From March 2018, all importers of mixed cargo, whether by air or sea, must be registered with the Kenya Revenue Agency (KRA) and the Kenya Bureau of Standards (Kebs). According to this new regulation, all mixed goods must be inspected at the place of origin and obtained a test certificate by the agency designated by KRA and Kebs before being imported into Kenya.
According to Kenya's National Bureau of Statistics (KNBS), Kenya's imports from China in the first quarter of 2018 fell 22% year-on-year to 88 billion shillings (about 870 million US dollars), the first quarterly decline. Mainly due to the preparation of trains in the first quarter of 2017, the import of a large number of equipment, resulting in a significant increase in imports to 113 billion shillings (about 1.12 billion US dollars). According to statistics, despite this, China is still the largest import source country in the first quarter.