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Please find below the text of the agreement for all chapters, annexes.

Disclaimer: In view of the European Commission’s transparency policy, the Commission is publishing the text of the agreement following the announcement of conclusion of negotiations on 19 June 2023.

The texts are published in view of public interest in the agreement, for information purposes only, and they may undergo further modifications, including as a result of the process of legal and linguistic revision. These texts are without prejudice to the final outcome of the agreement between the EU and Kenya.

The texts will be final upon signature. The agreement will become binding on the Parties under international law only after completion by each Party of its internal legal procedures necessary for the entry into force of the agreement.

  1. Main body:
    General provisions, trade in goods, fisheries, agriculture, economic and development cooperation, institutional provisions, dispute avoidance and settlement, general exceptions, general and final provisions
  2. Annexes 1 & 2
    Customs duties on products originating in the EAC partner state(s), customs duties on products originating in the EU
  3. Annexes 3 a & b
    EPA development matrix (11 September 2015), development benchmarks, targets and indicators 
  4. Annex IV
    Joint declaration regarding countries which have established a customs union with the European Union
  5. Annex V
    Trade and Sustainable Development
  6. Annex VI
    Joint declaration of the parties on the economic and development cooperation in this agreement
  7. Protocol 1 
    on mutual administrative assistance in customs matters
  8. Joint Statement on Rules of Origin
  9. Joint Statement on Trade and Sustainable Development