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Uganda to review Africa Free Trade Area pact
Uganda, in many ways like Nigeria, will investigate concerns by a sector of the business community before making major commitments.
Uganda will not sign either African free trade agreement soon
It is not yet clear why Museveni decided to cancel the trip, but local commentators believe that this suggests the deterioration of relations between Kigali and Kampala.
Total evicts people from their land in Uganda
The French oil company Total evicts people from their land in Uganda to make room for an oil processing facility.
East Africa: Cabinet approves the ratification of the Tripartite Free Trade Area
The Ugandan Cabinet has approved the ratification of the EAC-COMESA-SADC Tripartite Free Area Agreement (FTA), paving way for the implementation of the Agreement.
Uganda: Japan pushes for trade agreement with Uganda
Japan is pushing for a bilateral agreement with Uganda in a bid to expand and strengthen trade and investment between the two countries.
East Africa: EPA and diplomatic chess games in EAC
The East African Community is once again facing a delicate diplomatic situation as it seems now more than ever that, after protracted negotiations, member states may have to just agree to disagree on the Economic Partnership Agreement.
East Africa: Uganda hints at adopting Dar’s standpoint on EPA
Uganda is prepared to delay the signing of the Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) after Tanzania, one of the East Africa Community (EAC) partner states, raised the red flag.
French firm attacks Ugandan tax using ISDS
The heavily criticized legal mechanism, known as ISDS, is an important tool for European companies to pressurize developing countries. This year Uganda joins the rank of developing nations asking themselves: “Why have we ever signed this?”
L’accord commercial entre le Kenya et l’Ouganda est entré en vigueur
L’Ouganda est prêt à mettre en œuvre l’accord commercial bilatéral que les présidents Yoweri Museveni et Uhuru Kenyatta ont signé.
Africa regional blocs eye joint pact
Most of the clauses in the agreement — to be signed this month in Cairo — have been finalised, apart from the preamble and the rules of origin.
EAC countries under pressure to sign Economic Partnership Agreements
East Africa is under pressure to sign the Economic Partnership Agreement with Europe by the end of September. NTV reports.
Pressure as EU issues new trade ultimatum
While the EU boss in Uganda is quick to point out that the date is neither an ultimatum nor a deadline, come Oct. 01 the EU will withdraw its free market access to countries like Uganda that have not yet ratified an Economic Partnership Agreement.
Uganda: EU sets EPA deadline signing for October
“The EAC states wont access European markets if we don’t sign EPA by October 1 but how prepared are we when some clauses are still not agreed upon?” Jane Nalunga, SEATINI Uganda country director, asks.
Experts support Uganda’s decision to join COMESA FTA
Economic experts have supported the recent decision taken by the government of Uganda to join the COMESA FTA, saying it would increase the volume of Ugandan exports to the COMESA FTA and promote the country’s economic growth.
Experts support Uganda’s decision to join COMESA FTA
Economic experts have supported the recent decision taken by the government of Uganda to join the COMESA FTA, saying it would increase the volume of Ugandan exports to the COMESA FTA and promote the country’s economic growth.
MPs move to block signing of EPAs
Legislators, trade experts and analysts have described the delayed signing of the Economic Partnerships Agreement (EPAs) as a detriment to development of trade among developing nations.
Uganda: EU supports law threatening access to medicines
As part of its support to Uganda’s implementation of the Economic Partnership Agreement between the European Union and East Africa, the EU is funding the drafting of Kampala’s controversial Counterfeit Goods Bill, which has caused an outcry as it threatens access to life-saving generic medicines in this low income East African country.
Govt, EU Dig in As Trade Agreement Target Date Passes
EAC partner states were unable to meet the target date of July 31, to complete negotiations of the comprehensive EPA, writes Peter Nyanzi.
Uganda raises concerns on asset protection plan
Uganda on Thursday adopted a cautious stand as negotiations on a regional common market entered a sensitive phase in which experts sought to find the most appropriate deals on protection of foreign investments
Together we are stronger
Twenty six African countries, a single market and open borders that allow persons to move across freely and conduct business. That was the vision of the Tripartite Summit that took place in Kampala last week. President Jakaya Kikwete of Tanzania called it “a landmark summit for a landmark decision” while President Yoweri Museveni said it was “historic”.