U.S. trade talks with Kenya, U.K. delayed due to COVID-19


The U.S. continues to pursue trade agreements with Kenya and the UK, however, negotiations are being delayed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. This week, the U.S. and Kenya decided to temporarily pause trade talks due to concerns that Kenyan officials were possibly exposed to COVID-19.

The two countries began talks earlier this week. In late April, NPPC submitted comments to the U.S. Trade Representative on a trade deal between the two countries, noting that an agreement has the potential for an increase in the demand for U.S. pork products, but import duties and all non-tariff barriers on U.S. pork need to be fully eliminated. COVID-19 is also the reasoning behind delayed trade talks with the U.S. and U.K.