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Kenya cornered by EU on EPAs

15 February 2012, 17:41

Nairobi - Capital News reports that access of the country’s produce such as tea, coffee and horticulture into the (European) market in the near future are in jeopardy as the conclusion of the signing a comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) with the European Union continue to be at an impasse.

Kenya seems to be running out of ideal options that would ensure that it continues to secure the lucrative EU market while staying true to the spirit of the East African Community (EAC).

Former Tanzanian President Benjamin Mkapa alluded to the dilema as he pointed out that the option of Kenya going it alone and signing an EPA to protect its agriculture and horticulture sectors would in turn ‘destroy the EAC Customs Union’.

- For more visit Capital News

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