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Uganda

Uganda.gifThe 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

Related Blogs and Resources

Market Assessment and Baseline Study of Staple Foods – Country Report Uganda

Published on June 01, 2015
Market Assessment and Baseline Study of Staple Foods – Country Report Uganda. Staple Foods is one of the value chains which the Competitiveness and Trade Expansion (COMPETE) program, in collaboration with EAC, COMESA and EAGC has picked for purposes of enhancing economic growth and food security in East and Central Africa. This report covers eight selected staple foods, namely: maize, wheat, rice,sorghum, millet, beans, cassava and ground nuts, among others grown in Uganda.
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Regional Focus on Uganda – USAID East Africa Trade Hub Activities

Published on June 01, 2015
Regional Focus on Uganda – USAID East Africa Trade Hub Activities. The USAID East Africa Trade Hub (EATH) worked with regional public and private sector partners to develop systems and policies that improve competitive regional and international trade and food security in East Africa. Uganda benefits both through direct programs and through our regional initiatives across the East African Community (EAC).
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Market Assessment and Baseline Study of Staple Foods- Country Report Uganda

Published on May 30, 2015
Market Assessment and Baseline Study of Staple Foods- Country Report Uganda. Staple Foods is one of the value chains which the Competitiveness and Trade Expansion (COMPETE) program, in collaboration with EAC, COMESA and EAGC has picked for purposes of enhancing economic growth and food security in East and Central Africa.
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Towards an East African Common Market: Why trade policy matters

Published on May 28, 2015
One of the key pieces of the East African Community's integration agenda is the establishment of a common market. Through The Protocol on the Establishment of the East African Community (EAC) Common Market ratified on July 1, 2010, the EAC Partner States - Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Rwanda and Burundi - seek to boost trade and investment in the region by ensuring free movement of goods, labor, services and capital.
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Uganda National Bureau of Standard promises faster, cheaper clearance of goods with new e-portal

Published on May 22, 2015
The Uganda National Bureau of Standards has launched an online portal for imports inspection and clearance that will result in faster clearance of goods at low cost to traders. The $100,000 e-portal will enable importers and cargo clearing agents to have advance information on incoming cargo and an integrated system for disseminating status of import requests including results of laboratory analysis.   The portal is expected to result in 20 per cent reduction in transaction time and up to 15 per cent reduction in indirect costs associated with import inspection services from UNBS. Read more. Source | The East African
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Uganda Coffee Supply Value Chain Analysis

Published on May 21, 2015
Uganda Coffee Supply Value Chain Analysis. The actors participating in the coffee chain are the farmers, the local and regional intermediaries (i.e. middlemen traders), associations or cooperatives, processors (hullers and wet mills), exporting firms, local roasting firms and cafes and, at an international level, the importers or coffee traders and the roasters. Coffee is Uganda’s principal export and accounts for over 25% (on average) of the country’s total export earnings. Figure 1 below illustrates the trends of the coffee earnings in the country.
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Smallholder farmers’ group in Uganda asks government to increase agriculture budget

Published on May 20, 2015
As the clock ticks away to the 2015/16 Budget reading in June, a regional smallholder farmers’ lobby group has asked Uganda’s government, among other countries, to demand increased budget allocations to the agriculture sector. In the 2014/15 national Budget, Uganda increased her resource allocations to the agriculture sector from Shs382 billion to Shs440 billion, representing 6.5 per cent. But in its latest report, the 10-nation Eastern Africa Farmers Federation (EAFF) representing interests of more than 20 million smallholder farmers in the respective member countries, argues that the increment has been undermined by government’s move to terminate exemption on interest income on agricultural loans and taxes on inputs. Read more. Source | Daily Monitor
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World Bank gives Shs9 billion for one-stop centre

Published on May 15, 2015
To kick-start the establishment of one-stop centre in Uganda, the World Bank Group has provided a loan of $3 million (about Shs9 billion) for the construction of the structure. Currently, investors move from one place to another to get all the documents they need before their enterprises are established, which is associated with delays and frustrations. The one- top centre, which will be built in Kololo in Kampala, will house Uganda Registration Services Bureau (URSB), Uganda Revenue Authority (URA), Uganda Investment Authority (UIA) and a department of National Environmental Authority (Nema) to work in an integrated manner to provide the business community/investors with the necessary documents they need to establish a business in Uganda. Read more. Source | Daily Monitor
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