Committee on Technical Barriers to Trade - Notification - Kenya - Edible macadamia oil


The following notification is being circulated in accordance with Article 10.6



Notifying Member: KENYA

If applicable, name of local government involved (Article 3.2 and 7.2):


Agency responsible:

Kenya Bureau of Standards

Name and address (including telephone and fax numbers, email and website addresses, if available) of agency or authority designated to handle comments regarding the notification shall be indicated if different from above:

Kenya Bureau of Standards

P.O. Box: 54974-00200, Nairobi, Kenya

Telephone: + (254) 020 605490, 605506/6948258

Fax: + (254) 020 609660/609665

E-mail:; Website:


Notified under Article 2.9.2 [X], 2.10.1 [ ], 5.6.2 [ ], 5.7.1 [ ], 3.2 [ ], 7.2 [ ], other:


Products covered (HS or CCCN where applicable, otherwise national tariff heading. ICS numbers may be provided in addition, where applicable): Edible oils and fats. Oilseeds (ICS code(s): 67.200)


Title, number of pages and language(s) of the notified document: KS 2996: 2024 Edible macadamia oil— Specification; (13 page(s), in English)


Description of content: This draft Kenya standard specifies requirements, sampling and test methods for virgin and refined macadamia oil derived from the kernel of the macadamia nuts of varieties grown from Macadamia integrifolia and Macadamia tetraphylla, and their hybrids intended for human consumption.


Objective and rationale, including the nature of urgent problems where applicable: Consumer information, labelling; Prevention of deceptive practices and consumer protection; Protection of human health or safety; Quality requirements; Reducing trade barriers and facilitating trade; Cost saving and productivity enhancement


Relevant documents:

1._    CXS 19: Standard for Edible Fats and Oils not Covered by Individual Standards

2._    Asian Journal of Agriculture and Food Sciences Vol. 11 No. 2

3._    Chemistry Connection Macadamia Nut Oil Technical Data Sheet

4._    HortScience Vol. 54 (4) Assessing Fatty Acid profiles of Macadamia Nuts

5. Processes 2022, Chemistry and Functionality of Cold-Pressed Macadamia Oil


Proposed date of adoption: June 2024

Proposed date of entry into force: To be determined


Final date for comments: 9 April 2024


Texts available from: National enquiry point [X] or address, telephone and fax numbers and email and website addresses, if available, of other body:

Kenya Bureau of Standards WTO/TBT National Enquiry Point P.O. Box: 54974-00200, Nairobi, Kenya Telephone: + (254) 020 605490, 605506/6948258 Fax: + (254) 020 609660/609665 E-mail:; Website: