Kenyan fruit to gain access to Chinese market
An agreement is to be signed between Kenya and China that will allow the African country to export avocados, mangoes, cashew nuts and other products to the Asian market. The president of Kenya will head a delegation of farmers and horticultural merchants to China in November for the 1st Shanghai Import Expo. This phytosanitary agreement will allow over 40% of Kenya’s fresh produce to be exported.
According to a statement from Kenya’s House of Representatives, “Another expected result of the President’s visit to Shanghai will be the signing of a memorandum of understanding for the establishment of a trade negotiation working group whose mandate will be to negotiate trade tariffs, especially on exports of tea and coffee to China, as well as also explore additional markets for the country’s cash crops.”