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Kenya’s exports of cut-flower ornamentals to the United Kingdom could be subject to additional tariffs by the end of this year if the Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) is not ratified.  The Kenyan parliament has refused to ratify it citing certain clauses that have raised concerns from some stakeholders.  A section of parliamentarians consider that the EPA, having been adapted from that of the East African Community (EAC) and the European Union (EU), should be ratified with other member states doing the same.  

The Kenya-UK trade deal worth £1.4 billion signed on December 8, 2020 provides Kenyan businesses duty-free access to the UK market. Meanwhile, Kenya will start phasing out duty and quota barriers on a set number of UK products 12 years after the EPA has come into force. 


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Selected flower farms are expected to receive a total of Sh8 million ($74,000) aid following a joint project by Civil Society Organisations under Hivos East Africa’s Women@Work Campaign and the Kenya Flower Council (KFC).

According to a statement from KFC, the farmers received food packages and mobile money transfers worth $74,000 in selected flower farms.

“A total of 7,500 workers in the flower sector are set to receive the rations as a relief measure due to disruption of income as a result of COVID-19 pandemic. Hundreds of permanent workers were sent home on paid and unpaid leave during the month of March and April, while seasonal workers have been rendered jobless. Although most flower farms, in recent weeks, have recalled their workers as exports to various markets continue to pick up, many are still at home and unemployed. The flower sub-sector employs over 200, 000 workers employed directly on the …