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Business in Uganda, Kampala



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Syllabus of the Subject

Uganda (Foreign Trade): an African fastest-growing frontier market. Mbarara, Floriculture

  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 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 “International Trade and Business in Uganda” are the following:

  1. To analyze the Ugandan Economy and Global Trade
  2. To know the business opportunities in Uganda
  3. To explore the Ugandan trade relations with the country of the student
  4. To know the Ugandan Trade Agreements
  5. To examine the profile of Ugandan Companies
  6. To develop a business plan for the Ugandan Market

Student, Online Doctorate in International Business


The Subject “Foreign Trade and Business in Uganda” belongs to the following Online Programs taught by EENI Global Business School:

Doctorate in African Business, World Trade.

Doctorate in International Business (DIB) Online

Master in Business in Africa, International Business, Foreign Trade.

Masters in International Business and Foreign Trade (MIB)

Diploma: Business in East Africa.

Foreign Trade and Business in East Africa

EENI in Swahili: Shule ya biashara.

Languages: Masters, Doctorate, International Business, English or Study Doctorate in International Business in French Ouganda Masters Foreign Trade in Portuguese Uganda Study Master Doctorate in International Business in Spanish Uganda.

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

We Trust in Africa (Affordable Higher Education for Africans)

Masters adapted to Uganda, Masters, International Business Trade Ugandan Students.

International Trade and Business in Uganda.

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

Transport and Logistics in Africa. Corridors, ports


Sample:
African Northern Corridor (Burundi, Rwanda, Kenya, and Uganda)

African Economic Integration


Market Access - Free Trade Agreements

Ugandan Preferential Access and Trade Agreements:

  1. Uganda and the East African Economic Area
  2. Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA)
  3. COMESA-EAC-SADC Agreement
  4. African Continental Free-Trade Area
  5. Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD)
  6. East African Community (EAC)
  7. Uganda-EU
    1. GSP
    2. Africa-EU Partnership
  8. Uganda-US
    1. AGOA United States
    2. EAC-U.S. Agreement
  9. Trade Agreement with India
  10. Nile Basin Initiative
  11. Conference on the Great Lakes
  12. Global System of Trade Preferences among Developing Countries (GSTP) - accession process


Trade Facilitation Programs. TFA Agreement

  1. WTO
    1. Agreement on Sanitary and Phytosanitary Measures
    2. GATS
    3. Agreement on Technical Barriers to Trade
    4. Agreement on Preshipment Inspection
    5. Agreement on Safeguards
    6. Trade Facilitation Agreement
  2. WCO
    1. Kyoto Convention
  3. BIC (Containers)
  4. Chicago Convention (ICAO)
  5. International Maritime Organization
    1. Istanbul Convention - not a member
  6. Hamburg Rules (Sea)
  7. Customs Convention on Containers - not a member

African Institutions (AU, AFDB, AUDA-NEPAD, UNECA)


  1. Economic Commission for Africa
  2. African Union
    1. AU Convention on Preventing and Combating Corruption
    2. AUDA-NEPAD
    3. Africa Agriculture Development Programme
  3. African Development Bank
  4. Africa-Asia Partnership
  5. Africa-India Cooperation
  6. Africa-BRICS
  7. Africa-Turkey Partnership
  8. Africa-Korea Partnership
  9. Africa-Japan Cooperation
  10. Africa-South America Summit
  11. Forum on China-Africa Cooperation

Islamic Organizations. Arab League

  1. Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OCI)
    1. Islamic Chamber of Commerce
    2. Islamic Centre for Development of Trade
    3. Committee for Economic Cooperation (OIC-COMCEC)
  2. Islamic Development Bank
  3. Afro-Arab Cooperation
  4. BADEA

Globalization and International Organizations

  1. UN
    1. UNCTAD
    2. ITC
    3. UNCITRAL
    4. WIPO
  2. WB
  3. WTO
  4. IMF


  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 DR Congo
  3. Ugandan main languages are English and Swahili
  4. Ugandan Population: 42 million people
  5. Area of Uganda: 236,040 km²
  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 (UK): October 1962

More information about Uganda (EENI African Business 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)

Christianity and Global Business (Catholicism, Protestantism)

Uganda belongs to the East African Economic Area.



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. Uganda is the African second largest coffee producer
  4. Multinational companies and international Organizations 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 liberalized gradually over the past decade

Foreign Trade (Importing, Exporting)


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 Organization, which works under the Ministry of Tourism, international trade, and Industry.

Sample:
African Central Corridor, Burundi, Congo, Rwanda, Tanzania, and Uganda


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