Kenya Signs Post-Brexit Trade Pact With U.K. to Avoid Disruption



David Herbling | Bloomberg

Kenya signed an agreement with the U.K. to ensure continued preferential trade terms with its biggest European partner after Brexit, Trade Secretary Betty Maina said.

Kenya, the biggest economy in the East African Community, broke ranks with other members in forging the bilateral deal because it is designated as a developing economy and would not be eligible for the preferential access granted to least-developed countries, Maina said in emailed statement on Thursday.

Kenyan exports, including tea, flowers, fruit and vegetables will continue to have duty- and quota-free access after the U.K. leaves the European Union, Maina said.

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