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How to Renew Tea Manufacturing License in Kenya
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|How to Renew Tea Manufacturing License in Kenya by Kenyans247(1): Mon 16, March, 2020 11:57am|
The Applicant should apply in writing in the prescribed form (Form C).
The duly filled Form C should be accompanied by the required documents.
The Board shall satisfy itself that the applicant for renewal of a manufacturing license has complied with good manufacturing practices and national standards on quality, food safety and hygiene.
When considering an application for renewal of a manufacturing license, the Board shall require the applicant to submit an Audit Certificate on their financial statements from registered external auditors.
The applicant for the issuance of a manufacturing license pays the prescribed fees.
Duly Filled Application Form C
Certificate of company incorporation
Name of the Directors
Factory Trade Mark
Certificate of health
Audit Certificate on their financial statements from registered external auditors
Office Locations & Contacts
The Tea Board of Kenya
Tea Board House, Naivasha Rd, Off Ngong Rd, Nairobi
Box 20064-00200 Nairobi
Tel: (020) 3874758/3872497/3874445/3874446/3872861
Wireless: (020) 2536869/2536886
Mobile: 0722 200556/0733 600944
Fax: (020) 3862120/3876337
Customer Service Line (Hotline): 0739333019, 0728068027
Operating Hours: 8:00am - 12:30pm; and 2:00 pm to 5:00pm
Directions: View Directions
After the validity of the license expires, the holder is required to renew the license.
Renewal fee: 25,000/=
Maximum Processing Time: 90 Days
Agency: Tea Board of Kenya
Contact Office: Technical Office
Resolution Criteria: Meeting all the Requirements
Duly filled Form C and requirements detailed there-in
Acknowledged within 1 week
Final decision within 3 months
Name of Applicant
Certificate of Company Incorporation No (Attach copy)
List Names and Particulars of Directors (Attach details)
Factory Trade Mark
Source of green leaf for processing
Type of tea manufacture
Signature of the Applicant
Need for the Document
A Tea Manufacturing License is a license authorizing the holder to carry on the business to manufacture tea for sale and also authorize the holder to carry out the business of packing and blending tea.
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Terms and conditions
When licensing a new manufacturing factory due consideration shall be taken to ensure that processing over-capacity is not created in a given local area or zone. In the case of a new investor, the Tea Board shall where necessary arbitrate to decide how the growers are distributed between the existing and the new factory before issuing a licence.
A licence for a new factory may only be issued to a person or company who has at least 250 hectares of planted tea bushes. Where a group of persons or companies make a joint application for a licence, they may only be issued with a licence if they have at least 250 hectares of tea bushes, which parcels of land must be within a fifty (50) kilometre radius.
Notwithstanding paragraph 2 where an applicant seeks to manufacture high value specialty or value added teas, the Board may grant a licence based on the economic viability, technology used /or range of products.
An applicant for the issuance or renewal of a manufacturing licence shall pay the prescribed fees.
A tea manufacturing factory shall not buy green leaf from any other person other than the growers appearing in its register.
A tea factory shall verify the details contained in the application made to it by a grower to ensure that the particulars submitted are correct.
A tea factory shall sign a Green Leaf Supply Agreement with all its registered growers and a copy of the Agreement shall be maintained at the factory for inspection.
Notwithstanding paragraph 5, in the case of a tea factory where there is inadequate processing capacity and a surplus green leaf, the Tea Board of Kenya shall, where necessary, arbitrate to decide the arrangements to divert the surplus green leaf to the nearest factory with extra processing capacity.
An applicant for renewal of a manufacturing licence must comply with good manufacturing practices and national standards on quality, food safety and hygiene.
When considering an application for a manufacturing licence, the Board shall satisfy itself that the applicant has adequate financial capacity to undertake the project.
When considering an application for renewal of a manufacturing licence, the Board shall require the applicant to submit an Audit Certificate on their financial statements from registered external auditors.
Before granting a licence, the Board shall satisfy itself that the directors of the company are fit for the functions for which they seek a licence.
Other uses of the Document/Certificate
Authorizes the applicant to continue engaging in tea manufacturing.
The Tea Board Kenya is a statutory organization established in 1950 under the Tea Act (Cap 343) of the laws of Kenya. Headquartered in Nairobi - Kenya, the Tea Board is mandated to regulate the tea industry in all aspects of tea growing, research, manufacture, trade and promotion in both the local and the international markets. The Board also disseminates information relating to tea and advises the Government on all policy matters regarding the tea industry through the Ministry of Agriculture.
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