New Manager for FloraHolland Kenya Local office

Jaspher Veldkamp FloraHolland Manager, Ethiopia will be replacing Geert-Jan van der Kooij in Kenya as of 1st of July. GJ van der Kooij has been overseeing smooth running of FloraHolland operation in Kenya

The two Managers held a meeting with the Kenya Flower Council Chief Executive Jane Ngige where they noted that only four of the KFC silver certified members namely Timaflor, Bondet, Bilashaka and Mt. Elgon are appearing on the FloraHolland auction clock.
The following was also discussed:

  • Progress with the Kenya Revenue Authority on the VAT refunds and also the new requirement where all exports must be supported by landing certificates issued by the tax authority of the country of destination.
  • Hivos campaign progress
  • The IFTF show scheduled in November in Holland; The FloraHolland expressed an interest to partner with Kenyan Growers in showcasing Kenya as a destination of quality flowers by participating and supporting a pavilion.
  • Update of the EAC-EU economic Partnership Agreement.
  • Structured interactions between FloraHolland and KFC.

FloraHolland will be exhibiting during the upcoming IFTEX show scheduled for June 5-7 2013 at Visa Oshwal Centre, Nairobi.

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