Describes trade agreements this country is a party to. Includes resources where U.S. companies can get information on how to take advantage of these agreements.
Uganda is eligible for AGOA and Generalized System of Preferences trade benefits. Uganda does not yet have a BIT or FTA with the United States.
On November 28, 2018, Uganda formally ratified the agreement establishing the Africa Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA). The AfCFTA is the second largest trade area (after the WTO) in terms of member countries and became operational on July 1, 2020.
Uganda is a member of the EAC, COMESA, and the African Union Abuja agreement. Its duties and tariffs for countries in these groups are significantly lower than for non-member countries. As an initiative of the EAC, Uganda, Kenya, Rwanda, Burundi, Tanzania, and South Sudan have created the EACU, aimed at promoting trade among the member nations. The United States signed a TIFA with the EAC in 2008, and with COMESA in 2001.