Kenya - Thailand Trade

Pic 1 - SDT&ED PS Amb. Johnson Weru making his remarks during the courtesy call

Pic 2 - Thailand Ambassador to Kenya Ms Sasirit Tangulrat 

Pic 3 - Amb. Tangulrat presents a momento to PS Weru after the talks

Pic 4 - Group photo of the Thailand delegation with PS Weru


The Government of Kenya is set to sensitize the local business community on compliance to Thailand market requirements in a bid to increase exports and address the current low trade volume between the two countries.

State Department for Trade and Enterprise Development Principal Secretary Amb. Johnson Weru noted today that while Kenya in 2020 exported to Thailand mainly agricultural products worth Ksh 2.1 Billion it imported, among others, motor vehicles and rice worth Ksh 15.5 Billion resulting in a trade imbalance of Ksh 13.4 Billion in favour of Thailand.

Speaking during a courtesy call on him by Thailand Ambassador to Kenya Ms Sasirit Tangulrat, Amb Weru said there was room to diversify Kenya’s exports and called for talks to overcome non-tariff barriers as well as the designing of common agreement standards to govern the imports/exports.

In her remarks Amb. Tangulrat said Thailand’s top agenda is to promote trade and investment, and invited PS Weru to address the Thailand business community in a webinar to explore investment opportunities in Kenya in the areas of auto parts, machinery, food production and agricultural materials.

Kenya is ranked 56th in latest World Bank ratings among 190 economies in the ease of doing business, and has put in place key policy measures such as ease of obtaining business permits and digitizing of most Government services in a bid to attract investors.


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