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Kenya ratifies Trade Facilitation Agreement in advance of Nairobi Ministerial Conference

Kenya is the 57th WTO member and sixth African nation to ratify the TFA. Representatives from the WTO's 162 members will meet in the Kenyan capital Nairobi from 15-18 December for the organization's 10th Ministerial Conference, the first WTO ministerial to be held in Africa.

The TFA will enter into force once two-thirds of the WTO Membership has formally accepted the Agreement.

In a 1 July address to the WTO's 5th Global Review of Aid for Trade, Amina Mohamed, Kenya's Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Trade said that high trade costs have been identified as a brake on trade integration, growth and development. "Trade Facilitation is a policy good for countries in an integrated and competitive global economy," she declared.

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