Consolidators, Shippers and Cargo Handlers Consultative Workshop

The Kenya Flower Council (KFC) will hold a consultative workshop on November 5, 2013 at Trade Centre, Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, Nairobi from 10.30 am to 12.00 pm to discuss the draft codes of good practices for consolidators, shippers and cargo handlers under the National Mechanism for Industry-wide Compliance (NMC) project.

NMC is spearheaded by the Kenya Flower Council to support the industry in assuring sustained access to international markets by developing and implementing a national system for industry-wide compliance with the existing regulatory framework for sustainable production. This is necessitated by the realization that despite a myriad of both public and private tools governing the regulation of the cut flower industry in the realm of labour standards, protection and stewardship of natural resources, it is clear from consistent reports and concerns raised by various stakeholders that more work on the robustness of implementation needs to be done.

In this regard, KFC has initiated a revision of the Kenya Standard 1758 published in 2004 as a code of practice in the production of horticultural produce. In addition, the scope has been expanded to include breeders and propagators, consolidators, shippers and cargo handlers codes of best practices.

The inputs on the proposed draft codes of practice will be presented to the Kenya Bureau of Standards (KeBS) for consideration as a revised Kenya Standard.

Kindly confirm your participation to KFC via kfc@wananchi.com  or call 020 2679268 / 020 2043077

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