The National Campaign Against Alcohol and Drug Abuse (NACADA) declared a maximum alcohol trade license fee of Ksh1 million on November 23. This fee applies to businesses involved in importing or exporting alcoholic drinks in Kenya. NACADA has taken over licensing responsibilities from the Intergovernmental Relations Technical Committee.
The licensing fees are based on the volume of alcohol intended to be imported or exported over the next twelve months. Traders dealing with one million liters will pay an annual fee of Ksh1 million. For quantities between 500,000 and 999,999 liters, the fee is Ksh500,000, and for amounts below that, it’s Ksh250,000.
NACADA assured that the certificate will be processed within 14 days after submitting the application.
Here is the process:
- Download the Application Form: Prospective applicants should visit the NACADA website to download the official application form.
- Complete the Application Form: Fill out the downloaded application form accurately and thoroughly.
- Submission of Application: Submit the duly filled application form to the designated receiving officer within the legal department. Ensure that all required documents are attached to the application.
- Review by NACADA Licensing Committee: The NACADA Licensing Committee will convene to review the submitted applications and assess whether the applicant qualifies for an import/export license.
- Consideration of Approval: Based on the committee’s assessment, a decision will be made regarding the approval of the import/export license. The committee will consider factors such as compliance with regulations and other relevant criteria.
- Notification of Approval: If the application is approved, the applicant will be notified by the committee.
- Payment of License Fees: Upon notification of approval, the applicant will be required to pay the prescribed license fees. Details on the payment process will be provided at this stage.
- Issuance of License: Once the requisite license fees are paid, the official import/export license will be issued to the applicant.
- Compliance and Operations: Adhere to all regulations and guidelines outlined by NACADA to ensure ongoing compliance. This includes responsible business practices and any additional requirements specified in the license.
- Renewal and Ongoing Compliance: Stay informed about the license’s expiration date and initiate the renewal process as needed. Continue to comply with all regulations to maintain the validity of the license.
- Applicants are encouraged to thoroughly familiarize themselves with the specific requirements outlined by NACADA and ensure that their applications align with the established criteria for import/export licenses.