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African Trade Insurance Agency

africa trade insurance agency logoATI is Africa’s export credit agency. We provide political risk and trade credit risk insurance products with the objective of reducing the business risk and cost of doing business in Africa. Our main goal is to help increase investments into our African member countries and two-way trade flows between Africa and the world. We facilitate exports, foreign direct investment into and trade flows within the continent.
ATI was launched in 2001 with the financial and technical support of the World Bank and the backing of seven African countries. The African Development Bank recently joined as shareholder and partner by funding countries to join ATI.

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Anti-Counterfeiting Agency (ACA)

Anti-Counterfeit AgencyThe Anti-Counterfeit Agency was established under the Anti-Counterfeit Act 2008 as a State Corporation with the mandates to enlighten and inform the public on matters relating to counterfeiting, combat counterfeiting, trade and other dealings in counterfeit goods, devise and promote training programs to combat counterfeiting and co-ordinate with national, regional or international organizations involved in combating counterfeiting.

It is a state corporation currently within the Ministry of Industrialization. Although the Act was passed by Kenya’s Parliament in 2008, it came into force on 1st July 2009 with the principal aim of prohibiting trade in counterfeit goods. The Agency came into operation in June 2010.

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Brand Kenya Board

brand kenya logoThe Brand Kenya Board is tasked with the responsibility of identifying and refining the key attributes of Kenya, that contribute positively to the image and reputation of the Nation. Our goal is to enhance these characteristics and create an authentic, credible brand for the country that establishes our uniqueness in the global arena.
Athletics, culture, tourism, horticulture, development in ICT, telecommunication, education and our heritage can contribute generously towards improving the country's attractiveness to holiday makers, nature conservationists, artists, investors and other nationals who would like to make Kenya their home.

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Business Premises Rent Tribunal

East African Portland Cement Company (EAPCC)

East African Portland Cement Company (EAPCC)Since 1933 the East African Portland Cement Company has been Kenya's leading cement manufacturer producing world class cement. By providing the 'lifeblood' of the construction industry since the nation’s inception, cement, we have helped build Kenya from the ground up in areas such as housing, education, health, tourism, transport and communication.

Blue Triangle Cement, our flagship brand, is well appreciated all over Kenya as a symbol of quality and reliability. The nation’s historical structural icons, such as KICC, have been built using Blue Triangle Cement. The nation’s future structural icons, such as the Thika Superhighway and Chemususu Dam, have been built using Blue Triangle Cement.

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Export Processing Zones Authority (EPZA)

epza-logoThe Export Processing Zones Authority was established in 1990, by the EPZ Act CAP 517, Laws of Kenya. The Authority’s mandate is to promote and facilitate export oriented investments and to develop an enabling environment for such investments. The EPZ Authority is a State Corporation, under the Ministry of Trade and Industry.

The Authority is provided with general direction by a Board comprising 15 members appointed from both the private and public sectors. The Board is headed by a Chairman appointed by the President.

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Export Promotion Council

epc logoThe Export Promotion Council (EPC) is Kenya’s premier institution in the development and promotion of export trade. Established in 1992, EPC’s primary objective was to address bottlenecks that were facing exporters and producers of export goods and services with a view to increasing the performance of the export sector. The Council was therefore established for the purpose of giving an outward orientation to an economy that was hitherto inward looking. Over time, the EPC has fully embraced the mandate of co-ordinating and harmonising export development and promotion activities in the country, providing leadership to all national export programmes. Today, EPC is the focal point for export development and promotion activities in the country.

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Industrial Development Bank

idb capital logoWith over 40 years experience in financing of industries in Kenya, IDB offers a wide range of products tailored to suit specific customer needs. Products and services are available to the general public including persons living with disabilities.

At IDB we recognize the importance of a dynamic private sector in securing and stimulating rapid and sustainable economic growth, creating employment and reducing poverty. IDB has developed high competence in project selection, appraisal and management. It endeavors to assists: Small, medium and large enterprises in any sector of the economy, New or existing companies, seeking expansion, modernization or diversification, Credit worthy borrowers who will be required to prove their commitment to the project by contributing at least 20-40% of the project cost, Borrowers with proven management capability and good reputation, IDB lends on a fully secured basis.

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Kenya Accreditation Service (KENAS)

Kenya Accreditation Service (KENAS)Kenya Accreditation Service (KENAS) is the Sole National Accreditation Body (NAB) mandated to offer accreditation services in Kenya. It is established under the States Corporations Act, Cap 446; vide Legal Notice No. 55 of May 2009. It gives formal attestation that Conformity Assessment Bodies (CABs) are competent to carry out specific conformity assessment activities.
KENAS is a member of the International Accreditation Forum (IAF) and an associate member at the International Laboratory Accreditation Cooperation (ILAC) which are apex organizations that oversee accreditation activities at a global level. KENAS carries out accreditation based on the following: regional directives; relevant statutes and government regulations; requirements for health, safety, and protection of the environment; and the market and needs of clients.

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Kenya Bureau of Standards (KEBS)

Kenya Bureau of Standards (KEBS)Kenya Bureau of Standards (KEBS) was established in July 1974. The KEBS Board of Directors is known as the National Standards Council (NSC). It is the policy-making body for supervising and controlling the administration and financial management of the Bureau. The Managing Director is the Chief Executive responsible for the day-to-day administration of the Bureau within the broad guidelines formulated by the NSC.

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Kenya Industrial Estates (KIE)

kie-logoKenya Industrial Estates Ltd was established in 1967 to champion the development of Micro Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) throughout the country with specific focus on clustering of industries, rural industrialization and value addition to locally available raw materials. The institution has discharged its mandate quite successfully, in spite of the rapidly changing policy, economic and market environment. The last three years in particular have witnessed a major turnaround in the institution's operations including posting of profit, resumption of construction of industrial estates, streamlining of systems and processes through ISO 9001:2008 Certification, installation of modern ICT hardware and software to enhance efficiency and effectiveness of service delivery and organizational restructuring including establishment of a risk management department, skills enhancement and recruitment of professionals where appropriate.

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Kenya Industrial Property Institute (KIPI)

Kenya Industrial Property Institute (KIPI)Kenya Industrial Property Institute (KIPI) is a Government parastatal under the Ministry of Trade and Industry. The Institute was established on 2nd May 2002 upon the coming into force of the Industrial Property Act 2001. Previously the Institute existed as Kenya Industrial Property Office (KIPO), which was established in February 1990 after enactment of the Industrial Property Act, CAP 509 of the Laws of Kenya.

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Kenya Industrial Research and Development Institute (KIRDI)

Kenya Industrial Research and Development Institute (KIRDI)Kenya Industrial Research and Development Institute (KIRDI) is a national research institute established in 1979 under the Ministry of Trade and Industry and mandated to undertake multidisciplinary research and development in industrial and allied technologies. The Research and Technological Innovation (RTI) department handles the institute’s core objectives. The major RTI divisions are: Engineering, Energy and Environment, ICT, Leather & Textiles, and Food Technology Divisions

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Kenya Institute of Business Training

Kenya Investment Authority (KIA)

Kenya Investment Authority LogoKenya Investment Authority (KenInvest) is a statutory body established in 2004 through an Act of Parliament (Investment Promotion Act No. 6 of 2004) with the main objective of promoting investments in Kenya. It is responsible for facilitating the implementation of new investment projects, providing After Care services for new and existing investments, as well as organizing investment promotion activities both locally and internationally. The core functions of KenInvest include; Policy Advocacy; Investment Promotion; Investment Facilitation which includes Investor Tracking and After Care Services.

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Kenya National Trading Corporation

kntc logoThe Kenya National Trading Corporation Ltd. (KNTC) is wholly owned by the Government through the Ministry of East African Affairs, Commerce and Tourism. The Corporation has specific objectives, The most Important of which is promoting and growing wholesale and retail trade.

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Kenya Wine Agencies (KWAL)


KWAL was incorporated in May 1969 with the objective of consolidating importation and distribution of Wines and Spirits from foreign owned companies and enable indigenous Kenyans take control the importation and distribution of Wines and Spirits in the country from hitherto foreign owned companies.

Through incorporation of KWAL, the first commercial winery (1982) was established in Kenya. This role was effectively discharged and KWAL retained a monopoly status in manufacturing and distribution of Wines and Spirits until liberalization of the economy in 1992/1993.

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Micro and Small Enterprises Authority (MSEA)

Micro and Small Enterprises Authority is a state corporation whose mandate is to formulate and review policies and programmes for MSE Sector in Kenya.

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New Kenya Co-operative Creameries (New KCC)

New Kenya Co-operative Creameries (New KCC)As a leading dairy processor, New KCC has since its registration in 2003 been at the forefront of Kenya's dynamic and ever growing dairy industry. As a leading dairy processor and marketer, the Company's range of products has continued to grow over the years, all of which have been deliberately made to not only suit the unique tastes and preferences of our diverse and ever growing consumer base, but to also provide them a variety that is healthy, safe and affordable for all and without compromising on the quality of the product.

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Numerical Machining Complex (NMC)

Numerical Machining ComplexNumerical Machining Complex is an ISO 9001 : 2008 Certified engineering firm incorporated under the companies Act as a limited liability company. NMC was formed for the purposes of manufacturing motor vehicles, vehicle spare parts and metal-based engineering products. The company offers mechanical and engineering services to the Agricultural, Industrial and Automotive sectors in the East Africa market. NMC is equipped with Computer Controlled (CNC) machines, a foundry with a modern disamatic sand-moulding machine, heat treatment and Computer Aided Design

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Sacco Societies Regulatory Authority (SASRA)

Sacco Societies Regulatory Authority (SASRA)The Sacco Societies Regulatory Authority (SASRA) is a semi-autonomous Government Agency under the Ministry of Industrialization and Enterprise Development. It is a creation of the Sacco Societies Act 2008 and was inaugurated in 2009 charged with the prime responsibility to licence and supervise Deposit Taking Sacco Societies in Kenya.

The establishment of SASRA falls within the Government of Kenya’s reform process in the financial sector which has the dual objectives of protecting the interests of Sacco members and ensuring that there is confidence in the public towards the Sacco sector and spurring Kenya’s economic growth through the mobilization of domestic savings.

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Special Economic Zones Authority


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  • P.O. Box 30418-00100, Nairobi, Kenya
  • Telephone: +254 20-2731531
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