Kenya and UK sign trade deal, here is what it means

Uhuru and Boris Johnson

President of Kenya Uhuru Kenyatta shakes hands with Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson at 10 Downing Street in central London on January 21, 2020, ahead of their meeting. 

Photo credit: Tolga Akmen | Pool | AFP

What you need to know:

  • Once signed and ratified by both sides, Kenyan exporters of flowers and other fresh vegetables will continue accessing the UK market under a duty free, quota-free arrangement, just the way they did when the UK was in the European Union.

Kenya and the United Kingdom on Tuesday formally signed a trade agreement ending an era of doing business through protocols of the European Union, from which London will be exiting by the end of December.

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