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Uganda

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 to gain access into 25 world markets

Published on February 19, 2015
Ugandan service providers will soon be able to render professional services to more than 25 World Trade Organisation (WTO) member countries, information from the Trade ministry indicates so.This development was agreed upon in a high level meeting of the WTO Services Council on February 5, held in Geneva, Switzerland.The meeting was convened to discuss measures which would support the growth of service trade in Least Developed countries (LDCs) through granting services exports with preferential treatment. Read more. Source|Daily Monitor
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EAC leaders to discuss bloc's sustainable financing mechanism

Published on February 17, 2015
In a statement, released yesterday,  the Minister for EAC Affairs, Amb Valentine Rugwabiza, said the new financing mechanisms are expected to be presented as per a directive by the Summit in November 2013 that tasked the Council of Ministers to present a report on alternative financing mechanisms, including the option of one per cent of imports from outside EAC. Read more. Source|NewTimes Rwanda.
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Ugandan experts say Mombasa railway to boost inter-states trade

Published on February 17, 2015
Experts in Uganda say that a connected modern railway system in East Africa is important for the region to reduce expensive transport costs and enhance the region’s trade competitiveness.In a recent interview with Xinhua, Elly Twineyo Kamugisha, an economist and author of a book "Why Africa Fails," said if the railway project is completed, it will be a major milestone in promoting regional trade. Read more. Source|CoastWeek.com
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Call to fully enable Common Market protocol

Published on February 17, 2015
Employers and the trade union fraternity in Kenya, Rwanda, Uganda, Burundi and Tanzania want the Arusha-based East African Community (EAC) to speedily and fully implement the Common Market Protocol.The East African Trade Union Confederation (EATUC) and the East African Employers Association (EAEO) are taking the issue a notch higher by calling for the removal of all barriers in a bid to promote free movement of workers in the region. Read more. Source|DailyNews
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USAID invests $480,000 in coffee campaign in Uganda

Published on February 16, 2015
Efforts to implement the National Coffee Policy have got a boost after The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) earmarked $480,000 towards promoting Uganda’s coffee sector development plans. The policy is expected to rejuvenate the country’s coffee sector. Read more. Source|Daily Monitor.
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Uganda extends e-cargo tracking system to Kenya

Published on February 13, 2015
Uganda plans to extend its Electronic Cargo Tracking System(ECTS) into Kenyan as part of strategy to curb theft and diversion of goods destined for its market through the port of Mombasa. Read more. Source|Business Daily
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Kenya leads as EA, attracts $111m equity funds

Published on February 13, 2015
Kenya came in ahead of its East African peers in attracting private equity firms with 12 of 26 deals recorded in the region between December 2013 and February last year. Read more. Source|The East African
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Kakira set to produce ethanol in 2016

Published on January 20, 2015
Ugandan sugar miller Kakira Sugar Works Ltd (KSW) will start producing ethanol from the fourth quarter of 2016, after installing a distillation plant. Read more...
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