In Summary
  • The prestigious designation is expected to be announced during President Kenyatta's planned visit to Washington next week, Bloomberg said.
  • The US bilateral trade deals with sub-Saharan countries are meant as successor arrangements to the multilateral Agoa programme due to expire in 2025.
  • Kenya ranks as the United States' sixth-biggest trade partner in the sub-Saharan region, Bloomberg noted.

New York,

The Trump administration has tapped Kenya as the first sub-Saharan nation to start talks with the US on a bilateral trade deal, the Bloomberg News agency reported on Tuesday.

The prestigious designation is expected to be announced during President Uhuru Kenyatta's visit to Washington next week, Bloomberg said.

Kenya's Foreign Affairs Principal Secretary Macharia Kamau confirmed the report.

TRADE PACT

Mr Kamau told Bloomberg that the US and Kenya are aiming for significant progress towards an agreement in the coming months.

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