HOW TO IMPORT CARS TO KENYA AFTER 1st OF JULY 2022.
The Kenya Bureau of Standards issued a statement stating:”KEBS wishes to inform all stakeholders and the general public that effective on July 1st 2022,all used passenger minibuses,midibuses,large buses,single and bi articulated buses business and double decker buses shall not be allowed for importation into the country.”said Kebs in a statement
.This second edition KS 1515 2019 cancels and replaces the first edition(KS 1515:2000).The code of practice mainly specifies the general,safety & environmental requirements of road vehicles inspection schedule for road vehicles.
However used passeger micro buses of up to 7 metres overall length shall continue to be imported,but strictly under the country’s 8yr rule.
KEBS further detailed that the vehicles must meet the Euro4 emissions standard that are intended to curb the emission of nitrogen(iv)oxide into the environment,with potential buyers adviced to seek clarification.The non-compliant Euro 4 vehicle shipped on board before 1st July of 2022 will be allowed into the country.All new vehicles shipped on board after 1st July 2022 should comply with the stated requirements.Industry players in the used car importation sector say the move will affect the business especially given the short notice that comes with the directive.
.The Euro 4 emission limits for petrol engines include: 1)CO-1.0g/km
The Euro 4 emissions for diesel engines include:1)CO-1.0g/km
The Euro 4 emission standard will also affect locally assembled cars,completely Knock-down kits are also expected the above requirements on the Euro 4 emission standards.The document provided for clearance of the CKD kits is provided before importation and not after assembly of the vehicle.
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