The Kenya National Chamber of Commerce & Industry (KNCCI) in collaboration with Sharjah Exports Development Centre (SEDC) hosted the UAE- East Africa Trade mission 2022 at Villa Rosa Kempinski, Nairobi on November 15th, 2022.
SEDC is the export promotion agency of Sharjah (an initiative of Sharjah Chamber of Commerce & Industry (SCCI).
The aim of the trade mission was to enhance bilateral ties between Kenya and the United Arab Emirates. The mission comprised of Business-to-business meetings between companies and individuals from both countries.
The KNCCI President Mr. Richard Ngatia in his opening remarks appreciated the cordial partnership between KNCCI and SCCI which has seen KNCCI get accorded an office space in Sharjah.
The office will be a one- stop center for traders from Kenya and UAE to be acquainted with information on the investment outlook, trade processes, standards and procedures applicable in the two countries.
The space will greatly facilitate B2Bs and encompass a conference hall for business forums.
In his remarks he stated that as the private sector, we look forward to the conclusion of the ongoing discussions on the United Arab Emirates-Kenya Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement ( UAEK-CEPA) as it will ease trade barriers.
The Chamber President emphasized on the opportunity for UAE investors to support the industrial capacity required for the AfCFTA implementation.
Kenya invites investors in manufacturing plants and infrastructure development through PPPs in order to expand Kenya’s industrial capacity for international trade.