Subject (Course): International Trade and Doing Business in Uganda - Kampala.
- Introduction to the Republic of Uganda (East Africa).
- Doing Business in Kampala
- Ugandan Economy.
- International Trade of Uganda.
- Floriculture sector.
- Case Study:
- Uganda flower exporters association.
- Rosebud Ltd.
- Business Opportunities in agribusiness sector: fish, fruits, and vegetables
- Uganda's information and communications technology sector.
- Invest in Uganda.
- Case Study:
- Madhvani. Mehta.
- BIDCO Petroleum Refineries.
- Introduction to Swahili
- Access to the Ugandan Market
- Business Plan for Uganda
Objectives of the subject “Foreign Trade and Doing Business in the Republic of Uganda”:
- To analyse the Ugandan economy and foreign trade
- To evaluate business opportunities in the Republic of Uganda
- To explore Uganda's trade relations with the student's country
- To know Uganda's Free Trade Agreements (FTAs)
- To examine the profile of Ugandan Companies
- To develop a business plan for the Ugandan Market
Sample of the subject (Doing Business in Uganda):
Subject Description (Doing Business in Uganda).
Uganda: one of Africa's fastest-growing frontier markets. Open to foreign investment (FDI).
- The Republic of Uganda enjoys a strategic location in East Africa and is placed in the geographical centre of the African continent.
- Uganda shares borders with South Sudan, Kenya, Tanzania, Rwanda, and the Democratic Republic of the Congo
- Ugandan main languages: English and Swahili
- Population: 33 millions of people
- Area: 236,040 square kilometres
- Capital: Kampala (1.2 millions of people)
- Government type: Presidential Republic
- Ugandan independence (United Kingdom): October 1962
Religion in Uganda:
- Christians (84%) - Catholic (15 million - 42%), Protestants, the Anglican Church of Uganda (35.9%)
- Islam (12%, Sunni Muslim)
Uganda belongs to the East African Economic Area of the African Civilisation.
- The Republic of Uganda is one of the fastest growing economies in Africa.
- Uganda is a frontier market in Africa.
companies and international organisations are being established in Uganda to access Ugandan and regional market.
Information and communications technology in Uganda.
- 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%.
- Flows of foreign direct investment have been very unyielding; the sector attracted more than 73 million dollars.
- Direct employment stands at 6,000 people, while more than 350,000
people are employed indirectly.
- 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.
- The telecommunications sub-sector, previously dominated by a single national
operator, has been liberalised gradually over the past decade.
International Trade of Uganda.
- The main export products of the Republic of Uganda are coffee (second leading producer in Africa, 15% of the total exports), tea, and tobacco.
- 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:
- Flowers- Fruits and Vegetables
The Uganda Export Promotion Board is a Public International Trade Promotion organisation, which works under the Ministry of Tourism, International Trade, and Industry.
- Lagos-Mombasa Corridor
- Northern Corridor
- Central Corridor
The nearest ports:
- Port of Mombasa (Kenya) -
- Port of Dar Es Salaam (Tanzania)
Uganda has preferential access to:
- Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA)
- COMESA-EAC-SADC Tripartite Agreement
- Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD)
- East African Community (EAC)
- Generalised System of Preferences (GSP)
- Cotonou Agreement
- AGOA United States - East African Community-US Agreement
- Free Trade Agreement (FTA) with India
The Republic of Uganda is a member of:
- Nile Basin Initiative
- International Conference on the Great Lakes Region
- African Development Bank
- Forum Africa-India
- Forum Africa-China
- Organisation of Islamic Cooperation
- Islamic Development Bank
- Economic Commission for Africa (ECA)
- New Partnership for Africa's Development (NEPAD)
- African Union (AU)
- World Trade Organisation (WTO)
- Conference on International Trade and Development
- International Monetary Fund (IMF)
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