NAIROBI - The United States and Kenya held an in-person negotiating round for the U.S.-Kenya Strategic Trade and Investment Partnership in Nairobi, Kenya from April 17-20, 2023.
The U.S. delegation was led by the Assistant United States Trade Representative Constance Hamilton. The U.S. delegation also included officials from the Department of State, the Department of the Treasury, the Department of Commerce, the Department of Agriculture, the Food and Drug Administration, the United States Agency for International Development, and the Federal Trade Commission.
This meeting followed productive conceptual discussions held February 6-10, 2023 in Washington, D.C.
During the four-day negotiating round in Nairobi, the two sides exchanged views on proposed texts covering agriculture; anticorruption; micro, small and medium-sized enterprises; and services domestic regulation. Officials from both sides agreed to pursue an ambitious negotiating schedule in the coming months to continue making progress.
The United States and Kenya launched the United States-Kenya Strategic Trade and Investment Partnership on July 14, 2022, with the goals of increasing investment; promoting sustainable and inclusive economic growth; benefiting workers, consumers, and businesses; and supporting African regional economic integration.
Congressional staff traveled to Nairobi and were briefed by USTR officials throughout the round. USTR also hosted a roundtable discussion with stakeholders on the margins of the round as part of our ongoing commitment to transparency and robust external engagement.
Details on the next negotiating round will be shared at a later date.