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VIDEO: Export Strategy to Cost Uganda 2.7 Trillion Shillings

VIDEO: Export Strategy to Cost Uganda 2.7 Trillion Shillings Kampala, Uganda | NBS TV | Government has in an effort to improve the country’s trade balance turned focus on products where Uganda has a comparative advantage. Trade Minister Amelia Kyambade says the newly approved export promotion strategy will help government promote …

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DR Congo temporarily bans import of key consumer goods

Kinshasa, DR Congo | AFP | Authorities have banned imports of several popular consumer products in the west of the Democratic Republic of Congo for six months to fight smuggling, Trade Minister Jean-Lucien Busa said Monday. “We have decided on the temporary restriction of imports in the western part of …

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Despite political hurdles, Trump defiant on Mexico wall

  Washington, United States | AFP |  President Donald Trump insisted Sunday that the US Congress must find a way to pay for his promised border wall, branding Mexico a hotbed of violent crime. And he warned both Mexico and Canada that if they continue to be “difficult” in trade …

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THIS WEEK: Uganda declared bird flu free

THIS WEEK: Uganda declared bird flu free Kampala, Uganda | THIS WEEK | Following a January outbreak of bird flu in parts of Wakiso and Masaka districts, neighboring countries including Kenya and Tanzania issued a trade ban on poultry products from the country until they are declared disease free. On …

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US launches formal trade investigation into China

Washington, United States | AFP | The United States on Friday formally launched a trade investigation into China’s intellectual property practices and forced transfer of American technology, which President Donald Trump had called for this week. “On Monday, President Trump instructed me to look into Chinese laws, policies, and practices …

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China warns of retaliation as Trump launches trade probe

Beijing, China | AFP | Trade tensions between the United States and China heated up on Tuesday as Beijing warned that it “will not sit idle” if a US probe into its intellectual property practices leads to sanctions. President Donald Trump’s decision to order the investigation comes on top of strains …

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Cabinet approves the ratification of the tripartite free trade area

Kampala, Uganda | GODFREY SSALI | Cabinet has approved the ratification of the EAC-COMESA-SADC Tripartite Free Area Agreement (FTA), paving way for the implementation of the Agreement. In a Cabinet meeting that took place on Friday 4th August 2017, members unanimously agreed that Uganda was ready to start the implementation of …

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VENDORS: Kyambadde condemns KCCA enforcement officers

Kampala, Uganda | GODFREY SSALI |The Minister of Trade, Industry and Cooperatives Amelia Kyambadde has condemned the manner in which Kampala Capital City Authority (KCCA) enforcement officers handle street vendors especially women, saying such excessive force is uncalled for. This follows the death of a one Olivia Basemera last Friday …

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US natural gas emerging as rival to Russia in Europe

New York, United States | AFP | The growth of shale gas extraction is positioning the United States to be a bigger natural gas exporter, potentially challenging Russia’s hold on the European market. Russian exports to Europe remain a foundation of the continent’s economy, accounting for about 41 percent of …

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