A member of COMESA, EAC and ACP;

  • A COMESA Fund Member by signature and ratification of the COMESA Fund Protocol;
  • Is the first country to make its contribution of COM$ 1,150,000 to the Fund in 2006;
  • Total amount approved under RISM is €8,041,085; and
  • COMESA Fund Coordinating Ministry is the National Treasury.

Background Information
The support provided to Kenya has already contributed to eliminating of Non-Tariff Barriers (NTBs) that hinder trade and to setting up of a coordinating committee and secretariat that deals with regional integration matters at the national level. In the effort to enhance regional integration, Kenya restructured the government institutional structure pooling together all departments implementing regional integration programmes and institutionalized wide stakeholder participation in policy and implementation of regional commitments. Kenya intends to improve its business environment by ensuring that the transit transport facilitation instruments such as vehicle dimensions and axle-load limits are configured in line with COMESA and the East African Community.

Regional Integration Commitments and Targets
As part of its regional commitments, Kenya targeted by 2016 to:

  • setup and ensure the continuous operationalization of its National Inter-Ministerial Coordinating Committee,
  • eliminate at least 70% of NTB’s reported against the country,
  • adopt EAC harmonized standards,
  • establish an STR Agreement, adopt the COMESA Competition Regulations,
  • sign and ratify the COMESA Common Investment Area (CCIA) Agreement,
  • implement the Double Taxation Agreement ,
  • implement the COMESA harmonized road transport charges,
  • implement the COMESA harmonized axle load limit,
  • implement the COMESA harmonized vehicle dimensions and
  • implement the COMESA carrier license.