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XINHUA NEWS SERVICE REPORTS FROM THE AFRICAN CONTINENT

 
Kenya intensifies talks to resolve trade barriers

NAIROBI (Xinhua) -- Kenya said on Wednesday that it is in talks with neighbors in assessing the impact of non-tariff barriers given numerous emerging challenges faced by Kenyan products accessing  the regional market.

Adan Mohamed, cabinet secretary for East Africa Community (EAC) and regional development, said the national assembly should redirect legislative focus towards harmonizing EAC laws in the context of various domestic laws to ensure they strengthen regional integration efforts.

“We shall as a ministry be hosting the private sector next week to distill all the issues and develop a common approach to address them. Shortly after we are going to convene an inter-ministerial session to ensure alignment within government,” said Mohamed in a statement issued in Nairobi.

Mohamed who was speaking during a working retreat with the Parliamentary Select Committee on Regional Integration said the apparent slow-down in the implementation of EAC common market protocol decisions has been seen to be hampering investments and capital flows to the region.

He noted that the members were serving at a time of great challenge to Kenya’s regional pre-eminence.

“We must guard against the constantly changing regional dynamics in the East and Horn of Africa which greatly impact on strategic regional interests,” said Mohamed.

He urged the legislators to probe the various bills, reports and protocols in the context of emerging regional dynamics.

Lauding EAC’s contribution to Kenya’s export trade, which stands at 25 percent of Kenya’s global trade volumes, he reiterated that Kenya need to continue pursuing engagements with her neighbors to resolve outstanding issues and protect her economic interests.

           

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