Kenya witnesses rise in sugar import from Uganda

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Kampala: The export of sugar from Uganda to Kenya continues to rise this season. The Uganda sugar exporters will receive the license to export 20,000 metric tonne more sugar to Kenya next week.

Trade minister Amelia Kyambadde said, that the permits issued to import sugar are part of the agreement of allowing import of total 90,000 tonnes of sugar provided they produce proof that the sugar is produced in Uganda.

The minister said that the export will continue in a pashed manner to ensure that the market is supplied with sufficient sugar.

Kenya in 2020 had imposed a ban on all sugar imports and revoked all sugar import permits including those held by the Uganda manufacturers and exporters as the sugar was flooded in Kenya that affected the domestic market. Kenya also witnessed the dumping of sugar from Uganda smugglers which in turn affected Ugandan farmers.

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