circular economy,  free trade agreement

EU, Kenya negotiations for a free trade agreement

According to a press release of EU Parliament:

  • On 19 June 2023, the EU and Kenya concluded negotiations on an economic partnership agreement (EPA);
  • The text of the EPA or FTA (free trade agreement-preferential origin) includes binding provisions on trade and sustainable development;
  • This text must be: a) gone through legal revision; b) submitted for signature and conclusion to the Council; c) signed by EU and Kenya; d) accepted by the EU Parliament; e) ratified by Kenya and the EU Member states.

Futhermore, after the consent by the European Parliament, the parties may decide to provisionally apply parts of the agreement