How much do you know about Tea Board of Kenya? Well, now you can get the information about them quite easily. Tea Board of Kenya (TBK) and TradeMark East Africa (TMEA) recently launched an online portal that will enable tea industry stakeholders to interact with their regulator TBK online. The online portal has automated TBK’s processes, making them available electronically. The portal is meant to reduce transaction time, increasing efficiency in service delivery. The main aim is to reduce the overall cost of doing business.
Through the portal, stakeholders will be able to apply for operational licenses, renew existing operational licenses, make monthly and annual statistical returns, and register tea exports and imports.
The e-Portal can be used by various stakeholders in the tea industry who fall into the following categories:
- Tea Growers
- Tea Manufacturers
- Tea Packers
- Tea Warehouses
- Tea Brokers
- Tea Buyers (Exporters & Importers)
- Management Agents
- Tea Auction Organizers
TBK will provide technical support for stakeholders to enhance interaction with the e-Portal. In order to enhance access, TBK has set up electronic centers or kiosks for stakeholders at all its branches countrywide. The e-Portal as well as tea sector rules and regulations can be accessed via the following hyperlinks:
As part of the Kenyan governments digitization process, the TBK portal will also be integrated with other government agencies including Kenya Bureau of Standards (KEBS), Kenya Plant Health Inspectorate Services (KEPHIS) and Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA) via an interface with the Kenya National Single Window currently in development by the Kenya Trade Network Agency (KENTRADE).