EUROPEAN TRADE DEAL WITH EAST AFRICAN COMMUNITY SET TO INCREASE MEAT AND LIVESTOCK TRADE

KENYA’S meat industry is worried that east Africa’s meat and livestock sector could suffer from the impact of subsidised European Union (EU) exports now a trade deal has been agreed between the EU and the East African Community (EAC).Speaking days after an Economic Partnership Agreement (EAP) has been agreed between the two, Qalicha Wario, chief executive officer of the Kenya Livestock Marketing Council, warned: “I think that if they give a subsidy of 80% per cent [to EU farmers] it is not fair.” The effect could be “killing the pastoralists and the ...


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