Bloc strikes deal with EU on fresh produce

What you need to know:

  • Foreign Affairs Cabinet secretary Amina Mohammed said the EAC had written to the EU informing it that they had reached an agreement.
  • “I must caution that because of the delays, we may have to meet a higher degree of taxation, because of the process it will have to go through to be implemented,” Ms Mohammed said on Sunday.
  • Kenya could have chosen to negotiate alone with the EU, but Nairobi opted to bring in the regional bloc, saying it would accelerate integration.

The East African Community has accepted a draft agreement for fresh produce exports to the European Union market.

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