EAC states oppose ejection from Agoa over used-clothes ban
Friday July 14 2017
Customers at a secondhand clothes market in Kenya. PHOTO | FILE
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.