The Agriculture Food Authority (AFA) has declared that the principal transfer of miraa destined for Somalia will leave the country on Sunday, June 24, 2022.
Neighborhood miraa ranchers had been kept out of the Somali market since March 2020 after Mogadishu suspended khat imports inferable from the COVID-19 pandemic.
The circumstance just different on July 15, 2022 after President Uhuru Kenyatta and his Somali partner Hassan Mahmud consented to promptly reestablish reciprocal relations between the two countries following a gathering at State House, Nairobi.
As per AFA all frameworks are prepared to work with the exchange with Kenya, the food authority, miraa merchants, aircrafts and the Somali government presently prepared to initiate exchanging.
“Horticulture CS Peter Munya affirmed that 22 Traders who have been supported by AFA will accept their commodity licenses and the ranchers ought to hope to send out their most memorable yield before the week’s end,” AFA said in an explanation on Friday.
According to the Crops (Miraa) (Amendment) Regulations 2022 all khat exporters looking at the Somali market should be authorized by AFA. They should likewise have a grant for each transfer delivered into the Mahmud-drove country.
Miraa trades should likewise adjust to quality principles set out by the Kenya Bureau of Standards (KEBS).
People tracked down trading khat into Somalia without complying with the set guidelines might wind up in the slammer for a very long time. They will likewise be responsible to pay a fine of up to Ksh.5 million.
Miraa ranchers have invited the restoration of khat exchanging among Kenya and Somalia yet have asked the public authority to give out the necessary licenses and allows quickly.