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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

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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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East Africa moves to harmonise staple food standards, boost trade

Published on February 12, 2018
The quality of regional trade in cereals and pulses is expected to improve following the launch of newly gazetted standards for staple foods. The harmonisation comes after a long period where each East African country used its own yardstick to determine quality of cereals including maize, millet, wheat, sorghum, rice and pulses such as beans and peas traded across borders. Speaking during an interview on the sidelines of the launch of the new standards by the East Africa Grain Council (EAGC) in Kampala Wednesday, executive director Gerald Masila said the lack of uniform guidelines had served as a technical barrier to trade. Read more. Source | Business Daily
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Uganda’s manufactured goods exports increase

Published on January 24, 2018
A decade ago, Uganda’s manufactured exports to the region were insignificant. Records now indicate a 100 per cent increase. If this trend experts continues upwards, the country’s import bill will reduce drastically and more jobs will be created.Currently, Uganda exports manufactured goods to the region worth $1 billion (Shs3.6 trillion) up from $10 million (Shs36.5 billion) the country earned almost 10 years ago. Read more. Source | Daily Monitor
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Uganda’s exports register Shs1.7 trillion increase

Published on January 17, 2018
As much as Uganda recorded a 14 per cent increase in the value of its exports in 2017 compared to the previous year, a lot needs to be done especially on the supply chain constraints. Bank of Uganda (BoU) records as of November last year show that the country exported goods and services (both formal and informal) worth Shs11.5 trillion, up from Shs9.8 trillion registered the previous year. Read more. Source | Daily Monitor
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Why Uganda should process raw materials into finished products

Published on January 17, 2018
Uganda is mainly an agricultural country, whose biggest population (80 per cent) live in rural areas and depend on subsistence agriculture.  Consequently, many economic and policy experts have urged government to increase its annual budget allocation to for meaningful social economic transformation to take place from the current 7 per cent to 15 per cent of Gross Domestic Product as recommended by the Maputo Declaration of 2003. Read more. Source | Daily Monitor
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