SUGAR SECTOR REGULATION
Sugar Directorate, in consultation with county governments, is mandated to regulate, promote and develop sugar crop
The functions of the Directorate include:
- Participate in the formulation and implementation of overall policies, plans and programs of work for the development of the industry.
- Act as an intermediary between the industry and the Government
- Facilitate the flow of research findings to interested parties
- Monitor the domestic market with a view to identifying and advising the government and interested parties on any distortions in the sugar market.
- Provide financial, economic, technical, safety and environmental advisory services to growers, outgrowers institutions and the millers to achieve efficiency.
- Establish and implement guidelines on pricing of sugar cane and appropriation of proceeds from the disposal of the co-products between millers and growers.
- Represent the industry in such organizations as are relevant for the promotion of the industry.
- Oversee the formulation of standard provisions governing the mutual rights and obligations of growers, millers and other interested parties.
- Collect, collate and analyse industry statistics and maintain a database for the industry
- Issuing the following licenses:
- Sugar cane millers
- Issuing Molasses permits
- Promoting and encouraging the use of environment friendly technologies in the industry;
- Facilitating 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.
- Application for license using the relevant application forms
- Submission of the prescribed documents
- Vetting of the applications by the Directorate’s Licensing Vetting Committee.
- Application is approved by AFFA ‘s Licensing and Evaluation Committee
- Issuance of license is thereafter issued to the applicant.
- Upon licensing of an importer, he/she can now apply online for a master document which is a blanket approval for the entire year using the KENTRADE SYSTEM.
Sugar importation pre-shipment approval (process)
- Submission of the following to the Vetting Committee at Sugar Directorate
- Quantity and type of Sugar
- Country of Origin
- Proforma Invoice showing all charge s(FOB, Freight, Insurance, Premium)
- Intended time of importation
2. A pre-shipment letter is issued after an approval is granted.
Sugar importation permit (submitted online)
- Online submission of the following after securing a pre-shipment approval:
- Dated Bill of Lading
- Imports Declaration Form (IDF)
- Certificate of Origin
- Commercial Invoice
The Directorate will continue undertaking the above functions until the new regulations are gazetted after which the shared licensing role (with County Governments) shall take effect.