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Traded goods worth UGX 2.5 trillion undetected annually – Report

Kampala, Uganda  | THE INDEPENDENT |  Deliberate falsification of invoices and manipulation of customs rules by organizations and individual traders is costing Uganda trillions of shillings in revenue, a new study has shown. A study by the Washington-based organisation Global Financial Integrity (GFI) released today March 3, 2020 examined Uganda’s trade …

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Traders suspend imports from China

Kampala, Uganda  | THE INDEPENDENT |  Traders who import most of their goods from China say they have been unable to send money for goods or fly to China as most factories supplying them are closed due to the outbreak of the coronavirus. This will likely have an impact on the …

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Benin counts the cost after Nigeria shutters border

Cotonou, Benin | AFP |  Dozens of baskets brimming with newly-picked tomatoes gently rot in the sticky heat, becoming the latest casualty in a bout of trade tension between Benin and Nigeria. On August 19, President Muhammadu Buhari unexpectedly closed Nigeria’s borders to goods trade with Benin and Niger, declaring the …

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Export earnings fall 50% in April

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Uganda’s exports earnings fell sharply in the month of April compared to March owing to a drop in gold exports and goods crossing to Rwanda, a Ministry of Finance filing shows. The May 2019 economy performance report shows that export earnings fell by 49.1% …

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Inflation for July down to 5.7%

Kampala, Uganda |JULIUS BUSINGE | Uganda’s price of goods and services somewhat reduced to 5.7% in the year ending July 2017 down from 6.4% recorded in the same period in June 2017, according to data from the Uganda Bureau of Statistics (UBOS) released on July 31. The statistics body said the decline was attributed …

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