Protectionism hurting Africa’s trade deal – KAM

April 11, 2021 The Star 0 Comments

Protectionism is the major hindrance in the implementation of the Africa Continental Free Trade Area Agreement(AfCFTA), according to Kenyan manufacturers.

They are equally seeking conclusion of the ‘rules of origin’ negotiations for key tariff lines such as edible oils, dairy, textile and apparels, motor vehicles, machinery and domestic appliances, and finalisation of tariff negotiations.

Despite Kenya being among the 36 countries that have ratified the agreement as at February 5, 2021,  actual trading under preferential terms is yet to take place for Kenyan businesses. Read More.

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