IMPLEMENTATION OF MIRAA LEVY
The Crops (Miraa) Regulations, 2023, were published on April 5, 2023, thus providing the regulatory framework for the Miraa sub-sector in Kenya. The Regulations contain various provisions that are geared towards trade facilitation through the registration and licensing of value chain players. The Miraa sub-sector has improved drastically in the last twelve months, in particular after the re-opening of the Somalia Market in July 2022.
Whereas the implementation of licensing procedures was rolled out immediately after the publication, the Implementation of the Miraa Levy was delayed as the development of the enabling framework was underway.The e-platform has now been completed on the AFA’s Integrated Management Information System.
In this regard, the Authority hereby notifies the general public that the Miraa Levy provided for under Regulation 31 of the Crops (Miraa) Regulations, 2023, shall take effect on July 1, 2023. The stakeholders are required to adhere to the provisions of the Crops (Miraa) Regulations 2023 and ensure compliance.