Nigeria is to establish a free trade zone with Kenya, South Africa and Egypt. The four countries have already worked out modalities for establishing the zone.
Kenya teamed up with Rwanda to sign a free trade pact with European Union in Brussels today in a move calculated to cajole other East African Community states to beat the September 30 deadline.
The EPA issue has once again re-emerged when Tanzania informed EAC Members and the EU that it would not be able to sign the Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) between EU and the six EAC Member States.
Preserving and consolidating the East African Community market should be of priority to all the EAC partner states — not prematurely signing the EU’s free trade agreement.
Kenya finds itself isolated after its peers in East Africa develop cold feet on a trade deal with the European Union.
East African countries have been asked to reject the impending trade deal with the European Union.
The EU plans to raise the pressure on six African countries to implement controversial free trade agreements by putting an end to their preferential access to the EU market.
The full implementation of EPA, may shift consumption away from local products, to EU goods.
Trade within East Africa Trade will receive a boost this year with the implementation of the cargo pre-clearance system at the port of Mombasa by the Kenya Revenue Authority.
Kenya has been granted a one-year extension of sugar import limits from the regional trade bloc Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA) to revamp its ailing sugar industry.
Ahead of a meeting between Indian Prime Minister Modi and German Chancellor Merkel this week, European manufacturers had already protested India’s patents policy, arguing that it doesn’t protect sensitive technology.
L’Ouganda est prêt à mettre en œuvre l’accord commercial bilatéral que les présidents Yoweri Museveni et Uhuru Kenyatta ont signé.
Christophe de Vroey, EU trade and communication counsellor, is interviewed by CNBC Africa on what has changed for Kenya’s horticulture sector since the economic partnership agreement.
Kenya is one of the world’s largest exporters of cut stems, so how is the east African country faring in the face of Europe’s tough trade policies?
The issues that had remained in contention until last week are critical for Kenya and EAC’s future development, but we capitulated.
Political blockages in the trade talks between the East African Community and the EU continue.
Flower farms in Naivasha are now warning of mass relocation to either Ethiopia or Tanzania in the wake of the collapse of Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) talks.
Kenya’s push for an expeditious agreement between the East African Community and the European Commission over the long dragging trade negotiations suffered a major blow as nothing had been signed by yesterday.
An EAC delegation is in Brussels for three days of negotiations with the EU over the finalisation of the draft EPA deal that was agreed on by Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Rwanda and Burundi on Saturday.
Kenya Human Rights Commission and others demand extension of September 30 deadline to sign the pending trade deal between the East African Community and EU on the grounds that failure to reach agreement will hurt half a million horticultural workers, mostly women.