The Uganda Ministry of Trade, Industry and Cooperatives last week unveiled its latest blueprint to increase exports and make locally made goods more competitive outside the country.
According to a ministerial briefing paper, ‘The ultimate objective of the Trade, Industry and Cooperatives Sector is to significantly contribute to wealth and employment creation as well as to transform Uganda from a poor into a modern and prosperous society.’The Main objective of the conference is to conduct a review of the performance of the Sector since the 6th Annual Joint Sector Review Conference of 17th September 2015.
Meanwhile trade minister, Amelia Kyambadde got an unpdate of Uganda’s fortunes in the African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA) duty-free/quota-free arrangement with the United States.According to a statement, Susan Muhwezi, who heads the AGOA docket told the Minister that the strategy is focused on identifying five key products that Uganda can capitalize on and can easily penetrate the US market. Read more. Source | East African Business Week