The Minister Of Trade Industry and Cooperatives held a media briefing at Media center on the Status of Ugandan Traders in Southern Sudan on 12th July 2016:As you are all aware, there has been renewed fighting in Juba, the capital of South Sudan.Ugandans have been advised to stay indoors and those near the Ugandan embassy advised to move within the embassy territory.Meanwhile Government advises the Ugandan Business community to explore other market opportunities created through regional integration especially in EAC and COMESA in the wake of conflicts in South Sudan.

The Minister of Trade, Industry and Cooperatives Hon. Amelia Kyambadde officially launched her new term of office as Senior Minister and that of Hon. Minister’s of State for the period 2016 to 2021.

The Minister of Trade, Industry and Co-operatives, Hon. Amelia Kyambadde has met with the US Ambassador to Uganda, H.E Deborah R. Malac to discuss the progress of the African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA) program in Uganda, as Uganda prepares for the AGOA review.

Uganda is due for an annual review of its performance in AGOA. The review is conducted by the U.S to assess the performance of programs in all countries around the world. This review goes to inform on how investments and sanctions can be administered generally.

Uganda joined the rest of the world on Saturday July 2nd, 2016 to commemorate the 94th International Day of cooperatives/ 22nd United Nations Day of Cooperatives.

The theme for the year 2016 is “Cooperatives: The power to act for a sustainable future”.

Uganda is sending a delegation of business persons to Italy as one of the initiatives to strengthen the trade relations between the two countries and open up more market opportunities for Uganda products. This was disclosed during a meeting between the Minister of Trade, Industry and Co-operatives Hon. Amelia Kyambadde and the Italian Ambassador to Uganda H.E Domenico Fornara on to discuss bilateral trade relations between Uganda and Italy.

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