Monthly Archives: July 2014

EPA UPDATES

EAC EU EPAs- Kigali July 21-23rd 2014 At the end of the final Senior Officials meeting in Kigali on 24th July 2014, the three outstanding issues i.e. Export taxes, domestic and export subsidies and good governance remain unresolved. As such … Continue reading

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Conclusion of the EPA Agreement the EU and the SADC region

An Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) between the EU and the South African Development Community (SADC – South Africa, Angola, Botswana, Lesotho, Mozambique, Namibia and Swaziland) was concluded on 15 July in Pretoria, South Africa. The news was confirmed in a … Continue reading

Posted in July Issue 4 2014 |

New Import Restrictions By EU on Fresh Produce from Kenya Due to Presence of Harmful Organisms/Pests

The EU has expressed concern that since 2011, high presence of harmful organisms in fresh vegetable and fruits exported to the EU have been noticed despite notification to the Kenyan Authorities. Five commodities are mainly affected, namely, Gourds, Basil, Gypsophia, … Continue reading

Posted in July Issue 4 2014 |

Validation workshop on model sexual harassment policy

Kenya Flower Council (KFC) in collaboration with Workers Rights Watch invites you to a validation workshop to go through a draft model sexual harassment policy, Guidelines investigation procedure and monitoring compliance frame work for industry to deal with sexual harassment … Continue reading

Posted in July Issue 4 2014 |

IDD-UL-FITR

The Government has published a gazette notice No. 5021 of 15th July 2014  on the upcoming IDD-UL-FITR. Pursuant to the Public Holidays Act Cap. 110 of the Laws of Kenya, Tuesday 29th July 2014 has been gazetted as a Public … Continue reading

Posted in July Issue 4 2014 |

Climate Change Policy and Bill-Private sector forum

Kenya Flower Council on July 23, 2014 participated in a workshop organized by the Ministry of Environment, Water and Natural Resources in partnership with the Kenya Association of Manufacturers (KAM), Kenya Private Sector Alliance (KEPSA) and Kenya Climate Innovation Center … Continue reading

Posted in July Issue 4 2014 |

EUROPHYT & Russian Phyto Notification reports – June 2014

The following are phytosanitary reports on notifications reported in June 2014: EUROPHYT – EU notification and rapid alert system dealing with interceptions for plant health reasons of consignments of plants and plant products imported into the EU (and Switzerland) or … Continue reading

Posted in July Issue 4 2014 |

EAC EU EPA negotiations update

The Kenya Flower Council attended a consultative meeting at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Trade in preparation for Joint EAC – EU EPA negotiations senior officials meeting scheduled to take place next week on 21st – 23st July … Continue reading

Posted in July Issue 3 2014 |

Validation workshop on model sexual harassment policy

Kenya Flower Council (KFC) in collaboration with Workers Rights Watch will hold a validation workshop to go through the draft model sexual harassment policy, Guidelines investigation procedure and monitoring compliance frame work for industry to deal with sexual harassment on … Continue reading

Posted in July Issue 3 2014 |

NSSF old rates still remains

The Petition number 11 of 2014 challenging the implementation of the NSSF Act No. 45 of 2013 came up for hearing at the Industrial Court sitting in Nakuru on 14th July 2014. After deliberations between all the parties including NSSF, … Continue reading

Posted in July Issue 3 2014 |