Kenya China Trade Agreement

A large part of Kenya`s exports to the United States (textiles and clothing) are therefore not eligible for the GSP scheme and are therefore only covered by AGOA. If AGOA is not renewed and Kenya does not guarantee the free trade agreement with the United States, other EAC member states will benefit from a strategic trade advantage with the United States. An agreement that governs most trade between countries would require congressional approval. It remains to be seen whether such an agreement could go through Congress. For example, Democrats might worry about Kenya`s low wages and labor standards. « Kenya`s apparently unilateral decision to marginalize the EAC is largely motivated by its past experience in negotiating joint agreements. First, Kenya`s move undermines Kenya`s image and image as a advocate for Pan-Africanism and regional integration and could ultimately impact Kenya`s trade with the region. Exports to Africa account for 40% of Kenya`s merchandise exports, compared to 8% for the United States. . . .