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Evaluating the market in Kenya

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EDC Position

EDC Country Position – Open on a restricted basis

Open on restricted basis

What this means:

  • Responsive approach to business
  • EDC solutions are available on a restricted basis
How does EDC determine the position?

Risk Rating

EDC Country Position – Medium to High Risk

Medium to High Risk

What this means:

The Commercial Country Ceiling (CCC) Risk Rating is measured from low to high, and is meant to represent the best possible rating that can be assigned to a commercial business (obligor) in a country.

How does EDC determine the risk rating?

Business environment in Kenya

Kenya's political situation has been impacted in the last years by ethnic tensions, however, the medium term prospects have improved with the adoption of a new constitution in 2010. Kenya is the largest economy in Eastern Africa. It enjoys a good degree of diversification, which makes it less vulnerable to commodity price fluctuations. Kenya's economy has faced challenges in recent years, however prospects are better as the country consolidates its recovery. The country is considered to be a regional commercial hub. Trade is important to the country's economy. Canada and Kenya have established a moderate trade and investment relationship. Important sectors for the Kenyan economy include agriculture, tourism, manufacturing and services. There are good opportunities for Geothermal power development. The country is a member of the East African Community (EAC).
  • Agriculture
  • Construction & Infrastructure 
  • Medical Technology & Devices
  • Power
  • Telecom
  • Transportation Services
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Alicia McCarthy

Senior Trade Advisor, EDC

Alicia McCarthy  Senior Trade Advisor, EDC