Streamlining government procedures, improving transport maintenance and IT infrastructure, and better dissemination of trade-related information are cited as keys to improving Kenya’s export performance, in a new ITC country study on non-tariff measures. Two-thirds of companies surveyed in Kenya are facing difficulties with trade-related regulations, according to 750 Kenyan exporters and importers interviewed for the ITC survey. They particularly cite difficulties in complying with technical requirements due to red tape and delays in public agencies. The study also confirms that countries of the East African Community need to make greater efforts to harmonize procedures and product standards.
Publication Date: 21 Mar. 2014