TBK to provide incentives for value addition

In a scheme to establish unlocking the potential of Kenya tea, the government’s decision to suspend VAT (value-added tax) on tea processed incountry along with several National Treasury-approved incentives is budgeted to expand value-addition in the new year.


Tea factories are to leverage on the incentives to upscale their manufacture of

orthodox teas and value addition at factory level instead of continuing to do bulk tea sales. Orthodox teas, which is currently not saturated compared to the CTC market would enhance earnings for the smallholder tea farmers.


Source: The Star (Extracts), Courtesy: Tea Exporters’ Association Sri Lanka

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