The implementation of the WTO Trade Facilitation Agreement is expected to considerably reduce border-crossing costs.
Regional trade agreements
Thanks to Kenya’s membership to the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA) and East African Community (EAC), importing goods from these economic blocs is free of taxes.
Reduced taxation of imports from the European Union (EU)
Kenya has already liberalized more than sixty percent of imported products (raw materials and capital goods) from the EU. The implementation of the new Economic Partnership Agreement between the EU and the EAC will continue to reduce tariffs.
To go further
To discover the customs tariff applicable to imports, you can use the MacMap tool.
To get further information on applicable rules of origin, click here