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Committee Of The National Assembly Adan Haji Thanks Interior Minister For His Support

The Chairperson, Trade, Industry and Cooperative Departmental Committee of the National Assembly Hon. Adan Haji Ali, last evening joined a thanksgiving reception hosted by Cabinet Secretary, Ministry of Industrialisation,Trade and Enterprise Development, Ms. Betty Maina, for the technical team involved in the negotiations of the just concluded Kenya-United Kingdom, Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA).

The chairman commended the team for job well done and assured them of his Committee's support in resourcing the agencies that will be involved in enforcement of the EPA such as Kenya Trade Remedies Agency. 

The Kenya-UK EPA negotiators were drawn from among civil servants in the State Department for Trade, State Law Office and the Presidential Delivery Unit. The chief negotiator was Principal Secretary for Trade, Amb Johnson Weru.The chair was accompanied by Member for Nyando Constituency and Committee Member, the Hon Jared Okelo, and the Committee Secretariat.

"I am thrilled that the Kenya-UK EPA affords livestock farmers particularly those living in the northern part of the country, a huge opportunity to export meat, leather and camel milk to UK Duty-Free and Quota-Free", noted Hon Adan Haji Ali.

Hon Haji urged the Government to ensure necessary safeguards and logistical support is put in place so that Kenyan farmers can exploit opportunities presented by the EPA fully.

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