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The Friendly Troll is a podcast with observations of the global tech industry from the perspective of the Global South. Our trolling is meant to enlighten listeners and explore interesting topics from a new point of view. The podcast is produced by CIPIT, the Centre for Intellectual Property and Information Technology Law, at Strathmore Law School in Nairobi, Kenya.... Show More

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June 15, 2020 7 min

This is the first episode in a series on the US-Kenya FTA which is currently under negotiations. In this series, we hope to look at various aspects of what might be included in the final text of the FTA including IP, Digital Rights, and Data Governance. The host for this episode is Dr. Melissa Omino, with research assistance from Joanna Kahumbu. 


Agreements mentioned:

1. AGOA -  https://agoa.info/about-agoa.html 

2. AfCFTA - https://au.int/en/ti/cfta/about

3. USMCFTA -https://ustr.gov/trade-agreements/free-trade-agreements/united-states-mexico-canada-agreement/fact-sheets/strengthening

4. EAC Customs Union Protocol - https://www.eac.int/documents/category/eac-customs-union-protocol


References:

1. UPDATE 1-U.S. trade chief tells Congress of plans for trade deal with Kenya

 

https://www.reuters.com/article/usa-trade-kenya/update-1-us-trade-chief-tells-congress-of-plans-for-trade-deal-with-kenya-idUSL1N2BA2DT


2. Kenya will be in breach of EAC, AfCFTA rules in proposed trade deal with US

https://www.theeastafrican.co.ke/news/ea/Kenya-US-trade-deal-sparks-dispute-with-EAC-partners/4552908-5456950-55r9wrz/index.html 


3. Lawyers Fight Kenya US Trade Deal

https://www.theeastafrican.co.ke/business/Lawyers-fight-Kenya-US-trade-deal/2560-5499270-2iwjkyz/index.html

4. Going Solo: What is the significance of a USA -Kenya Free Trade Agreement?, Centre for strategic and international studies, Jack Caporal, 18 March 2020: 

https://www.csis.org/analysis/going-solo-what-significance-us-kenya-free-trade-agreement  


5. What would a U.S. - Kenya Trade Deal Mean?, Council on Foreign Relations, Claire Felter, 21 February 2020:

https://www.cfr.org/in-brief/what-would-us-kenya-trade-deal-mean 



Music details: Fuzzball Parade by Kevin MacLeod
Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/5044-fuzzball-parade
License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

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