CONCERN RISES IN KENYA OVER IMPENDING END TO DUTY-FREE TRADE STATUS

CONCERN is growing in Kenya that its meat and livestock industry will be kicked out from the European Union’s EU) ‘market access regulation’ (MAR) from October 1, which has granted its exporters duty-free and quota-free access to EU consumers and businesses since 2008. The problem is that Kenya’s partners within the Eastern African Community (EAC) are unwilling to ratify an Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) struck with the EU in 2014. This was supposed to be in place by now, so that it could replace the MAR trade benefits from October 1. But Kenya’s ...


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