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United States - Kenya
 
  Background and Negotiations
   

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.

On May 23, 2023 USTR published Trade and Investment Summary Texts proposed by the U.S. side in negotiations between the United States and Kenya under their Strategic Trade and Investment Partnership (STIP).

The United States and Kenya held a negotiating round under the U.S.-Kenya Strategic Trade and Investment Partnership (STIP) in Washington, D.C. from October 4-7, 2023. During this round, the two sides exchanged views on proposed texts covering agriculture; anticorruption; and services domestic regulation. They also continued their conceptual discussions on the subject of inclusivity in trade.

On april 5, 2024 the United States Trade Representative (USTR) released summaries of texts proposed by the U.S. side on good regulatory practices, workers’ rights and protections, and a second tranche of agriculture text.

During the Fifth Round of U.S.-Kenya Strategic Trade and Investment Partnership Negotiations, finished on May 17, 2024, both parties renewed their commitment to work to conclude an agreement by the end of the year on a high standard, ambitious STIP that reflects mutually shared goals and values. The Sixth round of negotiations took place con June 3-7, 2024.

Documents relating to the negotiations
03-07 June 2024 Sixth round of negotiations of U.S.-Kenya Strategic Trade and Investment Partnership Negotiations PDF Document New!
17 May 2024 Fifth round of negotiations of U.S.-Kenya Strategic Trade and Investment Partnership Negotiations PDF Document
05 April 2024     USTR Releases Summaries from U.S. Kenya Strategic Trade and Investment Partnership Negotiations PDF Document
11 October 2023 Negotiating Round Under the U.S.-Kenya Strategic Trade and Investment Partnership PDF Document
23 May 2023 U.S.-Kenya Strategic Trade and Investment Summary of Texts Proposed by the U.S. Side PDF Document
16 March 2023 In-person negotiating round to be held in Kenya from April 17-20, 2023 PDF Document
10 February 2023 Round of meetings of the U.S.-Kenya Trade and Investment Partnership PDF Document
14 July 2022 United States and Kenya Announce the Launch of the U.S.-Kenya Strategic Trade and Investment Partnership PDF Document
08 July 2020 Joint Statement between the United States and Kenya on the Launch of Negotiations Towards a Free Trade Agreement PDF Document
May 2020 U.S. Summary of Negotiating Objectives PDF Document
17 March 2020 Washington, DC. U.S. Notifies Congress of Intent to Negotiate Trade Agreement with Kenya PDF Document
Source: United States Trade Representative (USTR)

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