Browsing: Kenyan exports to the EU

Kawira Mutisyas

Kenya is keen on strengthening trade and investment ties with Europe, President Uhuru Kenyatta has said.

According to the Kenyan embassy in Brussels, Kenya has enjoyed a longstanding cordial association and trade relations with the European Union, under the framework of the successive Lomé Conventions and the Cotonou Agreement.

The cooperation began in the 1960s, prior to the Lomé Convention, and has been in the areas of, inter alia: development finance, trade, political, industrial development, energy, socio-cultural, regional cooperation development, agriculture and environment, with the objective to increase export income, promote industrialisation, and promote economic growth of developing countries.

To achieve these objectives, the European Union (EU) provided Kenya and other ACP countries preferential market access for primary products, essentially agriculture and other agro-based products, together with funds and other forms of assistance towards trade and private sector development. The preferences have been non-reciprocal, and are in the …