Please note that no product samples are required at the time of submitting your application.
You can obtain STA1, STA 3, STA 10, and SL1 forms at the nearest KEBS office or download from KEBS website www.kebs.org
Step 2: Assessment process
KEBS quality assurance officers will pay a visit to your production facility to;
Carry out industrial inspection
Draw samples for analysis
Discuss and agree on scheme of supervision and control
Step 3 Evaluation
Samples are analyzed at KEBS laboratories or other accredited/Designated laboratories to check compliance
With Kenya standards or approved specification.
If samples comply and inspection officer’s report indicate compliance with codes of practice a recommendation is made for issuance of permit to use diamond mark to the Permit Approval Committee (PAC) for Diamond Mark.
PAC confirms that all requirements have been met, a permit is issued.
If samples fail to comply in the first instance and corrective action reviewed for appropriateness retesting of parameter not complied with is done free of charge and if product comply permit to use standardization mark is issued
If samples fail to comply in the second instance and subsequent tests, testing will be carried at the expense of the manufacturer.
If nonconformities are identified at the point of Inspection, the Manufacturer has the responsibility to undertake corrective action and inform KEBS to confirm the actions taken.
CERTIFICATION FEES SCHEDULE SCHEDULE
Diamond Mark (D-Mark) Fees Schedule
165,000 per product/brand for 3 years
4,000 per product per brand per year. i.e. USD 12,000 for the 3 years
The applicant is required to meet assessors’ subsistence allowance as stipulated by the government’s Salaries and Remuneration Commission and also the return air fare (Economy class) as applicable.
The applicant is also required to facilitate travel arrangement and local running at destination country.
Evidence of quality control on;
Incoming raw material
In process controls
Handling of complaints
Plant house keeping
STEPS TO ACQUIRE DIAMOND MARK PERMIT IN KENYA – PRODUCT CERTIFICATION PROCESS
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