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Kenya Access To Europe Intact Despite EAC Hitch

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 […]

The Europe Union has released Sh198 million to the Treasury as refund for Kenyan troops fighting Al-Shabaab militants in Somalia after a seven-month delay attributed to a verification hitch. Treasury documents show that Kenya received the money in September with the last refund coming in February in a reimbursement that is meant to happen quarterly. […]

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Kenyan exporters eyeing the European Union market face a tax bill of up to Sh100 million per week starting next Wednesday after failure to sign a new trade agreement. The development could pile more pressure on the shilling, which is already hurting from suppressed tourism inflows. Trade between the EU and partner states of the […]

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Italy is in talks with other European Union states about sharing the burden of rescuing migrants crossing the Mediterranean in crowded boats from North Africa, senior officials meeting in Milan said on Tuesday. So far this year, more than 63,000 migrants have arrived in Italy by sea, according to the UN refugee agency (UNHCR), surpassing […]

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Kenya is hosting a conference on Tuesday that brings together 79 developing nations to discuss trade and economic concerns with the European Union. During the four-day meeting, African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) countries are expected to discuss market access of agricultural commodities to Europe. In particular, ACP countries are looking to protect preferential treatment for […]

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