Cosmetics Registration in Kenya

Regulatory Authority:

Kenya Bureau of Standards (KEBS) and Pharmacy and Poisons Board (PPB)

Link for RA:

Local regulation:

Kenya Standard — KS 2937:2021

Who can register :  

Data to be communicated : 


  • Fill out the STA/1 or STA/3 application form (it is available on the KEBS website)
  • A certificate of registration for the company.
  • Completed STA 10 form
  • Payment is made according to the category.
  • A KEBS officer paid a visit to the factory.
  • Sign a scheme of supervision
  • Testing and sampling
  • Issuance of permit to use Mark.

Timeframe and fees: 

Additional information:  

The product shall comply with the labelling requirements outlined in KS EAS 346, Labelling of cosmetic products.