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With a young and rapidly growing population, extremely productive agricultural lands, a nascent oil sector, and a strategic location in the heart of East and Central Africa, Uganda offers great economic potential.

The Economic and Commercial Section at the U.S. Mission in Kampala offers a number of commercial services that aim to promote American trade and investment interests, encourage U.S. exports, and level the playing field for all businesses by advocating for open markets, free trade, and predictability and transparency in the regulatory environment. We draw on our extensive networks of business contacts and local knowledge to conduct partner searches, perform company profiles and carry out other commercial services upon request by U.S. firms.

The Embassy is eager to assist Ugandan businesses and individuals seeking to identify U.S. suppliers of goods and services to promote bilateral trade.


Key Government of Uganda Economic and Business websites

Uganda Investment Authority
Uganda Revenue Authority
Uganda Export Promotion Board
Ministry of Trade, Cooperatives and Industry
Ministry of Finance
Bank of Uganda
Uganda Bureau of Standards
Uganda Bureau of Statistics

Women in Business Association

Uganda Women Entrepreneurs Association Limited (UWEAL) was established in 1987 over 30 years ago by four visionary women in business as a membership based organization incorporated during that time when the idea of women in business was considered a taboo in Uganda. They set out to change perception and set up in place platform to promote women in business Uganda and network with other women in business globally.

UWEAL has spearheaded the transformation of the landscape that gives women in business a voice to show case that women are as capable to start and run a businesses as much as men. The association is currently firmly placed in the private sector to assist and provide the necessary support and guidance to women in business and to advocate for favorable policies through which women entrepreneurs can flourish.


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Uganda Economic Outlook

Economic performance generally remained strong despite the recent slowdown in real GDP growth, which is projected to reach 5.9% in 2018, up from 4.8% in 2017 and 2.3% in 2016. The increase in economic growth in 2018  is expected to be driven mainly by public infrastructure investment; recovery in manufacturing and construction; and improvements in the services sector, particularly financial and banking, trade, transport, and information and communication technology services.