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Trade in Uganda

Uganda was the world’s 131st largest exporter of goods and 109th largest exporter of commercial services in 2022. Export values were $3.77 billion and $1.78 billion USD respectively. Uganda’s top export category was Agricultural products, followed by Manufactures, and Fuels and mining products. In 2022, Uganda’s main export destination markets for goods and services trade were to United Arab Emirates, Kenya and South Sudan, with trade representing 34.51 per cent of GDP. In terms of imports, Uganda is the world’s 118th largest importer of goods and 94th largest importer of commercial services. Import values were $9.73 billion and $3.23 billion USD respectively in 2022. Uganda’s top import category was Manufactures, followed by Machinery and transport equipment and Fuels and mining products. Leading import partners were China, India and Kenya. Uganda is part of 2 different Regional Trade Agreements, including Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA) and Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA) – Accession of Egypt.
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General Information

This section includes general information on the economy, legal system, official languages and links to additional demographic information.

Official Name

Republic of Uganda





WTO Membership Date

1 January 1995

Legal System

mixed legal system of English common law and customary law


English, Swahili

Number of Time Zone(s)


Additional Information

Financial Information

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Ugandan shilling

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Contact Information

This section includes contact information for business support organizations and national resources.

Business Support Organizations

Government MSME Agency

  • Uganda Investment Authority (UIA)

Industrial Property Offices

  • Uganda Registration Services Bureau

  • Ministry of Justice and Constitutional Affairs (URSB)

SPS Enquiry Points

Sanitary and phytosanitary (SPS) enquiry points are government agencies designated to answer questions about trade requirements.
  • Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries
    Department of Crop Inspection and Certification
    Contact person: Ms Joyce Brenda Kisingiri
    Agricultural Inspector
    Phytosanitary and Quarantine Inspection Services Division
    Phone: Tel: +(256) 772 403 364

    P.O. Box 102

    [email protected]

TBT Enquiry Points

Technical Barriers to Trade (TBT) enquiry points are government agencies designated to answer questions about trade requirements.
  • Uganda National Bureau of Standards (UNBS)
    Contact: Mr. George Opiyo
    Phone: +(256) 0417 33 32 50; +(256) 0417 33 32 51; +(256) 0417 33 32 52

    Plot 2-12, Bypass Link, Bweyogerere Industrial & Business Park
    P.O. Box 6329

    [email protected], [email protected]

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Links to other helpful resources

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Last Reviewed: June, 2024

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