Kenya-UK trade Agreement to take effect immediately

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Chairman Trade, Industry and Cooperatives Committee of the National Assembly Hon. Adan Haji Ali

Chairman Trade, Industry and Cooperatives Committee of the National Assembly Hon. Adan Haji Ali today delivered key note address at a Thanks-giving reception hosted by CS Trade Industry and Enterprises Development Mrs Betty Maina for the technical team involved in the negotiations of the just concluded Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) .

The chairman commended the team for job well done and assured them of his committee’s support to resource agencies that will be involved in enforcement of the partnership agreement such as Kenya Trade Remedies Agency.

The Kenya-UK negotiors were drawn from civil servants from State Department for Trade, State Law office, and the presidential Delivery Unit. The chief Negotiator was PS for Trade Amb Weru.

” i am thrilled the Kenya-UK EPA affords Livestock farmers particularly those living in Northern part of the country huge opportunity to Export Meat, Leather and Camel Milk to UK duty free-and Quota- free” said the chairman.

Hon. Haji urged the Government to ensure necessary logistical support is put in place so that our farmers can exploit opportunities presented by the agreement fully.