Achievements of the External Trade Department 2015-2016

  • Reviewed COMESA Integration progress and planned for future programs during the COMESA Policy Organs Meetings in Lusaka, Zambia.
  • Participated in the WTO 10th Ministerial Conference in Nairobi, Kenya, where we achieved DFQF Market access for cotton from LDCs, removal of agricultural subsidies by Trade Negotiation Securing Market Access for goods through the Negotiations of the COMESA -EAC-SADC Tripartite Free Trade Area;
  • Uganda's Interests at the WTO catered for through participation at WTO Negotiations Meetings (TRIPS Council meetings, Council for Trade in Goods);
  • Drafting instruction for the Competition Bill issued to the First Parliamentary Counsel (FPC)
  • The COMESA Treaty Implementation Bill was approved by Cabinet and is awaiting Printing by Government Printers and subsequent presentation to Parliament
  • The WTO Implementation Bill is awaiting printing by the Government Printers and subsequent presentation to Parliament
  • Finalization of the Negotiation for the US-EAC Trade and Investment Treaty;
  • Train the National Trade Negotiation Team (NTNT) in Rules of Origin, Trade Facilitation and tariff liberalization modalities;
  • Launch of the Negotiation of the Continental Free Trade Area Agreement
  • Studies to inform Uganda's programmes and interventions to promote external trade carried out

 Uganda Export Promotion Board Uganda Warehouse Receipt System Authority Management Training and Advisory Centre Uganda National Bureau of Standards Uganda Industrial Research Institute