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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.
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.
Attaché Report (GAIN)

Ethiopia: FAIRS Country Report

This report discusses regulatory requirements and standards that must be fulfilled to export food and agricultural products to Ethiopia.
Attaché Report (GAIN)

Ethiopia: FAIRS Export Certificate Report

This report summarizes the list of major export certificates, documentations, and other regulatory requirements to export food and agricultural products to Ethiopia.
Attaché Report (GAIN)

Kenya: Kenya Notification on Canned Vegetables

On June 10, 2021, Kenya notified a draft standard on canned vegetables to the WTO TBT Committee as G/TBT/N/KEN/1102.