Relief for Kenyan Exporters as EPAs Negotiations End
Kenyan exporters to the European Union (EU) market can now breathe a sigh of relief after Kenya brokered a deal with the Union on the Economic Partnership Agreements (EPAs).
Trade in goods, customs and trade facilitation, technical barriers to trade, sanitary and phytosanitary measures, agriculture, fisheries, economic and development cooperation as well as in- stitutional arrangement, dispute settlement and final provision are part of what is covered in the agreement.
According to Ms Betty Maina, Chief Executive Officer of Kenya Association of Manufacturers (KAM), the deal could see the country save jobs and maintain its market share for Europe.
“We applauded the government for expeditiously concluding negotiations especially after the October 1 deadline had