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U.S.-Kenya FTA Negotiations [Updated May 27, 2022]   [open pdf - 635KB]

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. The Biden Administration has not resumed the FTA talks, but has stated its interest in deepening bilateral trade relations and sent a high-level U.S. delegation to Kenya in May 2022 to discuss trade issues. Some Members of Congress, including the chair of the Ways and Means committee, and U.S. business groups have pressed the Administration to resume and conclude the FTA. The 2015 grant of Trade Promotion Authority (TPA), under which President Trump initiated the FTA talks, expired in July 2021, potentially complicating congressional consideration of the proposed FTA. 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. [Public Law] 106-200, as amended) directing the President to seek FTAs in Africa."

Report Number:
CRS In Focus, IF11526
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Date:
2022-05-27
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Public Domain
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Congressional Research Service: https://crsreports.congress.gov/
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