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Seed Import

Plant Import & Quarantine Regulatory System (PIQRS).

The Plant Import and Quarantine Regulatory System (PIQRS) is a Business to Government and Government to business web based system designed to enhance efficiency in plant import regulation. PIQRS forms an integral part of overall KEPHIS regulatory activities which ensure that imported Plants, Plant Products and regulated articles entering into the country pose minimal Phytosanitary risk and environmental impact. Anyone intending to bring plants, plant products and regulated articles into Kenya MUST obtain a Plant Import Permit (PIP) from KEPHIS prior to shipment of such plants from the origin regardless of whether they are for commercial purpose, duty free, gifts, experimental or research purposes.


Kenya Plant Health Inspectorate Service (KEPHIS) is the Government Parastatal whose responsibility is to assure the quality of agricultural inputs and produce to prevent adverse impact on the economy, the environment and human health.