In Kenya, the cost of exporting fresh and dry produces have dropped 62 per cent on reduced administrative cost through harmonization of export trade procedures. The Kenya Trade Network Agency (KenTrade) and the National Trade Facilitation Committee (NTFC) have made it easy for export application of coffee, tea, flowers, beans, peas, avocados, nuts and oil crops products and more.
KenTrade Acting Chief Executive Officer David Ngarama said the simplification of KEPHIS’ registration procedure has reduced administrative burden costs considerably. KEPHIS is a regulatory and permit issuing state agency, which processes export clearance through the National Electronic Single Window System, the trade facilitation portal managed by KenTrade.
Lowering of administrative cost follows series of simplification workshops held by the National Trade Facilitation Committee and KenTrade with an aim to reduce export procedures on coffee, tea, flowers, beans and other exportable products.