Training Material


1.) Basic management manual

    Professionalism including listening and communication skills, customer care, relationship management self- management and time management.
    Business and field reports writing
    Record keeping and management; electronic and manual record keeping types of records maintained by clearing firms, automated records management system (ARMS)
    Relevant legal requirements.

2.) Customs laws and valuation and tariff manual

    Customs law applied by the East African Community,
    Import procedure, verification and release of imported and exported goods, inward/outward processing
    Landing permit
    Duties/taxes applies,
    Legal provisions of customs declaration
    Customs bond securities
    Transit and transshipment procedures.

3.) Ethics and integrity manual

    Local and international conventions
    Corruption protocol and consequences
    Types of fraud, tax evasion and consequences
    Professional Code of ethics
    Handling ethical dilemmas

4.) Freight forwarding manual

    Port infrastructure, clearance procedure, port charges and port clearance operations
    Freight forwarding operations; standard trading terms and conditions, legal guidelines and working environment of a freight forwarder.
    Types, sources and functions of various documents and processes of freight forwarding.
    Air, sea, road, rail, pipelines and multimodal/intermodal carriage of goods.
    Freight rate computation in various modes of transport
    Handling of goods; Packing, packaging, labelling, cargo consolidation, break bulking and special goods
    Warehousing and cargo storage
    International trade and transport
    Rules of mode of transport

5.) Rules of origin manual – English

    Rules of trade, tariffs and certificates to be applied on goods based on their country of origin under the various international trade treaties. They include the East African Community, COMESA, SADC and EU

6.) Rules of origin manual – French


Kenya International Freight and Warehousing Association ( KIFWA) is the sole representative of all clearing, forwarding and warehousing companies in Kenya. The formation of KIFWA was born out of the need to form one National body which is cohesive enough to represent the interests of all its members.

MombasaBranch Office

  Mombasa Office,Mombasa Trade Centre,3rd Floor.
South Wing, Mikindani Street-Nkrumah Road
P.O Box 9908-80107 Kilindini.
  +254 706 217 445
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NairobiBranch Office

  Nairobi Office,K.P.A ICD (Embakasi),Off Mombasa Road
Agent's Block,Ground Floor.
P.O Box 57969-00200 Nairobi.
  +254 791 440 879.
+254 738 271 219.
+254 20-2026188.
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Our AimsObjectives

Promote Legitimate Trade
Promote High Standard Of Service
Promote Uniform Document by Members
Share & Collate Data among Members
Establish & maintain contacts with Affiliates
Represent & advocate views & policies of KIFWA
Initiate, promote, support legislation
Coordinate with other Organizations
Enforce the Code of Conduct of KIFWA
Promote & encourage consultations