I have been accosted by some members of the business sector with questions like 'How do we benefit from all those Trade Agreements you are negotiating for? a question that has provoked me to write this article.

Indeed trade is an engine of growth that drives the global economy and a catalyst of development in all countries. It is the most regulated sector in the world where 60 per cent of global treaties, protocols and agreements are trade related. Because trade disputes can lead to conflicts and wars, the global trend is to establish a trade order through negotiations either bilaterally, regionally or globally.


The Sudan is one of Uganda’s major coffee export markets. Uganda exports on average over 0.8m bags of coffee annually to Sudan, making it the leading importer of our coffee in Africa for the last 15 years.

In May 2015, communication was received from the Sudan Standards Metrology Organization (SSMO) about the new regulations regarding the pre-shipment inspection of commodities imported into the Sudan which included coffee.

The Ministry of Trade Warmly welcomes the newly Appointed Ministers;WELCOME!

Minister of Trade Industry and Cooperatives

Hon. Amelia Kyambadde

State Minister for Trade
Hon. Werikhe Kafabusa
State Minister for Industry  
State Minister for Cooperatives Hon. Frederick Ngobi Gume

1. The Ministry of Trade Industry and Cooperatives has allocated funds to be used for the acquisition of hotel services and motor vehicle tyres under framework contract.

2. The Entity invites sealed bids from eligible bidders for the provision of the above supplies.

3. Bidding will be conducted in accordance with the open domestic bidding method contained in the Public Procurement and Disposal of Public Assets Act, 2003, and is open to all bidders.

4. Interested eligible bidders may obtain further information and inspect the bidding documents at the address given below at 8(a) from 8:30-5:00 pm.

Applications are invited from suitably qualified and experienced professionals for the following Professional posts at the COMESA Secretariat:

  • Director Budget and Finance
  • Director Infrastructure and Logistics
  • Translator English into French

Applications MUST be submitted through the Coordinating Ministries of the respective member States.The coordinating Ministry for COMESA in uganda is the Ministry of Trade Industry and Cooperatives.

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