Sudan tea testing cost falls by 92pc

What you need to know:

  • Kenya is world’s top tea exporter
  • It sells 95 per cent of its tea in the global market.
  • Deal with Sudan has seen the cost of testing the beverage drop from Sh70,000 per consignment to Sh5,000.
  • The standoff over the sell-by date of the commodity threatened sales to Khartoum.

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.

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