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Subject: Re: [kictanet] U.S. FTA Agreement
I wrote on the aspect of data transfers –
Data Transfers and the Kenya-US Trade Talks:
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 Africaâ€™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?
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