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Business in Uganda, Kampala

Syllabus of the Subject: Foreign Trade and Business in Uganda - Kampala

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

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

  1. To analyse the Ugandan Economy and Foreign Trade (Import, Export, FDI)
  2. To know the business opportunities in the Republic of Uganda
  3. To explore the Ugandan trade relations with the country of the student
  4. To know the Ugandan Free Trade Agreements
  5. To examine the profile of Ugandan Companies
  6. To develop a business plan for the Ugandan Market
The Subject “Foreign Trade and Business in Ugandabelongs to the following Online Higher Education Programs taught by EENI Global Business School:
  1. Doctorates: African Business, World Trade
  2. Masters: Business in Africa, International Business, Foreign Trade
  3. Diploma: Business in East Africa

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

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Description of the Subject: Foreign Trade and Business in Uganda.

Transport and Logistics in Uganda
  1. Trans-African Corridors
    1. Lagos-Mombasa Corridor
    2. Northern Corridor
    3. Central Corridor
  2. Nearest Ports:
    1. Port of Mombasa (Kenya) -by  Railway
    2. Port of Dar es-Salaam (Tanzania)

Ugandan Preferential Access and Free Trade Agreements

  1. Uganda and the East African Economic Area
  2. Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA)
  3. COMESA-EAC-SADC Tripartite Agreement
  4. African Continental Free-Trade Area (AfCFTA)
  5. Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD)
  6. East African Community (EAC)
  7. Uganda-European Union
    1. Generalised System of Preferences (GSP)
    2. Africa-European Union Strategic Partnership (Cotonou Agreement)
  8. Uganda-US
    1. AGOA United States
    2. East African Community-U.S. Agreement
  9. Free Trade Agreement (FTA) with India
  10. Nile Basin Initiative (NBI)
  11. International Conference on the Great Lakes Region (ICGLR)

Trade Facilitation Programs

  1. World Trade Organisation (WTO)
    1. Agreement on the Application of Sanitary and Phytosanitary Measures (SPS)
    2. Agreement on Technical Barriers to Trade (TBT Agreement)
    3. Agreement on Preshipment Inspection
    4. Agreement on Safeguards (SG)
    5. Trade Facilitation Agreement (TFA)
  2. World Customs Organisation (WCO)
    1. Revised Kyoto Convention
  3. International Maritime Organisation (IMO)
  4. Hamburg Rules


  1. The Republic of Uganda enjoys a strategic location in East Africa, placed in the African geographical centre
  2. Uganda shares borders with South Sudan, Kenya, Tanzania, Rwanda, and the Democratic Republic of the Congo
  3. Ugandan main languages are English and Swahili
  4. Ugandan Population: 42 million people
    1. Bantu
  5. Area of Uganda: 236,040 square kilometres
  6. Capital of Uganda: Kampala (Nansana, Kira, Makindye-Ssabagabo, Mukono)
  7. The largest Ugandan cities of Uganda are Kampala, Mbarara and Gulu
  8. Government type: Presidential Republic
  9. Ugandan independence (United Kingdom): October 1962

More information about Uganda (African Portal - EENI Global Business School).

We Trust in Africa (EENI African Portal)

Religion in Uganda:

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

Uganda belongs to the East African Economic Area (African Civilisation).

Ugandan Economy

Uganda is one of African fastest-growing frontier markets. Open to the foreign investment (FDI).

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

Information and communications technology in Uganda.

  1. The Ugandan Information and communication technologies (ICT) is a dynamic and vibrant sector; ICT has registered double-digit growth since 2000 and grew by 33%.
  2. The Foreign direct investment flows have been very unyielding; the ICT 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 a good legal and regulatory framework for the 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

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:

  1. Fish
  2. Coffee
  3. Flowers
  4. Fruits and Vegetables
  5. Forestry

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

COMESA Custom Union

The Republic of Uganda is a member of:

  1. African Development Bank
  2. Africa-India Economic Cooperation
  3. Forum on China-Africa Cooperation
  4. Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC)
  5. Islamic Development Bank (IsDB)
  6. Economic Commission for Africa (ECA)
  7. New Partnership for Africa's Development (NEPAD)
  8. African Union (AU)
  9. Conference on International Trade and Development
  10. United Nations (UN)
  11. World Bank (WB)
  12. World Trade Organisation (WTO)
  13. International Monetary Fund (IMF)

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