On March 17, 2020 the United States notified Congress that it will negotiate a trade agreement with Kenya.
In May 2020 USTR published a summary of the negotiating objectives. On July 8, 2020, the US and Kenya formally launched negotiations towards a free trade agreement.
On July 14, 2022 the United States and Kenya Announce the Launch of the U.S.-Kenya Strategic Trade and Investment Partnership. Both governments agreed to pursue enhanced engagement leading to high standard commitments in a wide range of areas with a view to increasing investment; promoting sustainable and inclusive economic growth; benefiting workers, consumers, and businesses (including micro-, small-, and medium-sized enterprises); and supporting African regional economic integration.
On February 10, 2023 the U.S. and Kenya concluded a round of meetings of their Trade and Investment Partnership.