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On Wed, Sep 2, 2020 at 2:18 PM James Mbugua <jgmbugua@gmail.com> wrote:

> Ali,
>
> Where is the source document you are referring to?
>
> JG
>
> On Wed, Sep 2, 2020 at 8:21 AM Ali Hussein via kictanet <
> kictanet@lists.kictanet.or.ke> wrote:
>
>> Dear Listers. The above refers.
>>
>> So the Kenya government has been negotiating a Free Trade Agreement with
>> the U.S. Government. below is the high-level Vision for the #FTA
>> <www.linkedin.com/feed/hashtag/?keywords=fta&highlightedUpdateUrns=urn%3Ali%3Aactivity%3A6706564288401686528>
>> :-
>>
>> *To conclude an agreement with Kenya that can serve as a model for
>> additional agreements in Africa, leading to a network of agreements that
>> contribute to Africa’s regional integration objectives. In addition, the
>> goal is to conclude an agreement that builds on the objectives of #AGOA
>> <www.linkedin.com/feed/hashtag/?keywords=agoa&highlightedUpdateUrns=urn%3Ali%3Aactivity%3A6706564288401686528> and
>> will serve as an enduring foundation to expand U.S -Africa trade and
>> investment across the continent.*
>>
>> Kenya Private Sector Alliance (KEPSA)
>> <www.linkedin.com/company/kenya-private-sector-alliance-kepsa/> in
>> its wisdom chose a number of companies to be in the consortium of the
>> US-Kenya FTA negotiations/conversations.
>>
>> Now…Is it just me or don’t I understand International Trade? Someone,
>> please explain to me why in that group of companies you have 9 American
>> companies on the list? Including IBM
>> <www.linkedin.com/company/ibm/>, The Coca-Cola Company
>> <www.linkedin.com/company/the-coca-cola-company/>, and Citi
>> <www.linkedin.com/company/citi/>.
>>
>> This is like scoring an own goal before starting the game! Or am I wrong?
>> Please explain to me the rationale?
>>
>> Join the conversation.
>> <www.linkedin.com/posts/alihkassim_kepsa-consortium-on-the-us-kenya-fta-activity-6706564288401686528-4zlk>
>>
>> *Ali Hussein*
>>
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>>
>>
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>>
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