Includes the barriers (tariff and non-tariff) that U.S. companies face when exporting to this country.
Uganda has few formal trade barriers, though bureaucratic inefficiencies, high transport costs, corruption, and an influx of counterfeit consumer products increase costs for foreign businesses. The URA imposes an environmental levy on vehicles older than eight years, and, in 2018, the government enacted a ban on importing cars older than 15 years from date of manufacture. In recent years, Uganda has phased out import bans on beer, soda, batteries, and cigarettes. Importing beef, chicken, and dairy products into Uganda involves lengthy paperwork and slow processing—essentially de-facto ban on the import of these products into Uganda. In addition, Uganda has tariffs on basic foodstuffs like flour, sugar, and food-grade oils. For detailed information on Uganda’s tariff schedule, please go to: World Trade Organization - Uganda and the WTO.