Principal Secretary at the State Department for Trade, Dr Chris Kiptoo, yesterday morning mediated the signing of a Harmonised Retail Trade Code of Practice which will go a long way in fostering trust and promoting sanity in the Retail Trade Sector.
He assured investors, consumers and the business fraternity that Kenya remained a safe country to conduct business in and commended both security and emergency response personnel for their quick action following the Dusit D2 Hotel terrorist attack on Tuesday.
The Principal Secretary shared his optimism that Africa will, in the next few weeks, surpass minimum threshold required to put the African Continental Free Trade Agreement (AfCFTA) into operation and commended African Heads of State for supporting free trade in the continent.
Speaking at the signing, he said that a code of practice alone without regulations is not enough to streamline the Retail Sector and that good faith was also necessary.
Dr Kiptoo also underscored the importance of training staff on negotiation skills to gain the maximum benefits from trade talks and commended the British government for supporting trade facilitation in the region.