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How to Obtain Sugar Import License in Kenya

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How to Obtain Sugar Import License in Kenya by Kenyans247(1): Mon Feb 2020 03:41pm
Procedure
Every person who wishes to import sugar or its by-products, should register with the Kenya Sugar Board as specified in the regulations, and should apply for an Import license from the Board.

The applicant should apply to the Kenya Sugar Board for an import licence using Form B

Application is made for permission to import sugar in accordance with the particulars given in the form, which should be certified to be correct. The memorandum and articles of association and a copy of the most recent audited accounts of our company are attached.

The Board first issues a pre-imports approval to an importer before issuing an import licence for shipment of a specific consignment being imported.

The Board, issues an import license in Form B, to a registered importer or upon compliance with the conditions as set out in the regulations.

If applicant has previously imported sugar or its by-products without a valid import permit;
If the applicant fails to submit import returns to the Board;
If the applicant does not adduce the documentation requested for;
If the applicant has previously engaged in fraudulent importation activities.
When the Board approves an application for the annual registration as an importer under the Regulations, it registers the applicant by entering the name and such other particulars as it may determine in the register on payment of a registration fee of one million shillings for mill white sugar and two million shillings for industrial sugar.

The licence is issued only for the specific consignment being imported.

Required Documents
PIN Certificate
VAT Registration certificate
Certificate of incorporation
Tax Compliance Certificate
Business Permit
Memorandum and Articles of Association
Latest Audited Accounts and application Form (A) attached, duly filled
For issuance of permit IDF, bill of lading
Commercial Invoice and Supply Contract

Office Locations & Contacts
Kenya Sugar Board
Physical Address: Sukari Plaza, Upper Kabete Off Waiyaki Way
Postal Address: P.O. Box 51500-00200 Nairobi Kenya
City: Nairobi City County
Tel: +254-020-8018750-3 / 2023316-8
Mobile: +254 722-203127/ 8, 733-333378/ 9
Fax: +254 20 2021277
Hotline: 0707349908
Email Address: info@kenyasugar.co.ke
Website: http://www.kenyasugar.co.ke
Operating Hours: 8.00 am-1.00 pm / 2.00 pm to 5.00pm
Directions: View Directions http://www.businesslicense.or.ke/index.php/license/googlemap?office_type=1&id=84
Branches http://www.kenyasugar.co.ke/new/index.php/contact-details

Eligibility
Every person who wishes to import sugar or its by-products, should register with the Kenya Sugar Board as specified in the regulations, and should apply for an Import license from the Board.

Application for an import licence should be in Form B



Fees
Application Fee: No Fee License Fee: Kshs. 100,000/=



Validity
Permit issued for each specific import consignment, but fee is annual.


Documents to Use
Application form for import license http://www.businesslicense.or.ke/uploads/201011//d1b298682f67546af9831370142eae36.pdf

Form A http://www.kenyasugar.co.ke/new/images/CROP%20ACT%20FORM.pdf

Processing Time
One week

Instructions
The Forms and Regulations Governing Import licensing can be obtained from the Downloads link on Kenya Sugar Boards website.

Agency: Kenya Sugar Board

Contact Office: Sukari Plaza

Resolution Criteria:

If applicant has previously imported sugar or its by-products without a valid import permit;
If the applicant fails to submit import returns to the Board;
If the applicant does not adduce the documentation requested for;
If the applicant has previously engaged in fraudulent importation activities.


Required Information
Name of applicant
Address
Telephone Number
Physical Location
Division
District / Province
L.R. No./Nos
Names of Directors, addresses and signatures
Warehouse Capacity in Metric Tonnes
Physical Address
L.R. No.
Previous Experience
Quantity of sugar imported in the last 12 months (tonnes)
Type of sugar (specify)
Country of origin
CIF Value
Dates of importation
Last registration number by the Board or its predecessor
Source of Sugar/Country of origin in respect of the application
Intended use of sugar/by-products
Certification

Need for the Document
An import license is a license issued by the Board to allow the holder to bring or cause to be brought into Kenya sugar and its by-products.

The licence is issued only for the specific consignment being imported.



Information which might help
Requirements In Support Of Application

Annual Licensing (Formally referred to as Registration Requirements)
Company Profile
Certificate of incorporation
Current Business Permit
Latest Audited Accounts
PIN/VAT Registration Certificate
Memorandum and Article of Association
Identification and Profile of Companys Directors
Tax Compliance Certificate
Certificate of Good Conduct for Directors of the Company
Crops Act Form
Form E (Where Applicable)
Renewal of existing Registration

Current Business Permit
Current Tax Compliance
Filled Crop Act Form
Preshipment approval requirements

Quantity and type of Sugar
Country of Origin
Proforma Invoice showing all charge s (FOB, Freight, Insurance, Premium)
Intended time of importation
Supplier
Consignment specific Permit requirements

Dated Bill of Lading
Imports Declaration Form (IDF)
Certificate of Origin
Commercial Invoice

Other uses of the Document/Certificate
Regulates Sugar & By product importation

Others
The Kenya Sugar Board (KSB) is the regulatory body of the Sugar Industry, established on 1st April, 2002, under the Sugar Act 2001, succeeding the defunct Kenya Sugar Authority. The mandate of the Kenya Sugar Board as stipulated in Section 4 (1) and 4 (2) of the Sugar Act 2001 is as follows:

Regulate, develop and promote the Sugar Industry.
Co-ordinate the activities of individuals and organizations within the industry.
Facilitate equitable access to the benefits and resources of the industry by all interested parties.
The Kenya Sugar Board is charged with the responsibility of regulating, developing and promoting the Kenya Sugar Industry. Its specific roles are to:

Co-ordinate the activities of individuals and organizations within the industry;
Facilitate the equitable access to the benefits and resources of the industry by all interested parties;
Formulate and implement overall policies and plans for the development of the industry;
Act as an intermediary between the Government and the industry;
Facilitate the flow of research findings to interested parties;
Monitor the domestic market in to identify and advice on any distortions in the sugar market;
Facilitate the arbitration of disputes among interested parties;
Facilitate the export of Local sugar;
Promote and encourage the use of environment friendly technologies in the industry;
Provide advisory services to growers and millers;
Facilitate an equitable mechanism for the pricing of sugar-cane and appropriation of proceeds from the disposal of the by-products of sugar production between growers and millers;
Represent the industry in other organizations that are relevant to the promotion of the industry;
Oversee the formulation of standard provisions governing the mutual rights and obligations of growers and millers;
Collect collate and analyze industry statistics and maintain a database for the industry; and
Promote the efficiency and development of the industry through the establishment of appropriate institutional linkages.

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