Memorandum and analysis on the agriculture chapter of the STIP negotiations
Econews Africa, 30th May 2023
Econews Africa, in a memorandum to the Kenya/United States Strategic Trade and Investment Partnership (STIP) has highlighted lack of transparency in the negotiation process and the devastating consequences of negotiating a chapter on Agriculture have been highlighted.
From these consultations, there are real concerns over the decision by the Kenyan Government to negotiate a chapter on agriculture. While arguments have been made that the country is not negotiating market access in the STIP, the understanding of what the American Government wants, based on expert analysis, shows that they are still after accessing the Kenyan market.