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Quick information guide

Treaties and Conventions to which Kenya is a signatory:

  • COMESA Treaty
  • East Africa Community Monetary Union Protocol
  • East Africa Community Common Market
  • Agreement on the World Trade Organisation
  • Agreement on the International Monetary Protocol

Contacts

Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Trade
Old Treasury Building, Harambee Avenue
P.O Box 30551 – 00100 G.P.O
NAIROBI, Kenya
Tel: +254 20 3318888
Email: info@mfa.go.ke
Website: www.mfa.go.ke

Trade agreements signed by the Republic of Kenya

The responsibility for concluding treaties involving the Republic of Kenya lies with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The Ministry is responsible for policy aspects, as well as matters of form and procedure.

The Ministry has a Treaty Section within the Legal Division that keeps records of bilateral and multi-lateral treaties involving Kenya. It runs an inquiry service that provides information on treaties to the public. The Ministry also coordinates Kenya’s responsibilities as depositary for certain treaties deposited with the Government of Kenya. Read More

Information guide

angle-left Agreement Establishing The World Trade Organization

Functions of the WTO

  1. The  WTO  shall  facilitate  the  implementation,  administration  and  operation,  and  further  the objectives,  of  this  Agreement  and  of  the  Multilateral  Trade  Agreements,  and  shall  also  provide  the framework for the implementation, administration and operation of the Plurilateral Trade Agreements.
  2. The  WTO  shall  provide  the  forum  for  negotiations  among  its  Members  concerning  their multilateral trade relations in matters dealt with under the agreements in the Annexes to this Agreement. The  WTO  may  also  provide  a  forum  for  further  negotiations  among  its  Members  concerning  their multilateral trade relations, and a framework for the implementation of the results of such negotiations, as may be decided by the Ministerial Conference.
  3. The WTO shall administer the Understanding on Rules and Procedures Governing the Settlement of Disputes (hereinafter referred to as the "Dispute Settlement Understanding" or "DSU") in Annex 2to this Agreement.  
  4. The WTO shall administer the Trade Policy Review Mechanism (hereinafter referred to as the "TPRM") provided for in Annex 3 to this Agreement.
  5. With a view to achieving greater coherence in global economic policy-making, the WTO shall cooperate,  as  appropriate,  with  the  International  Monetary  Fund  and  with  the  International  Bank  for Reconstruction and Development and its affiliated agencies. Download treaty here

List of international treaties

Protocol On Patents And Industrial Designs Within The Framework Of The African Regional Intellectual Property Organization (ARIPO)

These are the regulations for implementing the protocol on patents and industrial designs within the framework of the African regional intellectual property organization (ARIPO) ...

The Cotonou Agreement

focuses on reducing and eventually eradicating poverty

List of international instruments

Establishing the Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency The   objective   of the   Agency   is to encourage  the  flow ...