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Are pork and chicken exports covered under AGOA?

Published on April 12, 2016

Hello, I am an avid follower of trade patterns in the East African region and while searching info on the exportation of white meat (chicken and pork), I came across the partnership between the trade & investment hub and AGOA. To this end, I seek clarification on the possibility of exporting the same as the site primarily lists apparels on the Kenya site.

Kindly advise on the chance of exporting the two products.

Answer:

Thanks for your enquiry, I advise that some of the products can enter USA duty free as stated below:

1. Pork products can enter USA market  duty free under AGOA and General System of Preference (GSP), here are some of the products that can enter duty free;

Harmonized Tariff Schedule     Product
1602.41.10     Hams and cuts there of Containing cereals or vegetables
1602.41.20     Hams and cuts there of Boned and cooked and packed in airtight containers
1602.41.90     Prepared or preserved pork hams and cuts thereof, not containing cereals or vegetables, nesi
1602.42.40     Prepared or preserved pork shoulders and cuts thereof, other than boned and cooked and packed in airtight containers
 
2.Chicken meat can enter USA market  duty free under AGOA and General System of Preference (GSP)  here are some of the products that can enter duty;

Harmonized Tariff Schedule     Product
0207.11.00     Meat of Chicken Not cut in pieces, fresh or chilled
0207.12.00     Meat of Chicken Not cut in pieces, frozen
0207.13.00     Meat of Chicken Cuts and offal, fresh or chilled
0207.14.00     Meat of Chicken Cuts and offal, frozen
0207.24.00     Meat of Chicken Not cut in pieces, fresh or chilled
0207.26.00     Meat of Chicken Cuts and offal, fresh or chilled
0207.27.00     Meat of Chicken Cuts and offal, frozen

However ,  Kenya and most African countries are not in the list of countries that are eligible to export meat products to the United States. For a country to be eligible, the USA Department of Agriculture (USDA) must carry out a comprehensive audit of the country food inspection systems. Therefore, I would like to suggest that you get in touch with the relevant government department (the Department of Veterinary Services) to get an update on what has been done to get Kenya into the list of countries eligible to export meat to  U.S.