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Kenya lies across the equator in East-central Africa, on the coast of the Indian Ocean. Kenya concluded a peaceful political transition following the National and County elections held in March 2013 and subsequently started to implement a devolved system of governance. The country has been a member of WTO since 1995 and is part of the Common Markets of Eastern & Southern Africa (COMESA) and the Eastern African Community (EAC). The main export sectors are coffee, fruits and vegetables and petroleum oils and main trading partners are Uganda, U.A.E and Rwanda. 

ITC has several on-going projects in Kenya, including Programme for Building African Capacity for Trade (PACTII), Supporting India’s Trade Preferences for Africa (SITA), Netherlands Trust Fund Phase III and Promoting Intra-Regional Trade in East Africa and the project. ITC has also published a report titled Kenya: Company Perspectives – An ITC Series on Non-Tariff Measures in 2014. 


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Export potential

Notes: Top 20 products listed in decreasing order of their export potential to the world. Development indicators are relative to the country’s current situation, green indicating performance above its trade-weighted median and red otherwise. A blank cell indicates that data are not available. A blank cell in export potential means that the product was not consistently demanded over five years by any country in the respective region. Exports (US$ thousand) correspond to average exports to the world over the period 2009-2013.