Uganda - Country Commercial Guide
Import Requirements and Documentations

Includes import documentation and other requirements for both the U.S. exporter and foreign importer.

Last published date: 2022-08-15

Import certificates issued by the Ministry of Trade, Industry, and Cooperatives, are required to import goods on the “negative list,” including used tires and certain types of batteries (the negative list can be found on the Uganda Revenue Authority website:  The certificates are valid for six months.  The certificates also are a substitute for import licenses.