Sudan Tea Testing Costs Fall by 92%

Enterprise Television- Sudan Tea Testing Costs Fall by 92%

Traders exporting tea to Sudan have received a major lift after Kenya Bureau of Standards (Kebs) started testing consignments headed to the country, cutting the cost by 92 per cent.

The replacement of private testers at the request of the Sudanese government was one of the conditions placed for the tea to continue accessing the market.

However, This has seen the cost of testing the beverage drop from Sh70,000 per consignment to Sh5,000.

Kebs managing director Charles Ongwae, said Kenya and Sudan have formed a joint committee to carry out a scientific research on the actual shelf-life of tea, which is expected to be completed in the next two years.

Kenya is the leading exporter of tea in the world, selling 95 per cent of its tea in the global market.

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