Importers & traders to acquire ISM before shipping containers
Importers will be required to obtain the Kenya Bureau of Standards (KEBS) security seal, Import Standardisation Mark (ISM), before shipping containers into the country a move that is channelled to curb revenue leakage. All full-load containers that are subject to inspection and testing under the pre-arrival cargo processing system will require the tamper-proof seal from September 1st 2016.
The Pre-export Verification of Conformity (PVoC) to standards scheme requires all sea and air carriers to ensure that their cargo is inspected and certified by appointed agents in the source markets.
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