Highlights of the interface between Members of Parliament of the Tourism, Trade and Industry Committee and the Ministers and Officials of the Ministry of Trade, Industry and Cooperatives. The 2 days Retreat (10th - 11th Feb)took place at Esella Country Hotel, Kira. The retreat was organized to enable MPs acquaint themselves with the pending Bills that are before Parliament. These include; the Sugar Bill, the Cooperative Societies Amendment Bill, Competition and Consumer Protection Bill and the Anti-Counterfeit Bill.
The Ministry of Trade, Industry and Cooperatives (MTIC) in conjunction with Private Sector and Uganda Revenue Authority with funding from DANIDA through Trade Mark East Africa (TMEA) Launched The National Electronic Single Window Operations in Uganda on 4th November, 2016. The Information Technology (IT) based platform is expected to among others expedite imports, exports and transit clearance of goods procedures. The e-SW initiative is also expected to promote and expedited service delivery by regulatory Government Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs).
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 (BUBU) Policy which aims to support the production, purchase, supply and consumption of local goods and services.