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Uganda's trade policies and agreements

National frameworks

  • The National Export Strategy
  • Buy Uganda Build Uganda (BUBU)
  • The Ugandan Vision 2025
  • The National Gender Policy 1997
  • The National Women Council

Regional trade agreements

  • East African Community (EAC)
  • Common Market for East and Central Africa (COMESA)
  • COMESA-EAC-SADC Tripartite

Global trade arrangements

  • Africa Continental Free Trade Area (AFCFTA)
  • African Growth Opportunities Act (AGOA)
  • Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA)
  • Everything But Arms (EBA)
  • World Trade Organisation (WTO) Services Waiver
  • The China Africa Free Trade Agreement
  • India Africa Free Trade Agreement (IAFTA)


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


Uganda has developed various national policies and frameworks and signed a number of regional and international trade agreements that have secured market access for her products and services.

Through bilateral, multilateral, regional and preferential trading agreements, the Government aims at ensuring easier access to international markets for Ugandan products, and to encourage foreign direct investment.
angle-left National frameworks
  1. The National Export Strategy
    Gender Dimension (2008) highlights the benefits that could be achieved by women entrepreneurs through the National Export Strategy (NES). The strategy Identifies coffee, crafts, tourism and other non-traditional exports, like honey, as critical sectors for women entrepreneurs.
  2. Buy Uganda Build Uganda (BUBU)
    The Buy Uganda, Build Uganda (BUBU) is a government policy that was approved by Cabinet in 2014 to promote the consumption and procurement of goods and services produced locally. This will encourage foreign and local investors to produce locally, improve capacity of local producers to supply government, enhance the quality and competitiveness on the local & international market, create jobs and drive the country to achieve the Middle-Income Status.
  3. The Ugandan Vision 2025
    The long term national development framework is the Uganda Vision 2025. Pertinent aspirations of this Vision include harmonizing co-existence that promote social inclusion among the people of Uganda; effective governance through a democratic process; a healthy well-educated society with a high quality of life and equal opportunities, empowerment and economic prosperity for all. This Policy will therefore help promote these aspirations
  4. The National Gender Policy 1997
    Recognizes that the lower status of women, in comparison to men is due to gender imbalance that arises from unequal opportunities and access to and control over productive resources and benefits.
  5. The National Women Council
    The National Women’s Council Act Chapter 318 Laws of Uganda 2000. This establishes the National Women Council whose object is to organize women of Uganda in a unified body and engage the women in activities that are of benefit to them and the nation.