand that the information you provide on your customs invoice is legally binding.

Here’s what happens:

When you book a delivery outside the EU, UK Kenya shipping  will ask you for the following information:

• A list of items in the shipment.

• The value of each item

• The reason for the export – or “Why are you sending the shipment”. For example, it could be a gift, personal belongings, or a commercial sample.

UK Kenya shipping creates your Customs invoice when you book online and print your shipping labels.

We as UK Kenya shipping advise you to print five copies of the customs invoice: two documents must be included in the package, and the other three must be handed over to the courier who collects the shipment. Don’t worry; you will receive the exact directions when booking.

Prepay customs duties and taxes

What is the customs duty tax in Kenya?

UK Kenya shipping understands that you may want your recipient to avoid paying customs fees. For example, you can send a gift. UK Kenya shipping offers you the option to pay these fees in advance.

If you wish to pay the customs fees in advance, don’t hesitate to contact our UK Kenya shipping customer service once the booking is finalized. If you wish to prepay customs charges, please get in touch with our customer service team after making your booking, as this needs to be arranged before your parcel is collected.

There are additional costs associated with this service:

• A deposit of 25% of the value of the goods sent. If the customs fees are less, the balance will be refunded.

• Administration fee

Once this is done, we as UK Kenya shipping will issue a new customs invoice and shipping label. When your package arrives at customs, UK Kenya shipping will pay all import duties and taxes on your behalf and refund the difference back to your deposit.

Track your shipment through customs.

How do I track my package with customs?

UK Kenya shipping has a track of the progress of your package on our website, from collection to delivery, with real-time updates on location and status.

If your shipment is delayed in customs, the tracking status will automatically change to “Exception”, and you will be able to see that your shipment is awaiting clearance, along with the reason for the delay in customs clearance.

You can contact us for more information about customs clearance times. However, most customs clearance delays usually occur when the recipient delays paying customs fees. The best way to speed things up is to contact them and ask them to pay your taxes as soon as possible. Once customs have received payment, the shipment can be released for delivery.

Convenient Parcel Delivery from the UK to Kenya

• We as UK Kenya shipping help you ship at your home or workplace.

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Courier to Kenya from UK with UK Kenya shipping from UK to Kenya

Need to send a courier from the UK to Kenya? You can! Use UK Kenya shipping.

is the leading freight forwarder for parcel services from the UK to Kenya

UK Kenya shipping provides a fast and reliable courier service that allows you to easily import goods from over 200 countries worldwide into Kenya at a very affordable price.

The best thing about UK-Kenya shipping is that anyone can schedule parcel delivery with us. The UK is one of our most popular import destinations for individuals and small businesses looking for reliable shipping services.

Our simple online booking process takes just seconds. We as UK Kenya shipping will collect your shipment from UK to Kenya and deliver it to any address in the UK once your order has been placed.



UK Kenya shipping transmission


2 to 3 days


What is track and trace shipping?

Track and trace is a way to record the movement of parcels during transportation.

• There is a 10kg minimum

• Recovery fees may apply

• Transit times depend on customs clearance and flight delays **

• Handling charge per parcel.


Sea transportation can take 2 to 3 days, depending on the origin and final destination, cargo, and mode of transport. Port-to-port shipping takes less time, while door-to-door shipping from the UK takes longer. It would help if you also accounted for time spent in UK customs, delivery to and from ports, loading and unloading, and even disruptions caused by the pandemic, such as port closures.

We as UK Kenya shipping offer fast and reliable delivery from the UK to Kenya with live tracking, ensuring your items arrive on time and in good condition. Why wait when our customers have saved up to 40% on courier costs? Try our calculator today to ship your items to the UK quickly and safely!

How long does it take to ship a parcel to Kenya?

If you ship to the UK, you will most likely be shipping by sea, as will 95% of all UK import and export cargo.UK Kenya shipping takes 6 to 7 Weeks by sea and by air, it takes 2 to 3 business days.


While the UK has several major ports that handle large volumes of international trade, including exports from the UK, other UK ports can be found here.

Immingham: By tonnage, this is the largest cargo port in the UK, handling over 55 million tonnes.

While the pace of shipping may vary depending on the carrier, port of departure, and port of entry, you can generally expect shipping from the UK to Kenya to take 2 to 3 days.

However, crossing the seas is only part of the journey. Remember to factor in the first mile, the last mile, and the time it takes to clear customs, ranging from 24 hours to several weeks.

Courier from the UK to Kenya at the lowest price.

UK Kenya shipping Services offer low-cost from the UK to Kenya delivery for individuals and organizations who ship products from the UK to Kenya. Here are some tips for shipping to the UK at the lowest possible cost:

Select the Economy shipping option.

What is economy select shipping?

UK Kenya shipping low-cost delivery option can help you save money if your parcel is not urgent. This method may have a longer delivery time, but it will likely cost less than express delivery.

It is essential to compare shipping costs.

Various couriers and UK-Kenya shipping companies can provide you with shipping rates from the UK to Kenya so that you can find the cheapest option.

Packaging optimization

You can save on shipping costs if you pack your parcel correctly. If your cargo is heavy and bulky, please choose light packing material and fill it well.

Consider consolidation

If you have many parcels from the UK to Kenya, combining them into one larger package can save you shipping costs.

Check the additional costs.

Check for additional costs, such as customs clearance fees, that may apply to your shipment. These costs can add up quickly and drive up your delivery prices.

UK Kenya Shipping Services can help you find the most cost-effective shipping option. Contact us today to learn more about our UK-Kenya shipping options and receive a shipping quote.


What must I declare at customs in the UK?

UK Kenya shipping Services can advise you on items that cannot be imported into the UK and check that your cargo meets all essential standards. Contact us today to find out more about our UK-to-Kenya shipping rates.

Shipping goods from the UK to Kenya is reliable and cheap with us. Our UK-Kenya shipping team has experts to ensure your shipments arrive safely.

Courier to Kenya from the UK with UK Kenya shipping

Delivery in no time

Our UK-Kenya shipping courier network ensures your purchases arrive in Kenya quickly and safely. We provide fast delivery services to Kenya from the UK with tracking updates so you always know where your parcel is.

A clear price list

Our policy is to provide you with a clear overview of all our shipping costs so you can plan and budget accordingly; We as UK Kenya shipping also offer bulk discounts, making it even cheaper to ship many products from the UK to Kenya.

Shipping security

We realize how important it is for your parcels to arrive intact. For this reason, we as UK Kenya shipping use safe packing methods and quality materials to keep your items secure. In the unlikely event that something goes wrong, we must provide insurance coverage.

Shipping experts

Whether you’re looking for a lost item or need a courier, our UK-Kenya shipping has professionals who are available 24/7.

Shipping from the UK to Kenya:

How can one send a parcel from the UK to Kenya?

Customized Information

• Check if you need to register for VAT:

If you carry on a certain number of businesses in the UK each year, you will need to register for VAT. Check this page to see if you fall under this rule.

• Find out about UK export regulations:

If you do business with a UK-Kenya shipping company, they will need an export license to ship items internationally. Export regulations can be as complicated as import laws, so check with local authorities in Kenya before exporting anything.

• Complete the declaration of your goods:

As this step can be difficult and requires a lot of attention to detail, many businesses sending goods to the UK use the services to help them with the paperwork.

• Find your product’s commodity code:

Every product in the UK has a commodity code, and you need to find this to calculate taxes and determine if you need any further licenses or approvals.

• Determine the value of your products:

This process can also be complicated. By hiring our customs broker, who knows at all the requirements, We as a UK Kenya shipping company can help you save time and money by preventing your products from being shipped back to Kenya.

• Check your product labeling:

If you ship sale items to UK retailers, you must meet strict labeling requirements. Mislabelled products may be refused entry into the UK.

UK Kenya Shipping Services can assist you with customs clearance and ensure your shipment meets all applicable standards. Contact us today to learn more about our UK-Kenya shipping services and get a quote for your shipping.

Sending parcels from the UK to Kenya:

How do I send a parcel from the UK to Kenya?

Know the forbidden items to send

Shipping certain materials from the UK to Kenya can be complex, but it can be done safely with the correct information and tools. 

Knowing which products cannot be shipped is the first step in ensuring your shipment arrives safely. The export of prohibited materials must comply with various laws, including labeling and document requirements. It is also essential to use the correct packing materials to ensure your shipment arrives in good condition. 

You can provide your delivery arrives safely by learning what shouldn’t be shipped and following all restrictions.

• Make sure everything you ship is double-checked:

Our list of prohibited items is up to date, so you can be sure your shipments comply with government regulations.

• Comply with all government regulations.

Our UK-Kenya shipping can help you stay compliant with international and domestic shipping requirements and keeps you updated on any changes in the law. There will be no more guesswork!

• Save time and money:

Our UK Kenya shipping platform’s user-friendly interface allows anyone to quickly determine if something can be exported, saving time and money.

• Unlimited Access and Support:

With unlimited access to our database of banned items, plus 24/7 customer support, you can get all the help you need anytime.

Items prohibited from being shipped to Kenya from the UK.

When you send a package from the UK to Kenya, it must clear customs and include a customs declaration. However, during the booking process, we as UK Kenya shipping collect all the necessary information from you and send you the documents required to print and attach to your item before delivery.

Customs fees also apply and are collected by UK Customs based on the value of the item you are sending. Always include the actual telephone number of the recipient, as they are responsible for paying the duties. Customs will contact them upon the arrival of the cargo.

It is essential to be aware of products that cannot be imported into the UK when transporting goods from the UK to Kenya.

Here are some examples of prohibited items:

What is an example of a prohibited item?

• It is strictly forbidden to bring illegal drugs to the UK, including cocaine, heroin, and ecstasy.

• Assault Weapons:

Importing assault weapons such as penknives, butterfly knives, and brass knuckles is also prohibited.

• Endangered species:

Products made from endangered species, such as ivory and rhino horn, are prohibited from being imported into the UK.

• It is strictly forbidden to enter the UK with firearms and ammunition, including replicas and deactivated firearms.

• Obscene Material:

The import of obscene material, such as pornography and other objectionable content, is prohibited in the UK.

• Counterfeit Goods:

Importing counterfeit goods, such as designer clothing and accessories, is prohibited in the UK.

It should be noted that this list is not exhaustive, and other things cannot be imported into the UK. Before dispatching, double-checking the UK Government banned list is always a good idea.

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Customs clearance fees:

what it is, how to pay and customs clearance agents

Taxes and customs clearance charges

What are these fees?

A customs clearance fee is levied by the customs broker and customs broker to cover the cost of preparing and submitting customs documents.

Who will charge the customs clearance fee?

Freight Forwarder or Freight Forwarder/Customs Broker

Bill to: origin/destination

customs agents

What is the role of a customs clearing agent?

Customs brokers or clearing agents are authorized by the Dutch data protection authority to act on behalf of importers. They can be independent or operate as freight forwarders as well. When booking your shipment, ask your logistics provider if they offer additional services, such as customs clearance.

Customs brokers or customs agents help importers get their goods through customs as quickly and smoothly as possible. Without proper documentation, detailing, and payment, your goods could be held, held liable for additional charges or fines, or even returned to their place of origin.

A qualified and licensed customs broker helps reduce the cost of duties and taxes while ensuring regulatory compliance.


How Much Do Clearing Agents Cost?

The customs clearance fee covers preparing and submitting customs documents to CBP. It is also known as customs clearance. Licensed customs brokers or agents do customs clearance. Rates vary by business and location and the range of services provided.

While brokers incur additional fees for importers, it’s often worth it because customs brokers can help you save money on duties and taxes by avoiding unnecessary fines or fees.

How to pay the customs clearance charges?

UK Kenya shipping Customs clearance charges are paid directly to the customs broker or customs agent to cover the costs of submitting documents and paying import duties. It can be charged as a fixed amount per service, as a single price for a set of services, or as a percentage of the shipment value.

How much is the customs clearance?

The standard of the customs clearance charges is around minimal for UK customs clearance and another for CBP customs clearance.

While it’s not possible to predict your customs clearance costs when you first receive your freight quote, you can estimate your import duties using this calculator:

All standard delivery times are available on this page. Available shipping methods, costs, and current delivery times for your order will be displayed at checkout. We as UK Kenya shipping offer standard home delivery :

We as UK Kenya shipping will deliver your package within 2 to 3 working days, excluding customs clearance times. In high season, delivery may take a little longer. Please note that UK Kenya shipping is responsible for the additional time while your package is held at customs.

For other delivery options, please get in touch with your local UK-Kenya shipping.

Your order will be shipped from our UK warehouse.

How do I track my parcel?

Once we have started packing your order, we as UK Kenya shipping will send you a dispatch confirmation email with the delivery information and the link to track your order online. Please note that tracking information may take a few days to upload. You can also track your order in “MY ORDERS” when you log into My Account.

Online purchases outside the place of residence

If you purchase from a different location than where you would like your items delivered, you can always change this at the top of the webpage where it says ‘INTERNATIONAL’. Please note that all prices, lead times, and delivery costs are adjusted according to the market you would like your items to be shipped to.

Undeliverable parcels

If a parcel cannot be delivered under the chosen option, it will automatically be returned to COS. For more information about your package, please get in touch with UK Kenya shipping.

Import taxes, local taxes, and customs duties

What is the import tax in Kenya?

Please note that prices on cos.com do not include local sales tax or VAT. It will be indicated at checkout if you have to pay local taxes. If your order value exceeds the free limit in your market, you may incur additional charges for import taxes and customs duties upon delivery. COS does not reimburse these costs. You can contact your local customs office for more information.

How to pay these taxes?

After the package enters the destination market, customs will hold it for customs clearance. Meanwhile, the current authority will calculate the import duties and tax charges (if any). Our UK Kenya shipping will partner to contact you as soon as your order reaches your local customs and let you know how much you need to pay before your order can clear customs.

Bank fees

Please note that your bank may be charged additional fees for cross-border payments. COS does not reimburse these costs.

You can contact your bank for more information.

What import duties/taxes do I have to pay?

When buying goods outside the EU, you must pay import duties and taxes at UK customs to bring your interests into the country.

(To make sure you understand everything there is to know about businesses and what could be why your goods are being held up – costing you extra money! – we’ve also put together a Guide to UK Customs which we recommend you read).

shipments are subject to UK import duties, and VAT are the two most significant costs you must understand before importing from overseas.

UK Duty

The amount of UK duty you have to pay depends on the declared value of the goods and the type of product you are importing. Each product receives a different import duty percentage.

To find out what percentage you should pay for your product, ask us, and we as UK Kenya shipping will try to find the most appropriate grade for your products or use the online rate at www.gov.uk/trade-rate (here are our -rate recommendations). Installments).

VAT import

What is import VAT in Kenya?

When a shipping quote says ‘plus UK VAT and duty’, don’t think the VAT is on the shipping costs; it is the VAT on taxable imports;

• If you buy goods from outside the EU, you don’t pay VAT to the supplier, but that doesn’t mean you don’t have to pay it.

• Taxable imports on which VAT is payable are the amount you pay for your goods, delivery charges, and UK duties.

• You essentially pay VAT on everything it costs to buy the goods and put them on the market in the UK.

• Estimator of duties and VAT

For questions like

How much is the import VAT? 

We as UK Kenya shipping have simplified the calculations to make estimating the UK VAT and customs duties you’ll need to pay easier, and we’ve given you an example to work with. HMRC use a figure called “VAT Value Adjustment”, which doesn’t work from the total shipping estimate (which also affects UK duties).

Still, for a reasonable estimate, you can follow this example or use our calculator:

If you pay your supplier  (let’s call it ) for your goods, the UK rate of duty for those particular goods is 3.5%, and the shipping as estimated, then:

UK Tax = 3.5% of £2,300 

VAT = 20% of (UK Duties + Delivery Cost  + Cost of Goods ) 

(Therefore, the total duty and tax you pay on importing these goods is  for UK duties and  for VAT) plus for a delivery charge.

Estimated UK Tax & VAT

 How to pay taxes and VAT? 

If you need to learn how to pay the duty and VAT you owe HMRC on your imports, don’t worry – it’s easy. Regardless of how you import your goods, the customs clearance company will most likely contact you to confirm how much you owe and how you should pay it.

When you import with UK Kenya shipping, we declare your goods to customs and pay customs duties and UK VAT on your behalf to clear your shipment through customs. We have the correct figures for UK customs duties and VAT and pass them on to the freight invoice.

Then you pay the import duties and VAT with the shipment by bank transfer – all in one go before delivery! This installation is included as part of the service (most companies charge an additional fee). It is the same when importing samples or small shipments by post or courier. Since you have probably paid the shipping costs in advance, you only have to pay the import duties and VAT.

The company, whether it’s for the UK Kenya shipping, Royal Mail, Parcelforce, FedEx, etc., will contact you to advise on how to pay duties and VAT for your shipment. They usually wait about three weeks for the charges to be paid, after which they can return the goods to the sender.

• Import duties and VAT on product samples

There is no definitive answer to this, as it depends on several factors. Usually, there are import charges when importing goods from the United Kingdom, but there are some cases where import duty and VAT exemption are granted. Exemption from tax and VAT can be granted on a sample of a product if:

• Once imported, they can only be used as sample products

• Are of negligible value.

• Intended to win orders for the commercial product they represent (i.e. are not fully functional)

Customs can change their exact figures, but at the time of writing, goods with a commercial value (goods value + postage + import duty + insurance) over which are subject to VAT. There is a higher threshold for UK duty, and goods with a market value over are also subject to UK duty. The exact figures can be found here on the HMRC website.

It’s difficult to tell the customs that the goods are a sample. Customs impose requirements on importers for “product samples” and can seize goods if these are not met.

The requirements for importing a product from a foreign country for sampling purposes are to do one or more of the following:

• Have the product torn, punctured, cut, or made illegible by your supplier

• Make sure the product is permanently marked

What items are exempt from import duty in Kenya?

• Products that can be used other than samples

• Products intended for consumption

If the customs authorities exempt the product from excise duty because it is considered a sample, they also exempt the product from VAT.

• “Import VAT” in demystifying detail

VAT on imports from outside the EU is not only levied on the purchase cost of the goods. You pay VAT on all UK purchase and delivery costs.

When you buy products from UK Kenya shipping which is outside the EU, your supplier will not charge you VAT.

 Before you jump for joy, this isn’t the escape you’ve been waiting for. Get one on HMRC! If you have to pay VAT when you buy the same goods in the UK, you also have to pay it when you import, but it’s a little more complicated.

HMRC seeks to make VAT a level playing field for all. If you buy a taxable product from the shop at the end of your street, you must pay VAT on the sale price. However, this price includes all costs to get this product on the shelf. Therefore, import VAT is more complex than paying VAT on the price from your overseas supplier.

The detailed explanation

The calculation of the VAT payable considers the shipping costs for bringing the goods to the EU border (only part of the shipping estimate). It is then added to a VAT value adjustment figure which depends on the shipment size. It is presumably an average of the UK costs to clear goods through customs and bring them into the EU.

UK Kenya shipping has Less than one container load (LCL) shipment that have a minimum VAT value adjustment figure, Full Container Load (FCL) shipments have a VAT value adjustment figure, and Air shipments have a minimum.

 And relax; this is the hardest part!

What are the VAT rules in the EU?

Goods transported within the EU are not subject to VAT like on an internet marketplace. HMRC has more information on VAT within the EU, but the only VAT, a shipping company like UK Kenya shipping charges when importing goods from the UK to Kenya, is the VAT on the transport itself.

You will still need to pay VAT as described above, but you can reclaim the VAT paid when importing goods (for your business) into the UK. You can do this via your regular VAT return under the standard rules.

When your EORI number is viewed by UK customs, if attached to your VAT number, they will assume that HMRC will usually send you a certificate as proof that you have paid the import VAT. C79 certificates are issued automatically (not by mail) and must be received around the 24th of the month following enrollment.

HMRC, we as UK Kenya shipping will send the certificate to the address registered with your VAT number.

You can contact HMRC for a replacement form if you have lost or have yet to receive a C79 form from an importer. HMRC has kept track of all C79 forms for the past six years. Typically, it takes about 2-3 weeks for a replacement to be processed.

For further information, don’t hesitate to contact the Microfilm Section of the VAT Central Unit (HMRC).

 You can find more information on import VAT here. HMRC subdivides the “EU” into the EU VAT (tax) area, which differs from the EU customs area. The countries and territories that form the EU VAT area are listed here.

 • Tariff codes

When you import goods into the UK from the UK or anywhere else outside the EU, you will need a tariff code to declare the interests to UK customs.

Customs Tariff Classification codes (HS, commodity, or TARIC codes) describe and assign import duties to each processed product. As an importer, you are responsible for using the correct fare code. Customs could be more friendly to importers who bring goods into the country without paying exactly what they owe; mistakes can lead to fines and delays.

If you have the correct commodity code for your merchandise, you know the following:

• The correct tax and VAT values for your product

• If you can apply for a preferential rate on imports from specific countries (using the Generalized System of Preferences (GSP))

• If you need an import permit (for plants/animals/dangerous products, etc.)

• Whether anti-dumping duties apply (when goods are exported below the documented value)

 Do you want to know how much UK duty you must pay when importing your goods? Use the following UK Duty Tariff guide to find the duty rate and our calculator to get the numbers.

What is the tax credit?

The fee you have to pay depends on the type of goods and the country they should come from. You can see the amount of discount you could or should get if you import certain products here on the EU website:

If you need help identifying your fare code, use our guide or send us a message describing your goods to www.ukkenyashipping.co.uk

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How does it work?

If your shipment is eligible for UK reduced tax rate under the SAP system, you must request a Form A (Certificate of Origin) form from your supplier. The certificate must be stamped and signed by a specified government agency in the country of export to prove its validity.

It Allows you to declare goods eligible for the GSP procedure. Countries can be added or removed from the calendar without warning, as the World Bank considers them large enough to fit on top of them, so it’s best to stay on top of them. Here is the link to HMRC’s SAP page.

UK Kenya shipping customs clearance and corporate supply chains

Seaports play an immeasurable role in advancing international trade. They have been the expected route for transporting goods and services from one continent to another and linking transportation from one mode of transport to another.

The study aimed to evaluate the effect of UK Kenya shipping customs clearance based on information technology (IT) at UK seaports on business and industrial supply chains.

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