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Are you looking for international shipping services from China to Kenya?

JIKE Logistics offers a diverse range of services tailored to meet your specific requirements when it comes to shipping to Kenya. Whether it's air or sea freight, our team is committed to providing you with the best and most cost-effective transportation solutions from China to Kenya.

This guide aims to provide you with comprehensive information to ensure a smooth process for your goods from China to Kenya, navigating through various aspects. Let's delve into the key details related to shipping to Kenya, including modes of transportation, customs duties, taxes, timeframes, and more, ensuring the efficient and timely arrival of your goods.

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Departure City Weight Range Destination Airport Price per Kilogram (USD) Estimated Transit Time (Days)
Guangzhou (CAN) 100KGS-299KGS Rate NBO (Nairobi) 4.72 1-day direct flight by CZ airlines
Guangzhou (CAN) 300KGS-1000KGS Rate NBO (Nairobi)


1-day direct flight by CZ airlines
Guangzhou (CAN) Over 1000KGS NBO (Nairobi) 2.68 1-day direct flight by CZ airlines
Shenzhen (SZX) 100KGS-299KGS Rate NBO (Nairobi) 5.28 2-4 days by TK airlines
Shenzhen (SZX) 300KGS-499KGS Rate NBO (Nairobi) 4.01 2-4 days by TK airlines
Shenzhen (SZX) 500KGS-1000KGS+ Rate NBO (Nairobi) 4.44 2-4 days by TK airlines
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Sea Freight from China to Kenya

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Departure Port Destination Port LCL Cost of Shipping 20ft Container from China to Kenya Cost of Shipping 40ft Container from China to Kenya Estimated Transit Time
Ningbo Nairobi $170 per cubic meter $2550 $3050 22 days
Mombasa $10 per cubic meter $2200 $3000 20 days
Shanghai Mombasa $210 per cubic meter $2150 $3300 25 days
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Courier Services in shipping to Kenya

Shipping Method Reference Cost for 100kgs+ Reference Timeframe
UPS $8.5/KG 3-5 business days
Mainland China FedEx $5.95/KG 4-7 business days

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If you are looking for reliable door-to-door transport from China to Kenya, JIKE Logistics can assist.

We offer efficient and cost-effective transportation solutions, saving you time and money for shipping to Kenya.

Our expert team handles every aspect of freight, from sea freight to air freight, from picking up goods in China to delivering them to the destination address in Kenya. Truly providing a one-stop transportation solution.

We offer competitive door-to-door transportation prices from China to Kenya, depending on factors such as the weight and volume of your goods, the mode of transportation, and any additional services required (such as insurance and customs clearance).

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Kenya Customs Clearance Procedures

Local Goods Customs Clearance Process in Kenya

(1) Preliminary Document Preparation:

  • Initial application for IDF (Import Declaration Form) documents.

  • Advance completion of PVOC (Pre-Export Verification of Conformity) files.

  • Ensuring compliance with the manifest and invoices.

Risk Points:

Difficulty in modifying IDF documents, requiring accurate information.

PVOC documents must be issued before the ship departs.

Clear description of product names and correct classification of HS codes.

Confirmation of the declared value in advance.

(2) Mid-Term Customs Clearance Operations:

  • Issuance of the manifest.

  • Registration of the entry.

  • Payment of taxes and fees.

  • On-site inspection and valuation.

Consistency of weight/quantity with the manifest and invoice.

Proper use of HS codes and accurate classification of product names.

Payment is due within 7 days after the issuance of the entry.

Correct classification of product names and HS codes.

Confirmation of the declared value.

(3) Late-Term Release and Loading:

  • Arrangement of vehicles.

  • Tracking of goods.

Suitable arrangement of vehicles.

Real-time dynamic reporting.

Differences in Customs Clearance for Local Goods in Mombasa and Nairobi ICD, Kenya

Differentiation/Clearance Locations Nairobi ICD Customs Clearance Mombasa Port Customs Clearance Mombasa Yard Customs Clearance
Rules for Container Customs The consignee's address/project execution site is beyond Nairobi to Nairobi Inland. Consignee's Address/Project Execution Site: Mombasa and Surrounding Areas Consignee's address/project execution site: Mombasa and surrounding areas
Application Method KPA (Kenya Ports Authority) mandates the arrangement to ICD (Inland Container Depot). Customs clearance at the port arranged by KPA Yard clearance jointly nominated by the clearing company and consignee
Mode of Transportation Mandatory transfer from the port to Nairobi ICD through the SGR (Standard Gauge Railway). Nomination by KPA to private yards Transportation to respective yards is handled by the nominated yard
Customs Clearance Locations Nairobi ICD. Mombasa Port/Private Yards Private yard
Fee Standards KPA standard + railway transportation standard fees. KPA Standards Cooperative rates for private yards (included in the cost sheet provided by our company)
Free Storage Period 4 days 4 days 30-45 days (negotiable)

Kenya Transportation Plan and Cost Composition for Shipping to Kenya

Transportation Plan: Combined Railway and Road Transportation Plan (KPA compulsory nomination to Nairobi ICD, 4 days free stacking, 95% probability) A. IDF Fee B. Bill of Lading Fee C. KPA Nomination to Nairobi ICD Fee D. Mombasa Agency Fee E. Mombasa Railway Freight to Nairobi F. Our company delivers to the destination and then returns the empty container to Mombasa (based on the customer's actual destination)

Shipping to Kenya Customs Clearance Documents

  1. IDF Import Declaration Form

  2. MCI Marine Cargo Insurance

  3. COC Certificate of Conformity

  4. COMMERCIAL INVOICE Commercial Invoice (3 original copies)

  5. PACKING LIST (3 original copies)

  6. BILL OF LADING/TELEX RELEASE Bill of Lading (3 original copies)/Telex Release

  7. PIN Copy - Personal Identification Number

  8. Exemption Letter (for tax-exempt goods)

  9. Authorization Letter for Customs Clearance

COC Processing Procedure

KEBS (The Kenya Bureau of Standards) implemented the Pre-Export Verification of Conformity (PVoC) program on 2005. Products in the PVoC catalog must obtain a Certificate of Conformity (CoC) before shipment, which is provided to Kenyan customs upon arrival. Failure to do so may result in inspection and fines, as determined by KEBS.

  1. Application for IDF (Import Declaration Form) by the Kenyan importer (our company can apply on behalf).
  2. Submission of completed batch certificate application form, final commercial invoice, packing list, test report (CNAS laboratory report required), and copy of IDF.
  3. Document review by our company.
  4. Confirmation of the quote and issuance of a financial invoice (arrange for inspection and supervision).
  5. Inspection agency review.
  6. Issuance of batch certificate.

Shipping to Kenya Import Taxes and Fees

(1) Duty: Depending on the nature of the goods

(2) VAT (Value Added Tax): 16%

(3) Railway Development Levy (RDL): 1.5% of CIF Value

(4) Import Declaration Form (IDF): 2.25% of CIF Value

(5) Mess Levy (Merchant Shipping Levy): 0.02% of CIF Value

(6) Certificate of Conformity (COC): 0.7% CIF Value (paid by the domestic shipper, COC fee ranges from USD 300 to USD 3000 per ticket)

(7) Marine Cargo Insurance (MCI): Depending on the nature of the goods, usually between 0.25% to 0.4%.

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Learn About JIKE Logistics

If you are looking for freight services to transport goods from China to Kenya, JIKE Logistics can meet your needs.

We offer a range of container types and transportation routes to accommodate your requirements for shipping to Kenya. Whether you need reliable door-to-door transport from China to Kenya, JIKE Logistics can assist. We ensure your needs are met and your goods arrive safely and on time.

JIKE Logistics quotes for standard containers (20ft and 40ft), refrigerated containers, open-top containers, and flatbed containers to accommodate different sizes and types of cargo. Whatever your transportation needs, we have a container type to suit.

Our transportation routes include direct and transshipment options, depending on the size and urgency of your cargo.

Direct transportation is the fastest and most efficient option for urgent shipments, while transshipment involves transporting goods from China to another port, such as Dubai or Singapore, before shipping to Kenya. Both depend on the carrier's schedule.


What is the shipping cost from China to Kenya?

From Less-than-truckload cost
Sea DDP China $190 per cubic meter
Air DDP China $3.50 to $6.00 per
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How long does it take for a ship to travel from China to Kenya?

Between 20 to 28 days.

Goods shipped from China to Kenya typically take 20 to 28 days, with the duration varying based on the unloading and destination ports. However, you can expect to receive your cargo within 4 weeks. Weather, ship speed, and port congestion can also impact the shipping time.

Which freight companies facilitate shipping to Kenya from China?

JIKE Logistics offers fast and reliable transportation options for shipping to Kenya from China. They handle the entire shipping process, including customs clearance, and provide door-to-door delivery service.

What is the cheapest method to ship from China to Kenya?

International Express (also known as courier shipping) is often more reliable and faster than regular postal mail, whether it's through DHL, UPS, or TNT. For parcels or small items weighing less than 150 kilograms, express shipping is usually the cheapest, costing around $6 per kilogram.

How much does it cost to ship 1 kilogram by air from China?

Airfreight costs are typically calculated based on the weight and volume of the goods. The airfreight cost from China to Kenya may range from $4 to $8 per kilogram. However, prices may fluctuate based on factors such as fuel prices, demand, and specific routes.

What does Kenya import from China?

Kenya primarily imports televisions, large construction vehicles, clothing, and steel products from China, often referred to as the world's factory. Local manufacturers also condemn the influx of counterfeit products, which are not taxed.

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