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An import permit is only issued to the applicant if he/she obtains a no objection certificate from the veterinary department (which is the final authority on animal diseases) of the country of origin stating that the milk to be exported is fit and that it meets the health requirements of Kenya.
The certificate of no objection (veterinary approval) is a pre-requisite document and should be obtained before making the milk dairy produce importation permit application.
Apply in Person
The first step is to obtain a certificate of no objection from the veterinary department stating that the dairy produce to be imported is fit and that it meets the health requirements of the receiving country.
The next step is to contact the nearest Kenya Dairy Board office to make the application for a Dairy Produce Importation Permit. A list of KDB Office branches can be downloaded through this link.
Here you will be given an application form to fill and submit.
For imports you will be given an Application to Import Milk and Milk Products – Form 1 to fill and submit.
You will be asked to pay an application fee of Ksh 600 and submit the required documents. These include;
(i) Identity card/ Passport
(ii) PIN Certificate/ VAT Certificate
(iii)Bill of Lading/Air Waybill, (for imports)
(iv) Import Declaration Form (IDF) (for imports)
(v) No objection certificate from the veterinary department
The Kenya Dairy Board will then issue you with a clearance certificate at the port of entry or discharge if you have met all the required requirements.
This will be after you have paid the requisite Import Permit fees of Ksh 1,000.
After making the payment you will be issued with an Import Permit For Dairy Produce – Form 3. This takes a processing period of 3 days.
This permit is valid 90 days and is viable for one consignment only
After importing the dairy produce you are required to deliver to the Kenya Dairy Board within seven days ,a statement in writing giving information and particulars in relation to—
(i) the quantities of imported dairy produce held in stock, stating whether the dairy produce is held in bond or otherwise, and the date or dates of such importation;
(ii) the quantities of the daily produce for which import orders have been placed, the anticipated date or dates of arrival in Kenya and the source of supply;
(iii) the intended destination of imported dairy produce and the names and addresses of the intended distributors, wholesalers or retailers
Non-compliance of permit rules and regulations can lead to suspension of permit and revocation of future applications.
Identity card/ Passport
PIN Certificate/ VAT Certificate
Bill of Lading/Air Waybill,
Import Declaration Form (IDF)
Medically certificate for milk handling personnel
No objection certificate from the veterinary department
Office Locations & Contacts
Kenya Dairy Board Head Office
Social Security House, Block A, Eastern Wing, 10th Floor,
Bishop Road, Nairobi Kenya.
P.O Box 30406-00100 Nairobi.
Mobile: 0722573432 / 0733521438
Web: Kenya Dairy Board Website http://www.kdb.go.ke/
Kenya Dairy Board Licensing Portal http://portal.kdb.co.ke/
Persons intending to import dairy produce into Kenya are eligible to make the application.
Permit fees Ksh 1,000 (per consignment)
Application fees Ksh 600
This permit is valid 90 days and for one consignment only
Documents to Use
Application documents are available at the Kenya Dairy Board Offices.
A sample of the application documents can be viewed through those link Application documents Page 75-77
The processing tie is 7 days.
Kenya - Obtaining Dairy (Milk, Cream, Butter, Ghee, Cheese) Products Import Permit
Obtain no objection certificate from veterinary department
Contact the nearest KDB office to provide the relevant details and documentations
Fill application form and pay requisite fees (application fees then permit fees)
Permits is processed and issued
Operating within the conditions of issuance of the permit (Non-compliance can lead to suspension of permit)
Name of applicant (importer)
PIN Number /VAT Number
Physical and Postal address
Dairy Product ( Type, Quantity)
Country of Origin/ Destination
Date of manufacture/expiry
Point of entry (for imports)
Landing date (for imports)
Purpose of importation
Route of Import
Reason for application
Need for the Document
The Dairy Produce Importation Permit allows one to import dairy produce from other countries into Kenya.
The permit is important in the regulation of the dairy industry. It facilitates regular inspection to ensure compliance to milk quality and safety requirements.
In Kenya no person is allowed import dairy produce without a permit issued by the Kenya Dairy Board.
Information which might help
A permit is required for each consignment imported.
An import permit will not be issued unless the applicant obtains a no objection certificate from the veterinary department (which is the final authority on animal diseases).
An importer, having met all the necessary requirements, shall be issued with a clearance certificate by the Board, at the port of entry or port of discharge
Dairy Industry Act http://extwprlegs1.fao.org/docs/pdf/ken63519.pdf
Service Charter http://www.kdb.go.ke/service-charter/
Kenya Dairy Board Branch Network http://www.kdb.go.ke/branch-networks/
Import conditions for milk and milk products http://www.kilimo.go.ke/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/Import-conditions-for-milk-and-milk-products.pdf
Any person who imports dairy produce is supposed to deliver to the Kenya Dairy Board within seven days of a written notice issued by the Board, a statement in writing giving information and particulars in relation to—
(a) the quantities of imported dairy produce held in stock previous to the notice or any other period as may be required by the Board, stating whether the dairy produce is held in bond or otherwise, and the date or dates of such importation;
(b) the quantities of the daily produce for which import orders have been placed, the anticipated date or dates of arrival in Kenya and the source of supply;
(c) the intended destination of imported dairy produce and the names and addresses of the intended distributors, wholesalers or retailers
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