Business in Uganda

EENI- School of International Business

Subject: Doing Business in Uganda - Kampala. Syllabus:

  1. Introduction to the Republic of Uganda (East Africa)
  2. Doing Business in Kampala
  3. The Ugandan Economy
  4. International Trade of Uganda
  5. Floriculture Sector
  6. Case Study:
    1. Uganda flower exporters association
    2. Rosebud Ltd
    3. Madhvani Mehta
    4. AYA
    5. BIDCO Petroleum Refineries
  7. Business Opportunities in agribusiness sector: fish, fruits, and vegetables
  8. Uganda's information and communications technology sector
  9. Invest in Uganda
  10. Introduction to Swahili
  11. Access to the Ugandan Market
  12. Business Plan for Uganda

The objectives of the subject “Foreign Trade and Doing Business in the Republic of Uganda” are the following:

  1. To analyse the Ugandan economy and foreign trade
  2. To evaluate the business opportunities in the Republic of Uganda
  3. To explore Uganda's trade relations with the student's country
  4. To know Uganda's Free Trade Agreements
  5. To examine the profile of Ugandan Companies
  6. To develop a business plan for the Ugandan Market
The subject “Doing Business in Uganda” is studied...
  1. Doctorate in Business in Africa
  2. Masters (e-learning): Africa, Frontier Markets, and International Business
  3. Course Business in East Africa

Recommendations for Ugandan students.

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Course learning materials in English or French Ouganda Portuguese Uganda Spanish Uganda

  1. Credits of the subject “Foreign Trade and Doing Business in Uganda”: 2 ECTS Credits
  2. Duration: two weeks

Sample of the subject (Doing Business in Uganda):
Doing Business in Uganda

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Description of the Subject (Doing Business in Uganda).

Uganda: one of Africa's fastest-growing frontier markets. Open to foreign investment (FDI).

  1. The Republic of Uganda enjoys a strategic location in East Africa and is placed in the geographical centre of the African continent
  2. Uganda shares borders with South Sudan, Kenya, Tanzania, Rwanda, and the Democratic Republic of the Congo
  3. Ugandan main languages: English and Swahili
  4. Population: 33 millions of people
  5. Area: 236,040 square kilometres
  6. Capital: Kampala (1.2 millions of people)
  7. Government type: Presidential Republic
  8. Ugandan independence (United Kingdom): October 1962

Religion in Uganda:

  1. Christians (84%) - Catholic (15 million - 42%), Protestants, the Anglican Church of Uganda (35.9%)
  2. Islam (12%, Sunni Muslim)

Uganda belongs to the East African Economic Area of the African Civilisation.

The Ugandan Economy.

  1. The Republic of Uganda is one of the fastest growing economies in Africa
  2. Uganda is a frontier market in Africa
  3. Multinational companies and international organisations are being established in Uganda to access Ugandan and regional market

Information and communications technology in Uganda.

  1. Information and communication technologies (ICT) is a dynamic and vibrant sector in Uganda; the sector has registered double-digit growth since 2000 and grew by 33%.
  2. Flows of foreign direct investment have been very unyielding; the sector attracted more than 73 million dollars
  3. Direct employment stands at 6,000 people, while more than 350,000 people are employed indirectly
  4. The dynamism of the sector is the result of good legal and regulatory framework for ICT in Uganda, a stable economic environment and economic reforms implemented since early 1990.
  5. The telecommunications sub-sector, previously dominated by a single national operator, has been liberalised gradually over the past decade

The International Trade of Uganda.

  1. The main export products of the Republic of Uganda are coffee (second leading producer in Africa, 15% of the total exports), tea, and tobacco
  2. The main exports of non-traditional products are apparel, hides, skins, vanilla, vegetables, fruits, cut flowers, and fish

They are important foreign direct investment opportunities in the agricultural sector, mainly in:
- Fish
- Coffee
- Flowers- Fruits and Vegetables
- Forestry.

The Uganda Export Promotion Board is a Public International Trade Promotion organisation, which works under the Ministry of Tourism, International Trade, and Industry.

Trans-African corridors:

  1. Lagos-Mombasa Corridor
  2. Northern Corridor
  3. Central Corridor

The nearest ports:

  1. Port of Mombasa (Kenya) - Railway
  2. Port of Dar Es Salaam (Tanzania)

COMESA Custom Union

Uganda has preferential access to:

  1. Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA)
  2. COMESA-EAC-SADC Tripartite Agreement
  3. Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD)
  4. East African Community (EAC)
  5. Generalised System of Preferences (GSP)
  6. Cotonou Agreement
  7. AGOA United States - East African Community-US Agreement
  8. Free Trade Agreement (FTA) with India

The Republic of Uganda is a member of:

  1. Nile Basin Initiative
  2. International Conference on the Great Lakes Region
  3. African Development Bank
  4. Forum Africa-India
  5. Forum Africa-China
  6. Organisation of Islamic Cooperation
  7. Islamic Development Bank
  8. Economic Commission for Africa (ECA)
  9. New Partnership for Africa's Development (NEPAD)
  10. African Union (AU)
  11. World Trade Organisation (WTO)
  12. Conference on International Trade and Development
  13. International Monetary Fund (IMF)

Samples - Business in Uganda

Uganda Foreign Trade

Uganda Enterprises

East African Community (EAC)

COMESA Customs

African Northern Corridor

Intergovernmental Authority on Development IGAD

Central Corridor (Africa)


COMESA-EAC-SADC Tripartite Agreement

Lagos-Mombasa Trans-African Corridor

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