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UK and Kenya sign trade agreement

The UK has signed yesterday an Economic Partnership Agreement with Kenya. The deal was signed in London by International Trade Minister Ranil Jayawardena and Kenya’s Cabinet Secretary for Trade, Minister Betty Maina.

This trade agreement will ensure that all companies operating in Kenya, including British businesses, can continue to benefit from duty-free access to the UK market.

It will support jobs and economic development in Kenya, as well as avoid possible disruption to UK businesses such as florists who will be able to maintain tariff-free supply routes for Kenya’s high-quality flowers.

Top goods imports to the UK from Kenya last year were in tea, coffee and spices (£121M); vegetables (£79M); and live trees and plants, mostly flowers (£54M).

Also read: Kenya keen on strengthening trade ties with the EU

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