Chamber inks deal with French trade lobby
SEE ALSO :Kenya to host Great Lakes trade forum“France is a very attractive market for Kenya,” he said. Among areas of cooperation that businesses from the two countries could cooperate on, Naud said, include agriculture. Ngatia was upbeat that the partnership would be essential in tourism, manufacturing and agribusiness sectors, which were already developed in France. He expressed optimism on possible exchange programmes between the two chambers. This would enhance training of business people on the sustainability of business. Sally Kosgei, a business lady and former Cabinet Minister, urged the Kenyan business community to consider dealing directly with export markets as opposed to selling products overseas through middlemen. About 120 French companies have established businesses in Kenya since 2012 while 800 others are directly exporting to Kenya. Entrepreneurs present expressed interest in the opportunities available following the partnership. “I am very excited after learning how to penetrate the French Market,” said Carol Chebet, who operates a dairy company in Kiambu County. Another trader Sandra Wafula said the deal would benefit her a great deal since she will be able to export beads and carvings with ease to Europe.
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