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Kenya seeks to shield key state firms in US deal
Kenya is keen on protecting key economic sectors and several strategic state-owned enterprises from the Free Trade Agreement ahead of trade talks with the US slated for July.
Kenya races to safeguard EU market with post-Brexit pact
Kenya has initiated talks with the European Union and the United Kingdom on a post-Brexit trade agreement as the country moves to safeguard its horticultural produce market.
Kenya-US trade talks to start next month, President Kenyatta says
President Uhuru Kenyatta has said the much-anticipated trade talks between Kenya and the United States of America will start on 7th July 2020.
Africalink on Air: Kenya - US free trade agreement
The East African Trade Network is strongly opposed to the creation of a Free Trade Agreement between United States and Kenya.
Kenya sets terms ahead of trade talks with US
Kenya has moved to fence in its key economic segments as it prepares for the first round of free trade area (FTA) negotiations with the US from July 9 to 17.
What Kenya should consider in free trade deal with America
Country must engage in thoughtful, deliberative process or should be set for short end of the stick.
US-Kenya FTA: Kenya negotiating objectives (Jun 2020)
An early assessment of the prospective Kenya-United States trade agreement
Kenya’s negotiations with the United States while the African Union is in ongoing negotiations on a future agreement between African countries makes this a transitional moment in Africa’s trading relationship with the West.
More Kenyan flowers in US bouquets as trade talks to start
US-Kenya trade talks are due to start in the next couple of weeks, US Trade Representative, as Kenya President announced discussions have been delayed until the Africa free-trade deal comes into force.
Kenyan leader put breaks on Kenya-US trade talks, as trade unions unrest hots up
A membership network comprising civil society organizations, trade unions and farmer groups strongly opposed the proposed Kenya-US FTA, as Kenyan President announced a delay in talks.
Why Kenya must keep an eye on data rules in US trade deal talks
The US aims to establish commitments to ensure Kenya refrains from imposing measures that restrict cross-border data flows and does not require the use of installation of local computing facilities.
The US apparel and footwear industry is urging Congress to renew the African Growth and Opportunity Act this year
AGOA doesn’t expire until 2025, but the industry looks for certainty to the region in the face of the pandemic and upcoming US trade talks with Kenya.
US trade deal could cripple agriculture, manufacturing in Kenya
The agreement portends the danger of crippling sectors such as agriculture and manufacturing and disintegration of its economy in Kenya.
America seeks easy access in new trade pact with Kenya
Through the reciprocal trade deal, the US government is seeking unfettered entry for its companies into nearly all segments of Kenya’s economy including the heavily guarded ones.
US-Kenya FTA could undermine “developmental” policies in Africa
By harmonizing Kenya’s trade policies in accordance with the US trade policies and domestic laws, Nairobi seems ready to surrender its policy space once and for all.
Information brief on US-Kenya FTA
Kenya’s basis for FTA with US questioned, inherent dangers flagged by African Trade Experts.
Could Kenya FTA open new biotech potential in Africa?
Anti-biotech activists and sentiment are entrenched throughout Africa, but US farm groups and businesses are hoping a free-trade agreement with Kenya will help the country break through its GMO barriers
US-Kenya FTA and the rights to land and food
The US Trade Representative has announced plans to negotiate a free-trade agreement with Kenya. This would be the first free-trade agreement the US has negotiated with an African nation.
Civil society organizations and concerned activists submit nearly 7,500 comments on proposed US-Kenya trade agreement
Public Citizen submitted formal comments to the US Trade Representative explaining why negotiating a standard US FTA with Kenya is a very bad idea in general.