Kenya and the United States will hold in-person trade talks from April 17 to 20, 2023. The talks will focus on proposals adopted from draft negotiations initiated in July 2022.
The two countries previously held a week of meetings on the US-Kenya Strategic Trade and Investment Partnership (STIP) in Washington. The partnership aims to develop a roadmap for engagement in areas such as agriculture, digital trade, action on climate change, and trade facilitation and customs procedures.
The talks will cover various areas, including agriculture, where both countries will consider measures to facilitate agricultural trade and enhance transparency and understanding of science-based Sanitary and Phytosanitary (SPS) measures. They will also focus on combating graft through information sharing of best practices to prevent and combat bribery and corruption.
Furthermore, the two countries will explore negotiating specific commitments to support digital inclusion, including accessibility and online consumer protection.
The US delegation will be led by Assistant United States Trade Representative Connie Hamilton, and will include representatives from several other U.S. government agencies. The in-person negotiations aim to enhance the trade relationship between Kenya and the US by exploring different ways to deepen their partnership and achieve mutual benefits.