Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA):
Uganda under the East African Community and the EU are currently negotiation the EPA to further strengthen their trade and development corporation framework. Whereas Uganda is a beneficiary of the Everything But Arms initiative, the EPA guarantees 100% quota and tariff free access of Uganda goods to the EU. Indeed, the EU continues to be a key destination for Uganda's exports. In addition, the comprehensive EPAs will facilitate reform in other trade related areas like competition policy, intellectual property, investment and trade in services, which continue to undermine Uganda's potential to integrate into the multilateral trading system. The desire is for Uganda to have a transparent and practicable trade regime that attracts investment so that investment dwarfs development aid and drives the Ugandan economy forward. For more information on EPAs and trade issues between the EU and Uganda/EAC, please visit the website below or contact the Delegation.
10th EDF - In line with the Cotonou provisions, the EU extends development support for capacity building in the trade and private sector development in Uganda since 2003. The current support targets both the Government and the private sector.
1) The "EPA related trade and private sector development"; a five-year programme, covers five key areas namely: institutional capacity development of the trade Ministry, legal and trade policy reforms, standards and SPS, trade negotiations capacity and internal trade sector development.
2) The "Trade-related Sanitary/Phyto-sanitary and Quality Management Support Programme"; a four-year programme to be implemented through the Danida-led Agribusiness Initiative. This programme is co-funded by Denmark, Sweden, Belgium and EU.
EU-ACP support Programmes
These programmes are independently run from this Delegation and are managed from Nairobi, Brussels and Luxembourg. They provide a wide spectrum of support, from direct assistance to market players, to support for Business development services, and finance facilities such as sovereign lending, equity, global loans and guarantees. Click here All ACP programme details
The Integrated Framework
Tel: +256- (0) 414-314 283, +256- (0) 312-265 725
The Export Help Desk
The Export Helpdesk is a free online service to facilitate market access for developing countries to the European Union. This user-friendly service provides relevant information on requirements and taxes, import tariffs, preferential arrangements and trade statistics. It can be accessed on: http://exporthelp.europa.eu/index_en.html
EU External Trade:
Trade and Development wider agenda:
EU-ACP Development policies: http://ec.europa.eu/development/policies/9interventionareas/trade_en.cfm