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EAC Seeks Deal For Kenyan Exports To Europe Despite EPA Stalemate

The East Africa Community (EAC) has asked the European Union not to punish Kenyan agricultural products exported to Europe. A heads of states summit in Dar es Salaam resolved to petition the EU on behalf of Kenya and agreed to dispatch Ugandan president Yoweri Museveni, the new EAC chairman to present Kenya’s case. President Museveni, […]

Kenya will continue enjoying duty-free and quota-free access for its goods to the European Union (EU) even if neighbouring countries fail to approve the Economic Partnership Agreements (EPAs). Josiah Rotich, the chief trade development officer at the Trade ministry, said that Kenya will, however, not enjoy other benefits that come with the EPA until all […]

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Attention shifts to President John Magufuli as Kenya leads its integration partners to Arusha in a last-ditch effort to safeguard its free trade arrangement with Europe, amid stiff opposition from Tanzania. The East African Community’s extra-ordinary heads of state summit follows a surprise move by Tanzania to pull out of an earlier commitment that would […]

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Kenyan exporters eyeing European markets on Tuesday got relief from a looming tax burden after the government signed a new Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) with Brussels. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Trade on Tuesday evening announced that the EAC states had finally signed an agreement with the European Union, two weeks after the […]

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Kenya’s fresh produce exporters on Wednesday called on the East Africa Community (EAC) and the European Union negotiators to speed up ratification of the new Economic Partnership Agreements (EPAs). Kenya Flower Council chief executive officer Jane Ngige said that she hopes negotiating parties will speed up the ratification of the EPA to save Kenyan exports […]

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