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Firm makes history after suing Mauritius in Comesa Court of Justice
Kenyan firms — regardless of their size — can now sue the government in the Common Market for Southern Africa (Comesa) Court of Justice, the highest in the intergovernmental organisation, if its actions break rules of the trading bloc.
EAC calls for fair trade deals with Europe
East Africa Community says any agreement reached should not upset the common market protocol and customs union in the region.
Exporters at risk over delays in EPAs deal
Kenya could lose heavily if Economic Partnership Agreements (EPAs) are not signed, Musa Sirma, East African Community (EAC) minister said.
EU closer to rescinding deal, could tax Kenyan flowers
The European Union Parliament has tasked a British MP to prepare a report that will determine whether Kenyan flowers exports will be subjected to duty in the EU markets, or continue operating in the quota-free market regime.
Kenya’s dilemma at EU trade talks
Revelations that Kenyan flowers will be subjected to 16 per cent duty should Kenya fail to ratify Economic Partnership Agreements (EPAs) by June raises concern about their role in boosting trade on the continent.
Let spirit of give and take prevail in EPAs deadline
After breaking several self-imposed deadlines for concluding a binding trade pact with African, Caribbean and Pacific countries, the European Commission is turning to legal means to end what is fast becoming a circus.
Flower sector in jeopardy as EU mulls over EPA deadline
Kenya’s flower exports to the European Union will be subjected to a 16 per cent duty should a proposal to impose a deadline on the Economic Partnership Agreements negotiations sail through the European Parliament this year.
Kenya: Region Rallies Behind Nation Over EPAs
The search for a binding pact to safeguard the multi-billion-shilling export trade with Europe has taken a new twist with East African partners resolving to push for new classification of Kenya.
Kenya exports to EU face taxation in trade agreement stalemate
Europe has issued a fresh warning of possible revenue losses for Kenya should the East African Community fail to reach a trade deal soon.
Kenya joins drive to block new EU policy on ARVs
Kenyan activists have written to the European Union and the Kenya Government, protesting what they term damaging trade agreements such as the European Union-India Free Trade Agreement and the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement. They say the pacts would damage the fight against Aids.
EPAs bound to stir unhealthy competition
Kenya Human Rights Commission has called on the government to discontinue Economic Partnership Agreements (EPA) negotiations with the European Union arguing that if signed would deepen dependency on Europe.
EU trade talks may deal blow to Aids fight
Fears have been raised that cheap life-saving anti-retroviral drugs may no longer be available in Kenya if a trade agreement between the EU and India is concluded.
State to pursue elusive EPAs deal as KHRC goes to court
Kenya must pursue negotiations on the Economic Partnership Agreements (EPAs) with the European Union to their favourable conclusion because there is no better alternative.
EPAs bound to stir unhealthy competition
Kenya Human Rights Commission has called on the government to discontinue Economic Partnership Agreements (EPA) negotiations with the European Union arguing that if signed would deepen dependency on Europe.
Kenya picked for new EU food safety training
EU regulations on food safety have undergone many tests with the latest farm-to-fork traceability demand, putting pressure on developing states to adjust their sanitary and phytosanitary control systems to match the European standards.
Iran, Kenya to sign free trade agreement
Iran and Kenya plan to sign an agreement to promote relations in various fields of tourism and establish a free trade zone, Iranian Vice President Hamid Baqaei says.
Farmers reject Government deal with EU
Farmers in the North Rift have opposed a planned trade agreement between the Government and the European Union (EU) that they said risked robbing them of their livelihoods.
East Africa, EU trade talks suffer fresh setback
East Africa’s long running negotiations with Europe over the signing of a new trading agreement appeared headed for the rocks after the parties returned to Dar es Salaam with the old arguments that have stalled the talks for nearly two years.
Kenya may break ranks with EAC on trade deal with
Kenya is considering breaking ranks with its East Africa partners and sign a framework on new economic trade pacts with Europe, citing its disadvantaged position should it fail to do so.
Kenya may break ranks with EAC on trade deal with EU
Kenya is considering breaking ranks with its East Africa partners and sign a framework on new economic trade pacts with Europe, citing its disadvantaged position should it fail to do so.