Our Values

Our Values

Product and service excellence: We value our stakeholders and strive to exceed their expectations through excellent service delivery.

Our Roles

Our Roles

The Kenya Sugar Board is charged with the responsibility of regulating, developing and promoting the Kenya Sugar Industry.

Our Mission

Our Mission

“To facilitate a multi-product sugar industry that is efficient, diversified and globally competitive”.

Our Vision

Our Vision

“To be the best Regulator and facilitator of a World Class multi-product sugar industry”

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Comparative Performance of The Sugar Industry During The Quarter January-March Of 2012 And 2013


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I. INTRODUCTION
The sugar industry recorded an 8.3% decrease in sugar production during the period January-March 2013 compared to the same quarter last year.
Total sales for the quarter were 135,610 tonnes against 143,077 tonnes in the same period 2012, a decrease of 5.2%. The quarter ended with closing stock of 14,658 tonnes against 21,726 tonnes in the same period last year.

Read more: Comparative Performance of The Sugar Industry During The Quarter January-March Of 2012 And 2013

PUBLIC NOTICE TO ALL IMPORTERS/EXPORTERS OCT 2013

 As you are aware, the AFFA Act, 2013 and Crop Act, 2013 were enacted by Parliament and implementation is set to commence by 24th January, 2014.  To this end, the Ministry has developed draft regulations aimed at operationalizing the Act.

 

In line with Article 10 of the Kenya Constitution 2010, stakeholder participation is required before the implementation of the Act and the enabling regulations.  In this regard, we are inviting all registered importers and exporters for a consultative forum scheduled for Saturday 26th October 2013, at Whitesands Hotel, Mombasa, commencing at 10.00 a.m.

 

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The Sugar (Imports, Exports and By- Products) (Amendment) Regulations, 2013

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THE SUGAR ACT

(No. 10 of 2001)

In exercise of the powers conferred by section 33 of the Sugar Act, 2001, the Minister for Agriculture, in consultation with the Board, makes the following Regulations: -

The sugar (IMPORTS, EXPORTS AND BY- PRODUCTS)

 (AMENDMENT) REGULATIONS, 2013

1.                  These Regulations may be cited as the Sugar (Imports, Exports and By-products) (Amendment) Regulations, 2013.

2.         In these Regulations except where the context otherwise requires-

“export licence” means a licence issued by the Board in accordance with regulation 4;

“import licence” means a licence issued by the Board in accordance with regulation 4;

“registered exporter” means a person who holds an export licence issued by the Board to take or cause to be taken out of Kenya sugar and its by-products;

“registered importer” means a person who holds an import licence issued by the Board to bring or cause to be brought into Kenya sugar and its by-products;

“authorized officer” means a person whose duty is to enforce these regulations and who has been designated as such by the Board.

3. (1) Every person who wishes to import or export sugar or its by-products, shall be registered by the Board as specified in the regulations, and shall apply for an Import or Export licence from the Board.

(2) Application for an import licence shall be in Form B as set out in the Schedule.

(3)  Application for an export licence shall be in Form D as set out in the Schedule.

4.    (1) Where the Board approves an application for the annual registration as an importer or exporter under these Regulations, it shall on payment of a registration fee of one million shillings for mill white sugar and two million shillings for industrial sugar, register the applicant by entering the name and such other particulars as it may determine in the register maintained under regulation 5.

(2)  The Board shall issue a pre-imports approval to an importer before issuing an import licence for shipment of a specific consignment being imported.

(3)  The Board shall, issue an import or export licence in Form B or D as the case requires, to a registered importer or exporter upon compliance with the conditions as set out in the schedule to these Regulations.

(4)  A licence issued under these Regulations shall be subject to such conditions as the Board may impose.

(5)  The licence shall be issued only for the specific consignment being imported or exported.

5.    (1)   The Board shall maintain an annual register of all importers and exporters granted licences in accordance with these Regulations.

       (2)      The Board shall maintain an up-to-date register of all licenses issued to registered importers and exporters of sugar and by-products.

(3)     Licenses issued to manufacturers entitled to import white refined sugar shall not be transferable.

6.  (1)        The Board shall determine annually the amount of refined sugar required by manufacturers and other sugar intended for local consumption taking into account the shortfall in the domestic production.

(2)       Registered importers or exporters of sugar or by-products shall be required to seek authorization from the Board to import or export sugar or by-products through Forms G and H as set out in the Schedule to these Regulations.

(3)     Pursuant to paragraph (2) the Board shall issue licences for such quantities to be imported by registered importers as provided in the schedule to these Regulations.

7.         On successful processing of Customs documentation, the consignment of imports or exports shall be physically verified jointly by authorized Kenya Revenue Authority and the Board officials.

8.         Goods shall be released to the consignee on issuance of a release order issued by Kenya Sugar Board, in the manner prescribed in the Sugar Industry Guidelines.

9.         Every importer or exporter shall make monthly returns to the Board in the manner prescribed in Forms E and F as a set out in the Schedule to these Regulations.

10.             All sugar importers shall provide, on request by Officials of the Board, original copies of importation documentation and evidence of payment of duties and levies. A registered importer of sugar selling or displaying imported sugar for sale shall, on request by an authorized officer, produce original customs entry and original evidence of payment of taxes and levies;

11.             All sugar traders shall provide, on request by Officials of the Board, identification

and contact details of the importers from whom they procured the sugar and copies of the invoices and payment receipts.

12.             No sugar whether imported or locally manufactured, shall be repackaged into size,       material or brand different from its original packaging without permission of the Board and subject to the Board’s permission.  All packages of imported sugar, whether repacked or in original packaging, shall carry, in bold print, the name and contact details of the manufacturer, country of origin, consignor and consignee.

13.       A non registered importer of sugar selling or displaying imported sugar for sale shall, on request by an authorized officer, produce a copy of customs entry and evidence of payment of taxes duly certified by the registered importer from whom the sugar was procured, and the original evidence of payment for the sugar from the registered importer.

14.       A duly appointed distributor of locally manufactured sugar selling or displaying locally manufactured sugar for sale shall, on request by an authorized officer produce evidence of payment for the sugar from the manufacturer. 

15.       A non duly registered distributor of locally manufactured sugar selling or displaying for sale locally manufactured sugar shall, on request by an authorized officer, produce original evidence of payment for the sugar from the appointed or a non appointed distributor from whom the sugar was procured.

16.       Any sugar smuggled or otherwise imported into this country without authority of the Board shall be deemed prohibited under section 18 (2) of the East African Customs Management Act, and destroyed.

17. (1)   The Board shall cancel an import or export licence of a person who contravenes these Regulations and blacklist such an importer or exporter.

      (2)  A person whose licence has been cancelled may appeal against the decision to the Sugar Arbitration Tribunal.

 

Dated this………..October, 2013                                   FELIX K. KOSKEI,

                                                                                                Cabinet Secretary, Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock & Fisheries

 

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