Cut rose flowers from Kenya and Ethiopia will be scrutinized more before accessing the European Union market. According to the Fresh Produce Exporters Association of Kenya, the flowers will be checked 25 percent more starting this May.

The new measures follow the review of EU regulatory measures that sought to take precautionary measures over the false codling moth.

”FPEAK has been advised that the EU Member States representatives, meeting with the EU Commission in the EU Standing Committee SCOPAFF earlier this month, have formally adopted the anticipated changes to the minimum percentage of plant health import inspections at EU borders of consignments of cut roses from Kenya and Ethiopia,” said FPEAK in a statement.

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