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The Hub's accomplishments in Uganda to Date:  

  • To date the Hub has supported 116 firms and associations to increase their export competitiveness
  • 17 firms have been supported to participate in various trade shows resulting in 54 business linkages
  • Hub facilitated AGOA exports as at June 30 2017 stood at $346,171
  • Exports to other market destinations as a result of Hub support are $20,200
  • Due to the expanding export opportunities, 378 new full time equivalent (FTE) jobs have been created, 96% of which are for women
  • Facilitated $5,798,280 new private sector investments
  • Supported 1 firm to attain international export certification standards

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Uganda exports gain under EA single customs territory

Published on March 28, 2018
Clearing exports to various destinations will now take less time as Uganda begins using the East Africa Single Customs Territory.The system was officially rolled out earlier last week for the export of commodities via Mombasa Port. This is one of the stages towards the full attainment of the Customs Union that will eliminate tariffs and other restrictions as well as minimize internal border controls on goods moving among partner states. Read more. Source | The Citizen
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Govt asked to uphold public private partnership terms

Published on March 27, 2018
Financial analysts have implored government to uphold terms stipulated in contracts signed during public private partnerships. Speaking in Kampala at the weekend, the assistant director of investment management at Bank of Uganda, Mr Alan Lwetaba, said the public must understand the approaches to alternative funding of public projects before committing to them.  Much as PPPs are an alternative to debt, Mr Lwetaba advises that prior to joining an agreement; government should be coherent of its responsibilities and ensure to uphold them to avoid consequences. Read more. Source | Daily Monitor
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East Africa defies odds, tops economic growth in Africa

Published on March 20, 2018
East Africa recorded the continent’s best economic performance in 2017, with a GDP growth of 5.9 per cent — above the continental average of 3.6 per cent. This growth was achieved in a year that saw the region’s economic fortunes dip, as several companies keen to lower costs and post profits turned to staff cuts. Read more. Source | East African
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Technology innovations to boost regional industrialization

Published on March 07, 2018
If the East African Community member states don’t come up with concerted efforts to industrialise as a bloc, the region will become a dumping place for cheap imports. This means that no new creation of jobs will be realised for the young population the region has and this will hinder the development goals and targets too. Read more. Source | Daily Monitor
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Border posts tipped to reduce barriers to trade

Published on February 28, 2018
Clearance at Kenya’s borders with its neighbours will be eased with the operationalisation of five modern one-stop border posts. Transport Cabinet Secretary James Macharia said this is in line with the government’s commitment to the improvement of regional transport infrastructure, which remains a key priority to all East Africa Community states. It will also help deepen policy integration and reduce barriers to trade in the region. Read more. Source | Daily Nation
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Uganda improves in coffee production

Published on February 28, 2018
José Dauster Sette, the executive director of the International Coffee Organisation (ICO) has hailed Uganda’s efforts to improve coffee production on the international market. Prosper Magazine’s Dorothy Nakaweesi, spoke to him on a number of coffee-related issues. Below are the excerpts. Uganda is primarily a producer of Robusta coffee, which is a low-grade coffee used for the production of instant and soluble coffee. However, in the past few years, the country has been recognized as a producer of fine grade Arabica coffee. Read more. Source | Daily Monitor
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Foundation drives job creation through skills development

Published on February 21, 2018
The Wadhwani Foundation is a US-based foundation. Our primary mission is to help solve the global problem that exists today, unemployment and lack of high quality jobs, especially in emerging markets such as Uganda, Kenya Tanzania and India.A lot of these emerging economies are growing rapidly in terms of their youth population. Even their college graduates are not finding high quality jobs. We started this journey to see how we can help countries like Uganda accelerate their job growth. Read more. Source | Daily Monitor
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New regional staple foods standards to boost trade

Published on February 13, 2018
Intra-regional trade in quality cereals and pulses is expected to increase following the launch of the gazetted East African standards of staple foods.  Speaking in an interview on the sidelines of the launch of the nine standards for staple foods on Wednesday by East Africa Grain Council (EAGC) in Kampala, Mr Gerald Masila, executive director EAGC, said the lack of harmonised regional standards has for a long time barred trade as each East African country has been using its standards. “We have lost out on a market position. I do not have a number right now. Read more. Source | Daily Monitor
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