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On 6 February 2020, (former) US President Trump announced that the United States intends to initiate trade agreement negotiations with the Republic of Kenya following a meeting at the White House with Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta. The announcement came while the US-Kenya Trade and Investment Working Group held its third meeting in Washington (see inaugural meeting, second meeting) - having been established earlier by President Trump and President Kenyatta in August 2018 in order to lay the groundwork for a stronger bilateral trade relationship.

The bilateral negotiations initially commenced on July 7, 2020 (see joint statement). 

See Federal Register notice: Request for comments on matters relevant to specified trade areas, including U.S. interests and priorities, in order to develop objectives and positions for enhanced engagement and subsequent negotiation (Submission deadline: 16 September 2022).

During a virtual meeting on July 14, 2022, the United States Trade Representative, Katherine Tai, and Kenya's Ministry of Industrialization, Trade and Enterprise Development Cabinet Secretary, Betty Maina, launched the United States-Kenya Strategic Trade and Investment Partnership (STIP).  

The charts below provide some broad background data context to current Kenya-US trade in goods; followed by a selection of recent international news updates and documents on the topic. 

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For the Kenya country section here on AGOA.info: Click here 

Please scroll down for relevant news articles relating to the proposed US-Kenya FTA, as well as a range of relevant documents, such as the negotiating principles, a US-Kenya FTA/AGOA trade brochure, and others. 

Trade data covering two-way trade between Kenya and the United States can be viewed in the relevant charts. To activate / deactivate a data series, simply click on the relevant series year in the relevant chart legend.  

 

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