WASHINGTON - The United States and Kenya held a productive in-person negotiating round under the U.S.-Kenya Strategic Trade and Investment Partnership (STIP) in Nairobi, Kenya, from January 29-31, 2024.
The U.S. delegation was led by the Assistant United States Trade Representative (USTR) Constance Hamilton and included the participation of officials from the U.S. Department of State, the U.S. Department of Agriculture, and the Food and Drug Administration. This meeting followed an in-person negotiating round held October 4-7, 2023, in Washington, DC.
During the three-day negotiating round, the two sides primarily exchanged views on the most recent proposed texts that concern agriculture, good regulatory practices, and workers’ rights. They also discussed textual issues in the chapters on anticorruption; micro-, small-, and medium-sized enterprises, and services domestic regulation.
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 the ongoing commitment to transparency and robust external engagement.
Details on the next negotiating round will be shared at a later date.