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(From The Nation (Kenya) - AAGM)
Byline: Allan Odhiambo
Kenya and other tea producing countries face major trade hiccups, even as players yesterday resolved to protect the global market from oversupply through minimum quality standards.
Although the standards are envisaged to salvage depressed market prices due to bloated supplies, the Inter-governmental Group on Tea (IGG) under the auspices of the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO), is warning of massive reprisals on compliance cost unless the adoption of standards is harmonised.
Compliance for exporters
IGG says that global harmonisation of the standards should be a major …