Kenya Ports Authority wishes to notify our esteemed customers that following Government reforms under ease of doing business geared towards addressing bottlenecks of doing business in the Country and reducing costs to importers and exporters, verification surcharge that is currently applied on containers targeted for verification by Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA) shall be as follows:
- Containers that are subjected to verification and found to be compliant or no penalty by KRA is raised shall not be charged verification fees.
- Containers that are subjected to verification and found to be non-compliant or misdeclared shall be charged full verification fees of USD 80 and USD 120 for 20ft and 40ft containers, respectively, in addition to this, a penalty fee on misdeclaration as per the prevailing tariff shall be imposed.
- No charges will be applied to containers targeted for sight and release.
This notice is effective from 25th April 2021, and does not affect transit bound containers.