From the Document: "The United States and Kenya began free trade agreement (FTA) negotiations in 2020 under then-President Trump and President Uhuru Kenyatta of Kenya. Negotiations are currently on hold as the Biden Administration reviews its trade policy priorities. Some Members of Congress have pressed the Administration to proceed with the talks, but the July 1 expiration of U.S. Trade Promotion Authority (TPA), under which President Trump had notified Congress of his intent to enter into the bilateral FTA negotiations, and the planned 2022 presidential elections in Kenya may complicate the path forward. A U.S.-Kenya FTA would be the first U.S. FTA with a country in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA). Congressional interest may include (1) Congress's constitutional authority to regulate foreign commerce; (2) the FTA's potential effects on the U.S. economy, and trade and foreign policy implications; and (3) statutory mandates in the African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA, P.L. 106-200, as amended), which among other things directs the President to seek African FTA partners."
CRS In Focus, IF11526
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