Monthly Archives: September 2014

EAC EU EPA UPDATE

Today the EAC Member States have finally come to a convergence on the EU proposals on the EPA text.  The next step will be a joint session of EAC and EU senior Officials by mid-October 2014 to formally endorse the … Continue reading

Posted in September Issue 4 2014 |

Strategies to cope and with impact of GSP duties post September 30, 2014

Kenya Flower Council has organized a meeting for exporters and stakeholders on the Strategies to cope with the impact of GSP duties post September 30, 2014. The meeting is scheduled to take place on September 30, 2014 at Morningside office … Continue reading

Posted in September Issue 4 2014 |

Exporters to EU to use GSP certificate of origin from October 1st

With effect from 1st October 2014, exports to the EU will require a GSP certificate of origin and not a EUR 1 certificate as it is now. The publication of the EU Regulation granting GSP beneficiary status to Kenya in … Continue reading

Posted in September Issue 4 2014 |

Parliamentary Committee on Regional Integration meets to discuss EAC EU EPA

The Kenya Flower Council together with Kenya Association of Manufacturers participated in the  National Assembly Committee on Regional Integration meeting held on September 23, 2014 at Continental house Nairobi.  The committee and by extension parliament was updated on the status … Continue reading

Posted in September Issue 4 2014 |

Invitation to a validation workshop on model sexual harassment policy

The Workers’ Rights Watch have organized a validation workshop for auditors 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 flower farms. This is … Continue reading

Posted in September Issue 4 2014 |

Update on EAC EU EPA

The existing document as endorsed by all the EAC Member States following the Arusha meeting on the 10th September will be discussed during  EAC Council of Ministers of Trade by the end of the week for amendments Once consensus by … Continue reading

Posted in September Issue 3 2014 |

Meeting on EU regulations for exporters

The Kenya Flower Council participated in a well-attended meeting organized by KEPHIS on September 17, 2014 to discuss the organization strategy to enhance national official control systems in light of EU concern over interceptions.

Posted in September Issue 3 2014 |

Green Economy Strategy and Implementation Plan (GESIP)

Kenya Flower Council participated in a meeting to discuss the green economy strategy and implementation plan (GESIP). This is spearheaded by the Ministry of environment, water and natural resource and partners. The purpose of the development of GESIP for Kenya … Continue reading

Posted in September Issue 3 2014 |

KFC statement on EAC EU EPAs status following the extra–ordinary meeting of the Sectoral Council on Trade Industry, Finance and Investment- 9-10th September 2014, Arusha

An emergency extra-ordinary meeting of the Sectoral Council on Trade, Industry, Finance and Investment (SCTIFI) was held in Arusha on 9 – 10 September 2014 in Arusha to address the outstanding issues in the EAC EU EPA and very importantly agree on … Continue reading

Posted in September Issue 2 2014 |

OVERVIEW: EU TARIFFS TO APPLY TO ALL FLORICULTURE / ORNAMENTAL PRODUCTS IMPORTED FROM KENYA AS OF 1 OCTOBER 2014

To reply to the growing number of questions Union Fleurs (UF) have been receiving regarding the impact on ornamental products other than cut flowers of the change in tariff situation for imports from Kenya into the EU as of 1 October … Continue reading

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