Fish Industry To Benefit From EU Market Following Deal
- Fish and horticulture exports from Kenya to gain access to market in 27 EU countries.
Fish exports from the country will increase following a recent economic partnership agreement between Kenya and the European Union.
Prime Cabinet Secretary, Musalia Mudavadi revealed this, predicting improved business for fishermen from the Lake Region who will now have duty and quota free access to the EU market.
Trade Principal Secretary (PS), Alfred Ombudo K’ombudo led the negotiations on behalf of the Kenya government.
“This agreement is significant and will have huge impact on the Kenya economy. It has opened doors for fish and horticulture to be exported to 27 EU countries and will definitely spur economic growth in the region,” said Mudavadi.
The Prime Cabinet Secretary also revealed that Kenya is currently in similar talks with the United States and the United Arabs Emirates, to further open-up markets for Kenya export products.
By Brian Ondeng’