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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.
Kenya exports to EU face taxes
The European Union has for the first time indicated that the failure by the East African Community to sign a new trade agreement will lead to introduction of taxes on Kenyan exports to Europe.
EA trading ‘free’ as Europe deal lapses
The East African Community is trading “free” with the European Union — without a binding agreement — following the expiry of an interim arrangement and the failure by teams negotiating from both parties to settle on a comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement.
Kenya-S.Africa to enhance trade relations
There is need to address the prevailing trade imbalance between Kenya and South Africa in order to enhance trade relations between the two countries Trade Permanent Secretary Dr (Eng) Cyrus Njiru has said.
Kenya, India strengthen bilateral trade
Kenya last week signed a new bilateral agreement with India, geared towards advancing trade, investment and technical cooperation.
Kenya seeks to fast-track trade deal with Europe
Kenya is gunning for a fast-track programme that will enable it sign a comprehensive economic partnership agreement with the European Union by July next year despite opposition from civil society groups.
Forget EPAs With Europe, Go for GSP-Plus, Activists Say
Developing countries negotiating with the European Union for an economic partnership agreement (EPA) or a free trade agreement should apply for "GSP-Plus" status with the EU, Kenya Civil Society activists say.
Kenyan jobs on the line as regional trading blocs warm up to merger
The pact signed on Wednesday could hasten the proposed African Economic Community but may come too soon, especially for Kenyan manufacturers.