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Regulations and compliance requirements can pose challenges to companies who are looking to export their new products in Kenya. Most products entering the Kenyan markets must meet the requirements of the country. The local laws and product regulations are generally put in place to provide assurance that the products and services are safe, of good quality and fit for consumers’ needs.

Ensure that your products successfully meet Kenyan standards by working with a market leader, TÜV SÜD. TÜV SÜD fully understands the local requirements and procedures applicable in Kenya. You can rely on our expertise and knowledge to help you access Kenyan markets efficiently while at the same time, be assured of our objectivity, integrity and professionalism.

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  • Electrical Safety

    REGULATORY AGENCY

    Kenya Bureau of Standards (KEBS)

    REGULATIONS

    • PVOC Program is a conformity assessment program applied to products at the respective exporting countries, to ensure their compliance with the applicable Kenyan Technical Regulations and Mandatory Standards or approved specifications. 

    • PVOC program was started on 29th September 2005 by KEBS, through the publication of Legal Notice No. 78 of 15th July, 2005 by the Minister for Trade and Industry.

    • Certification routes for general goods:
    1. Route A (Consignment inspection and testing) 
    2. Route B (Product registration) 

    3. Route C (Product licensing) 

    4. Route D (Consolidated cargo imports)

    GUIDELINES

    • Importers or exporters submit the application together with the initial set of supporting documents. 
    • PVOC Agents review the documents and arrange the inspection. 
    • COC issues if with the successful review of the various reports and other supporting documents.

    APPLICABLE PRODUCT CATEGORIES

    Regulated products include all consumer products arriving in Kenya, whether imported or produced locally. For the complete list of approved regulations please check the KEBS website.

    OUR SERVICES AT A GLANCE

    TÜV SÜD has the experience and capability to support manufacturers in attaining compliance with Kenya requirements and obtaining the necessary approval.

  • Energy Efficiency

    REGULATORY AGENCY

    Energy & Petroleum Regulatory Authority (EPRA)

    REGULATIONS

    • In 2013, the Energy and Petroleum Regulatory Authority initiated the Standard and Labelling (S&L) program for equipment and appliances.

    • The Kenyan Standards and Labelling program covers refrigerators, air-conditioners, motors and lightings which are mandatory under the Standards and Labelling scheme.

    • The Energy Label is required to affix on the appliance.

    GUIDELINES

    • Testing in accredited laboratory as per the applicable Kenyan Standard. 
    • The manufacturer/importer applies for registration in EPRA. 
    • The Energy Labels will be issued if appliances meet the MEPS.

    APPLICABLE PRODUCT CATEGORIES

    • Ballasts for fluorescent lamps 
    • Double capped fluorescent lamps 
    • Non-ducted air conditioners
    • Refrigerating appliances 
    • Self-ballasted lamps
    • Three-phase case induction motor

    To determine if a particular product is subject to the above regulations, please contact us.

    OUR SERVICES AT A GLANCE

    TÜV SÜD has the experience and capability to support manufacturers in attaining compliance with the national requirements and obtaining the necessary approval

  • Wireless

    REGULATORY AGENCY

    Communications Authority of Kenya (CA)

    REGULATIONS

    The Communications Authority of Kenya (CA) has within its remit the responsibility of type approving and accepting all telecommunications equipment intended to work within the public telecommunications networks in the country. CA is also responsible for type approving or accepting radio communication equipment intended for use in Kenya.

    GUIDELINES

    • Submit the application for Type Approval, together with the required documentations. 
    • If the equipment is found to comply with the mandatory standards and specifications in all respects, the Type Approval shall be granted to the applicant.

    APPLICABLE PRODUCT CATEGORIES

    All communications equipment intended to send, process or receive information within the public telecommunications network is subject to type approval by the Authority.

    To determine if a particular product is subject to the above regulations, please contact us.

    OUR SERVICES AT A GLANCE

    TÜV SÜD has the experience and capability to support manufacturers in attaining compliance with the national requirements and obtaining the necessary approval. TÜV SÜD can also perform required testing to applicable standards.

 

WHY CHOOSE TÜV SÜD

TÜV SÜD has the expertise and laboratory infrastructure to support manufacturers in obtaining the necessary approvals and compliance in accordance to the Kenya's standards and requirements. TÜV SÜD test reports are widely accepted and recognised by authorities internationally. Our test reports are also accepted for safety and telecom approval.

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