Afpedia Products For Sellers For Buyers Trade Shows Industrial Cluster

Online Translation

Sign In

Join Now



Kenya and China to ink deal on tea trade in July

Kenya and China to ink deal on tea trade in July


NAIROBI, June 27 (Xinhua) -- Kenya and China are set to sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on tea trade in July, a Kenyan official said on Tuesday.

Head of the Tea Directorate Samuel Ogola told Xinhua in Nairobi that under the agreement Kenya tea's industry will receive training on how to process tea that will appeal to Chinese consumers.

"Kenya has high quality tea but we lack expertise in high quality processing. So the training will help Kenya to penetrate the huge Chinese tea market," Ogola said on the sidelines of the MOU signing agreement between the Export Promotion Council and Tea Directorate.

Ogola said that China has a rich tea growing culture that spans over 3,000 years, which Kenya can borrow to expand its tea sector.

The agreement will be signed in China by Kenya's Ambassador to China and the China Tea Marketing Association.

Currently, Kenya exports between four and five million kilograms of tea annually to China out of a production of approximately 472 million kilograms.

Kenya has been facing technical barrier to access the Asian nation due to standards.

"Chinese standards are a bit too high for Kenya in terms of the rare earth metals that are present on Kenyan soils where there is tea cultivation," he said.

He noted that Kenya has held discussions with China, so that Chinese standards can be relaxed so as to allow Kenyan tea exports.
Follow Us:
As an authority of media industry, we can provide you integrated brand communication on your products! Reasonable advertising prices will let you enjoy great over-valued service!”
Customized Service
Customized information such as product prices, company trends, market forecasts, price curves, etc. will help you fully grasp the latest trend!
Tailor-made, in-depth, professional research reports which will explore the business opportunities is your effective decision-making reference!
Professional and accurate trade data will help you break through the export bottleneck of products, track peer dynamics, and grasp industry trends!

Buyers Suppliers

Hot Search