KEBS Used Motor Vehicles Importers Notice

NOTICE TO IMPORTERS OF USED /SECOND HAND ROAD VEHICLES

Pursuant to the provision of KS 1515:2000 – Kenya Standard Code of Practice for Inspection of Road Vehicles and Legal Notice No. 127 of 19th June, 2018; Verification of Conformity to Kenya Standards of Imports Order, we wish to notify all importers of used/second hand motor vehicles including returning residents, diplomatic staff and the general public that in observance of clause 2.5 of KS 1515:2000 on the 8 (eight) year requirement in the standard, only Right Hand Drive (RHD) motor vehicles whose Year of First Registration is from 1st January 2012 and later shall be allowed into the country as from 1st January, 2019.

Vehicles that are exported to Kenya shall be expected to comply with KS 1515:2000 – Kenya Code of Practice for Inspection of Road Vehicles while vehicles from countries where KEBS has an inspection Agency (Japan, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, Thailand and South Africa) shall be expected to be accompanied with a Certificate of Roadworthiness (CoR) issued by the Agency appointed by KEBS.

It is further clarified that Certificates of Roadworthiness for vehicles whose year of first registration is 2011 shall not be valid after 31st December, 2018.

All vehicles issued with such Certificates of Roadworthiness must have arrived at the Port of Destination/Entry points by 31st December, 2018. Any vehicle whose year of first registration is 2011 arriving after that date will be deemed not complying with KS 1515:2000 and shall be rejected at the importer’s expense.

Importers are therefore advised to take necessary measures and comply with the requirements to avoid rejection of their vehicles after 31st December, 2018.

For further clarification, please contact KEBS on telephone +254 20 6948 000 or e-mail: inspections@kebs.org.

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