KAM participated in the Sectoral Council on Trade, Industry, Finance and Investment meeting held in Arusha, Tanzania.
Among the deliberations of interest to KAM include: chapter 7: rules of origin for edible oil, chapter 9: eac-cet review, chapter 17: ntbs, chapter 23: trade in services, chapter 27: uchumi issue, chapter 28: economic partnership agreement (epa), chapter 30.E: promotion of automotive industry.
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Kenya Ports Authority Stakeholder’s meeting was held on february 7th 2017 in Nairobi.
Key issues highlighted include the operational challenge in cargo handling due to the on going SGR constructions both at the port and at the ICD in Embakasi, increase in number of shutouts, an improvement on compliance in declaration of VGM and stated that KMA,KENTRADE and KPA are working together to have a common VGM certificate with security features and the implementation of the local marine cargo insurance.
The Service Level Agreement (SLA) between RVR and KPA is yet to be signed since the SLA needs to be harmonized with the port community charter whose targets are being reviewed.
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Global Compact Network Kenya members held their first meeting of the year to deliberate and prioritize on key initiatives that could be opportunities for collaborative action against corruption.
The newly enacted Bribery Act (an initiative of the Private sector) was identified as a key instrument to foster greater corporate compliance and support for the war against graft.
Officials from the Ethics & Anti-Corruption Commission encouraged the network committee to partner with the relevant government agencies to ensure effective implementation of the new law including drafting of accompanying legislation.
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