Tea Act and Other Legistlations

The Tea Board of Kenya (TBK) is the apex body of the tea industry established by the Tea Act (Cap. 343 of the Laws of Kenya) and is, charged with the responsibility regulating and promoting the tea industry and to facilitate research into all aspects of tea growing, manufacture and pest and disease control. The Board is to oversee the smooth and orderly functioning of the industry through policy guidance, licensing, registration and tea trade development.

A statutory body under the Ministry of Agriculture, tea industry’s top decision-making body has 11 of the 16 members elected directly by stakeholders. The elected small-scale growers are 6; large-scale growers 4; and the Tea Trade 1. Others are two representatives of the Government (Permanent Secretary and Director of Agriculture); the Managing Director, TBK; and 2 nominees of the Board. The Board also elects a chairman and a vice-chairman from its membership



pdf The Tea Directorate Regulations, 2013 (PDF: 655kb)
pdf The Tea Act (PDF: 310kb)
pdf Tea Ad Valorem Levy Regulations (PDF: 22kb)
pdf Tea Regulations 2011 Amendments (PDF: 4Mb)