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Having pegged its nationally acceptable limit of aflatoxin in peanut at 10 parts per billion (ppb) as far back as 2018, Ghana could well be leading, and not just supporting the regional block’s preference of setting the MRL for aflatoxin in peanut at 10 ppb.
On May 5, 2022, trade and finance ministers from East African Community (EAC) member countries agreed to raise minimum common external tariffs from 25 to 35 percent on several agricultural products.
On April 8, 2022, the Government of Ethiopia (GOE) passed a directive allowing franco-valuta imports of essential food commodities without foreign exchange permits.
International Agricultural Trade Report

Opportunities for U.S. Snack Food and Beverage Exports to Kenya

Kenya is a growing middle-income nation that acts as the economic, financial, and transport hub of East Africa. Kenya’s population demographic consists of a median age of 20 years, with 33.8 percent of the population between the ages of 25 and 54 years.
The Ethiopian Sugar Corporation (ESC) and the Ethiopian Industrial Input Development Enterprise (EIIDE) have separately issued international competitive tenders to purchase 200,000 metric tons (MT) of white cane sugar and 10,000 MT of lint cotton, respectively.
Attaché Report (GAIN)

Kenya: Exporter Guide

Kenya’s imports of consumer-oriented food products grew at an average annual rate of 9.6 percent between 2016 and 2020. This increase was fueled by a growing middle class with rising disposable income, increased urbanization, and expanding modern food retail and food service sectors.
The 2020 FAIRS report provides up to date information on the regulations and procedures for the importation of food and agricultural products to Ghana. A link to access the specific labeling requirements for baby foods has been provided.
This report provides information on the certificates required for the importation of food and agricultural products into Ghana, plus further information on food product registration, labeling, import permits and other relevant information to assist U.S. exporters.
On December 10, 2021, the Government of Kenya announced it would grant exemptions to tariffs on non-genetically-modified (GM) feed ingredients in response to rising feed costs.
This report provides updates on Government of Kenya (GOK) import requirements and regulations for food and agricultural products. It includes applicable laws and guidelines, import procedures, and contact details of key trade regulatory and specialist agencies.
This report complements the FAIRS Annual Country Report for Kenya and provides information on certificates required by the Government of Kenya (GOK) to export food and agricultural products into the country.
On August 6, 2021, the Government of Ethiopia (GOE) announced a revised edition of the customs tariff book. The revised tariff book includes over 8,000 tariff line items for raw materials, intermediate, consumer-oriented, and capital goods.