Why buy from Uganda
The words of Winston Churchill published in 1908 still ring true today in the 21st Century. “For magnificence, for variety of form and colour, for profusion of brilliant life — bird, insect, reptile, beast — for vast scale — Uganda is truly “the Pearl of Africa. “Jun 4, 2019.
With a population of about 40million people, Uganda is gifted with good climate, natural resources and very welcoming people. This good climate makes it a food basket
Here are the key reasons to source from Uganda.
1. Stable political and business environment
Uganda attained and has had political and social stability since 1986 with well-developed governmental, economic and social structures. This alone makes it the easiest, fastest and least expensive country to do business in the region.
2. Quality improvements in physical infrastructure
For the last decade, Uganda has embarked on influstructual improvements which has seen several hydo power dams being constructed, improvements in the road network and rehabilitation and construction of in land ports.
3. Assured Quality of products
Uganda National Bureau of Standards (UNBS) a standards body that offers products, services and system certification is now to advocate and certify quality manufactured, agro-processed quality products for both the national and international markets.
4. Unique multi climate
A unique multi climate varies from winter on the snow-capped Mountain Rwenzori in the west, to the temperate highlands of Western Uganda and tropical forests of the Central region as well as the semi-arid North Eastern Uganda. This climate makes it possible for agriculture to thrive in the country.
5. Market Access through Treaties and Agreements.
Uganda is signatory to major international trade agreements like;
- The East African Community (EAC) population of over 140 million people
- The Common Market for Eastern and Southern African (COMESA), a region with a market of about 400 million people in 19 countries.
- Uganda is part of the Free Trade Area of EAC, COMESA and SADC.
- Duty and quota free access into China (quota free access for over 650 products)
- Generalized System of Preferences (GSP) scheme with European Commission
- The USA (AGOA)