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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.
Big Oil is in trouble. Its plan: flood Africa with plastic.
Faced with plunging profits and a climate crisis that threatens fossil fuels, the industry is demanding a trade deal that weakens Kenya’s rules on plastics and on imports of American trash.
US-Kenya trade and tax developments
The negotiation of a US-Kenya Free Trade Agreement has spurred interest by prospective US investors, exporters, and importers.The final GILTI, FDII, and BEAT regulations provide the US tax framework for US C corporate investors.
Deadline looms for signing of UK-EAC Brexit trade pact
With just four months to the expiry of the current agreement, ideological differences among member states are hampering the progress of the bloc’s negotiations.
US farmers push for free milk market access to Kenya in trade talks
US dairy farmers want unfettered access of their milk products to the Kenyan market in the proposed free trade agreement between Nairobi and Washington, which could have far-reaching implications on Kenya’s milk farmers.
Proceed with caution over USA trade deal
Negotiations over a trade agreement between Kenya and the US have resumed. The deal could undermine African common markets and flood Kenya with cheap maize and chicken.
What Kenya is seeking in free trade deal talks with America
Kenya’s need to export value-added agricultural products dominated the first round of talks with America after its formal launch on Wednesday last week.
Kenya reluctant to seek Comesa shield, opts for rehabilitation of sugar factories
Kenya is reluctant to seek extension of safeguards that protect the country from importation of cheap sugar from the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (Comesa).
Contentious issues in US-Kenya trade plan
Last week, Kenya and US officially started negotiations of the Free Trade Agreement (FTA). A special interest group comprising civil society, trade unions and farmers have also mobilised against the FTA. This is a common trend globally when trade negotiations begin because the future of these vested interest groups is always uncertain.
Lawyers file suit at EAC court to block Kenya- US trade deal
Kenya’s free trade deal with the US has been challenged before the East Africa Court of Justice days after the two countries opened negotiations on duty-free imports.
Trump bets on Kenya for Africa trade pacts as negotiations begin
US, Kenya kick off negotiations for free-trade agreement. Trump administration not looking to renew Africa regional pact.
Opposition to the proposed US-Kenya free trade agreement
Kenya should abandon or, at the very least, postpone the United States-Kenya Free Trade Agreement negotiations to a later date, civil society groups say in letter to the AfCFTA Secretariat.
More lobbies oppose Kenya, US trade talks
Kenya’s negotiations for a free trade deal with America has received opposition from organisations drawn from across Africa.
Kenya, UK to discuss post-Brexit trade agreement
Kenya says it hopes to conclude a post-Brexit trade deal with the UK before the end of the year.
Kenya eyes e-commerce investments in US pact
Kenya plans to gradually relax its regulations of the digital market to ease entry of US firms and products.