The process of acquisition involves application, assessment, and consistent compliance of the products to relevant Kenya standards or approved specification
To get the mark, manufacturers are required to;
Upon receipt of the above KEBS shall appoint at least two assessors, one being an expert in the product(s) under application, to carry out factory assessment with a view to establishing the following;
- Record of Compliance with the relevant standard- at least three test results for the last one year in operation.
- Evidence of existence of a scheme of surveillance and control of the production system.
- Evidence of control of:
- Incoming raw materials
- In process control
- Final product
- Quality and testing records
- Existence of in-house Laboratory
- Plant house keeping / Hygiene
- Environmental consideration
- Product labeling
Based on the recommendation of the assessors, KEBS shall consider the application for grant of a D-Mark permit.
ENFORCEMENT AND MONITORING (SURVEILLANCE)
During the permit validity, KEBS shall carry out regular surveillance inspections in the factory and/ or market outlets to ensure that the permit holder complies with the specified quality requirements.
CERTIFICATION FEE SCHEDULE
The Permit fees payable at the time of application are as follows;
- Local Firms: Kshs. 165,000 + VAT per product per brand
- Foreign Firms: Kshs. 600,000 or USD 7,500 (whichever is higher) per product per brand for foreign firms.
In addition to the above permit fee, foreign firms are also required to pay assessment fee of Ksh. 16,000 per day per assessor, assessor’s subsistence allowances and return air tickets (which varies depending on the assessment location/ country).