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AfCFTA states terms for members in other pacts
African countries negotiating free trade agreements with parties from other parts of the world will be required to grant the same preferences or better terms to African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) member states.
An open letter to the Kenyan government about the Kenya - British EU agreements
Kenyan civil society groups send a letter of demands to the government regarding its bilateral and multilateral agreements with the UK and EU.
US Chamber drives for Kenya-US trade deal
The United States Chamber of Commerce has urged President Joe Biden to seal a new trade deal with Kenya, which was initiated by his predecessor Donald Trump.
UK-Africa trade: What will Brexit change?
UK has already inked post-Brexit trade deals with 13 African countries. These new agreements, which offer duty-free and quota-free access to British markets, aren’t much different to the old ones, as they are mainly transferring the conditions in the EU deals into bilateral agreements between the UK and the African nation, or blocs.
Kenya gears for third round talks on US trade deal
Trade and Industrialization Cabinet Secretary Betty Maina says the country is ready to return to the negotiating table once the new administration in the US settles.
Kenya and UK sign trade deal
The trade deal will enable Kenyan exporters of flowers and other fresh vegetables will continue accessing the UK market under a duty free, quota-free arrangement, just the way they did when the UK was in the European Union.
Episode 11: The US Kenya FTA part 3 featuring Lori Wallach
In this third episode of the US Kenya FTA series, we are joined by Dr. Isaac Rutenberg the Director of CIPIT, and Lori Wallach, Head Director and Founder of Global Trade Watch.
Greenpeace Africa petitions CS on plastic deal in Kenya–US trade talks
The Kenyan Trade Cabinet received a 20,000–strong petition calling on her to take a strong stand against any influence by the American Chemistry Council, which Greenpeace said is keen to secure market for the US plastic industry.
Campaign groups respond to announcement that a UK-Kenya deal has been finalised
UK-Kenya trade must be fit for the 21st century, say campaign groups.
UK-Kenya deal creates ‘huge risks to regional trade’
The UK’s trade deal with Kenya to avoid tariffs on food imports including cocoa, coffee and bananas, could risk undermining established regional trade relationships in East Africa, trade campaigners have warned.
Kenya, UK agree terms of post-Brexit trade pact
Kenya, UK have concluded an economic partnership agreement under the stalled EU-EAC EPA’s text which Kenya ratified in October 2016.
Labour urges UK trade secretary to end delays over Kenya and Ghana deals
Liz Truss urged to sign off deals quickly to spare African states high tariffs once Brexit transition period ends.
Update: Kenya - US free trade agreement
The talks have moved into the second round. Kenya has prepared text for 13 chapters.
Rethinking trade: Kenya and the environment
So-called “trade agreements” such as the US-Kenya trade deal have nothing to do with trade. But rather they impose new limits on government regulatory authority.
US seeks to stop Kenya’s digital taxation plans in FTA deal
Kenya’s plans to tax digital services could hit a brick wall following its negotiations for a free trade deal with the US.
East African partners throw Kenya under the bus in Brexit talks
Meetings called to negotiate a collective trade agreement between the EAC and the United Kingdom have failed to make any substantive progress.
Kenya offers EAC partners seat in UK trade deal talks
Kenya has welcomed its neighbours in negotiating fora post-Brexit trade deal with the UK for a duty and quota-free market.
US tells Kenya to publicly support Israel or forget free trade deal
The US indicates that the deal with Kenya should, with respect to commercial partnerships, discourage actions that prejudice or discourage business between the US and Israel.
Mukhisa says planned Kenya-US trade deal unfavourable
The Donald Trump’s administration is seeking abolition of import duty on agricultural exports to Kenya.
Kenya’s tariff dilemma in trade talks with US
Tariffs remain Kenya’s main trade policy instrument while juggling between boosting international trade and cushioning local producers from external competition.