United States and Kenya to Hold Fourth Negotiating Round Under the Strategic Trade and Investment Partnership

March 27, 2024

WASHINGTON – The United States and Kenya will hold a fourth in-person negotiating round under the Strategic Trade and Investment Partnership (STIP) in Washington, DC, from April 2-12, 2024. The United States delegation will be led by Assistant United States Trade Representative Constance Hamilton and will include representatives from several other government agencies. The Kenyan delegation will be led by Principal Secretary for Trade Alfred K’Ombudo.

The negotiators last met in person under the STIP in January 2024 in Nairobi, Kenya, and have continued to make progress in deepening mutual understanding and resolving differences. Ambassador Tai also traveled to Nairobi from July 17-19, 2023, where she engaged in productive discussions with President Ruto and senior Kenyan officials on the positive feedback USTR has received from stakeholders on the STIP thus far and on the continued momentum of ongoing negotiations.

This round of negotiations will primarily cover three of the topics under the STIP: (1) agriculture, (2) workers’ rights, and (3) environment. The United States and Kenya will also continue conceptual discussions on customs and trade facilitation and on inclusivity.

These meetings will be closed press.



The United States and Kenya launched the STIP on July 14, 2022 and announced that the two governments would pursue enhanced engagement leading to high standard commitments in a wide range of areas. The goal of the Partnership is to increase investment; promote sustainable and inclusive economic growth; benefit workers, consumers, and businesses (including micro-, small-, and medium-sized enterprises); and support African regional economic integration.