The Ministry of Trade, Industry and Co-operatives organized the first ever Buy Uganda Build Uganda Special exhibition in a bid to promote the consumption of locally made products.

The special exhibition was organized to showcase Ugandan made products and sensitize Government institutions of the supply capabilities of the Ugandan manufacturing sector. This aims to promote local procurement of the institutions’ supplies in selected subsectors like textile and garments, leather goods, furniture and scholastic/office materials.

The exhibition is part of implementation of the Buy Uganda Build Uganda Policy which aims to support the production, purchase, supply and consumption of local goods and services.

Theme:

“Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) the Driving Force to Middle Income Status”

Introduction

Strong coordination in the development and implementation of Government policies as well as interventions in most sectors including that of Trade, Industry and Cooperatives is critical to achieving the intended Government goals.

Uganda has embarked on the development of a new strategy in a bid to improve on her performance in AGOA which has remained far below the expectations. The National AGOA Strategy is being developed by the AGOA Secretariat under the supervision of the Ministry of Trade, Industry and Cooperatives.

Poland has moved to strengthen trade relations with Uganda expressing interest in Uganda’s automotive production, renewable energy and agro-processing. While meeting Trade Minister Hon. Amelia Kyambadde, an investor from Poland and CEO of Geneva Capital Group Jerzy Bednarek said there are many Polish companies that would like to start businesses in Uganda

The Government of Sweden has committed itself to continue supporting Uganda in the promotion of trade and industry through building Quality Infrastructure and promoting standards. The commitment was made by the outgoing Swedish Ambassador to Uganda Urban Andersson during a farewell ceremony organized by the Ministry of Trade, Industry and Cooperatives on Tuesday 9th August 2016 at the Ministry offices in Kampala.

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