Hi Finn, I am trying to understand trading agreements with the EU for East African exports.
It is a little more complicated than AGOA... For countries qualifying for Everything But Arms, am I correct that this is duty free even if fabric is imported? For Kenya, which does not qualify for EBA but does have an interim Economic Partnership Agreement, I am confused as to whether this is currently duty free to the EU, and if so whether garments made from imported fabric would still qualify for 0% duty?
Any advice much appreciated. Thanks.
Thank you for your question.
You are correct that under EBA, apparel is duty-free even when using third country fabric. As for Kenya under the EPA, apparel is also duty-free to the EU, even when using imported fabrics.