State lift Mitumba importation ban, publishes new guidelines through KEBS


The state through KEBS lifts the mitumba importation ban but published new protocols allowing traders to make new orders for the used textiles and shoes.


The Kenya Bureau of Standards (KEBS) beside the Ministry of Trade has published new guidelines to be followed by Mitumba traders.

The government stopped mitumba importation on April contain the spread of Coronavirus.

Mitumba traders across the country will now be able to proceed with their businesses following the new guiding principles come into play.

All used textiles and shoes intended for importation into the country shall be subjected to physical examination and certification under Pre-export Verification of Conformity to Standards (PVoC) requirements.

Suppliers of mitumba shall be required to alert PVoC service providers contracted by KEBS on the intention to import and shall dispatch all orders through designated ports of entry including the Kilindini Port and the Inland Container Depot Nairobi (ICDN).

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