Follow health rules or ship out, Kenya tells exporters

What you need to know:

  • A year has passed since the EU raised safety concerns that saw Kenya placed on the list of countries flouting the levels allowed in beans and peas exported to Europe.
  • Stakeholders including farmers, exporters, logistics companies representatives among others, were told that the number of interventions had drastically reduced in the last two months with none reported this month.
  • Kenya has been given up to the end of this month to reduce the amount of pesticides traceable in horticulture products or face possible trade restrictions.

The government has ordered exporters of fresh produce to Europe to either adhere to the laid down health standards or close shop as the country fights to save the multi-billion shilling horticulture sector from collapse.


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