- Senior officials from the three East African Community (EAC) countries, in Washington Thursday, opposed the move by a US trade lobby to restrict their eligibility status for the African Growth and Opportunity Act (Agoa).
- Top US trade agency had announced last month that Kenya would be spared review of its Agoa eligibility.
- Looming over the three-hour session was the Trump administration's “America First” policy. The US president has vowed to oppose any trade initiative that he deems injurious to American interests.
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