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Quick information guide

Top Product Exports

  • Coffee;
  • Fish & fish products;
  • Base metals & products;
  • Sugar;
  • maize;
  • Beans & other pulses;
  • Tea;
  • Tobacco;
  • Cocoa; and Edible fats & oils

Top Service Exports

  • Tourism & travel;
  • Transport;
  • Construction;
  • IT & IT enabled services;
  • Financial services; and
  • Professional services

Contact details:

Ministry of Trade, Industry & Cooperatives
Plot 6/8, Parliamentary Avenue
Kampala-Uganda, P.O.Box 7103
Telephone: +256-312 324 000
+256 312 324 268
Email mintrade@mtic.go.ug
Web: www.mtic.go.ug

Exporting from Uganda

“Exporting can be a profitable way of expanding your business, spreading your risks and reducing your dependence on the local market.” – Uganda Export Promotion Board

Incentives for Exporters

  1. Foreign Exchange Liberalisation - freedom to retain and repatriate up to 100% of your export earnings
  2. Value Added Tax (VAT) Exemption - exports are generally tax-exempt (zero-rated)
  3. Duty Drawback & Manufacturing Under Bond -  options for manufacturers of goods for export;
    1. using imported raw material before paying the due taxes - manufacturing under bond scheme
    2. request for a tax refund of up to 100% - on imported raw material for exported goods
  4. Preferential Market Access - products of Ugandan origin have preferential tariff treatment in several countries and trade blocks including: 

          EAC;                                COMESA;                                    EU;                                   AGOA;

        China;                               Morocco;                                       India                                 South Korea

Export guide

Documents requirement, Licenses and Permits

Permits and licenses required to export minerals, fish, timber, hides & skins, coffee etc...

Shipping Documentation

Permits and Certificates needed