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Ugandans asked to access US market in new Agoa strategy

Published on May 31, 2016

The United States Embassy in Kampala has asked Ugandans who wish to benefit from the US market to carry out research on the unique needs of the US market before venturing into it if they are to break through.

Speaking during the national African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA) strategy consultative meeting in Kampala last week, Mr Mark Meassick, the deputy mission director, said Ugandans who wish to export to the US market should take advantage of trade promotion agencies the embassy and organisations such as the American Chamber of Commerce to build linkages to facilitate trade between Ugandan companies and those based in the US.

The deputy mission director, US Embassy Uganda, Mr Mark Meassick said,

The US market is the largest consumer market in the world and Agoa is here to stay. Last year Ugandan exports to AGOA fetched $200,000 (Shs673m) which is a very huge opportunity for the country and USAID is setting up a program here to build the capacity of SMEs.

Read more. Source | Daily Monitor