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Exporting to Kenya

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Kenya is a member of East African Community (EAC). It has the largest Gross Domestic Product (GDP) economy in south east and central Africa. Kenya’s has a population of approximately 41 million.

Over 60 UK companies operate from Kenya, including Barclays bank, British Airways, BAT, Standard Chartered bank, Diageo, GlaxoSmithKline, Unilever, De La Rue, Finlays, G4S, Tullow Oil and BG Group.

Benefits to UK businesses exporting to Kenya include:

  • fully liberalised economy – free flow of trade and foreign private investment
  • good financial and legal systems compared to sub-Saharan Africa
  • skilled workforce
  • regional entry point for the east Africa region – Nairobi serves as a regional economic hub
  • well established private sector
  • English is the official language
  • daily flights from the UK

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