Complaint number
NTB Type
7.4. Costly procedures  
Kenya is facing challenges with the delays in verification of perishable goods namely industrial gases and milk products. Industrial gases are exported in liquid state but they very quickly evaporate into gas if the export trucks are left out in the open sun for more than 48 hours. Also, milk is a sensitive product which if not preserved in conducive environment it will get spoiled therefore, should be treated as perishable products under special clearance.
Status note
During SCTIFI meeting held on 16 November 2018, Tanzania reported that since the commencement of the SCT, goods are not verified at the border and hence there are no more delays. NTB was therefore resolved  
Progress update note
1. During the Bilateral meeting that took place in Janary, 2018 Tanzania reported that the situation has improved as inspections are being done at the exporter’s premises and has incorporated officers from KRA. Kenya commended the action taken by Tanzania to improve the situation and reduce the delays. The meeting therefore encouraged Tanzania to maintain the momentum of eliminating the delays.

2. During the September, 2017 Bilateral meeting TBS reported that the inspection process at ICDs rarely takes more than 10min due to the fact that Officers are not able to inspect 100% of many items because KPA has not yet given TRA a yard where stripping of goods can be done, so their directive (as well as the then KRA station manager was that for trucks which come to ICS no stripping will be done only, sighting.  
Policy or regulatory NTB
Tanzania: Namanga (Border post)  
Reporting Country or Region
Date of incident
Date of resolution
Product Description
Total value
Date reported
2017-08-03 08:43  
2018-11-20 09:11