My name is Shauna and for the past 3 years I have been working with a community of Maasai women in Amboseli, Kenya helping them to market and sell their jewelry in the United States so that they can sustain their community. Recently I received a shipment of the women's traditional beaded jewelry here in the United States and was charged very high duty/customs fees. I have been told by DHL that I need to have a AGOA certificate of origin in order for them to waive the fees and be considered under the AGOA act. I have been told to contact the Kenya Revenue Authorities to obtain an AGOA certificate of origin but am having a hard time getting a hold of them. Do you have any advise on how to obtain an AGOA certificate of origin, I have been doing this work for many years now and have never been charged this much for custom fees.
Any help you could give me would be much appreciated.