By Dirk De Wilde

After 1 October - and certainly for several weeks - higher taxes will be levied by the EU on vegetables and flowers imported from Kenya. Meanwhile, the EU and the East African Community are still negotiating their economic partnership agreement (EPA).

The EPAs were introduced by the EU nearly two decades ago. Under the Cotonou Agreement concluded between the EU and the African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) group of states, the goal was to grant the poor ACP…