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Introduction

On March 2020, at the direction of President Donald J. Trump, the United States
Trade Representative (USTR) Robert Lighthizer notified Congress that the Trump
Administration will negotiate a free trade agreement (FTA) with Kenya. ―Under President
Trump‘s leadership, we look forward to negotiating and concluding a comprehensive, highstandard agreement with Kenya that can serve as a model for additional trade agreements
across Africa,” said Ambassador Lighthizer, in the said letter. According to the USTR, the
proposed FTA intends to ―build[] on the objectives of the African Growth and Opportunity
Act (AGOA) and serve as an enduring foundation to expand U.S.-Africa trade and
investment across the continent.
ECONEWS AFRICA Memorandum on the Kenya-United States FTA – Issues and Strategies _cover