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Eyeing ‘quick progress,’ U.S. and Kenya announce new trade initiative

July 14, 2022 at 2:03 PM
The U.S. and Kenya on Thursday announced a new “Strategic Trade and Investment Partnership” to negotiate “high-standard commitments” in areas like digital trade, agriculture, small and medium-sized businesses, standards, labor and the environment – issues chosen because the two sides can make progress “right away,” a senior official with the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative said. The new initiative, previewed last month after a meeting between USTR Katherine Tai and her Kenyan counterpart, Betty Maina, follows in the footsteps...

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