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IMF chief urges more support for global trade

Washington, United States | AFP | IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde urged global leaders Wednesday not to reject international trade as policy shifts by Washington and London force resets on major global commercial treaties. Lagarde admitted that the rapid lowering of trade barriers in recent decades had caused significant dislocation, including …

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Rugasira on new Uganda Development Corporation board

Kampala, Uganda | GODFREY SSALI | The Uganda Development Corporation (UDC), the investment arm of government mandated to promote and facilitate industrial and economic development of the country, has finally got a first Board of Directors since its revival in 2008. The new board which will be chaired by Hamu Mugenyi, …

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THIS WEEK: UMA trade fair set for October 3-10

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The annual Uganda International Trade Fair organised by Uganda Manufacturers Association (UMA) is this year celebrating its Silver Jubilee from October 3- 10 at the show grounds in Lugogo. The Fair offers an international marketing platform for multi-sectoral goods and services from within and …

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Museveni, EU boss Jean-Claude Juncker discuss EPA

Kampala, Uganda | PPU | President Yoweri Museveni has met the European Union (EU) Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker and presented a raft of concerns raised by East African Community (EAC) member states on the Economic Partnership Agreements (EPA). Leading a delegation of EAC trade ministers to the meeting at the EU …

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Museveni in Brussels for key EU-EPA discussions

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | President Yoweri Museveni is in Belgium on a three-day working visit that will include talks with European Union (EU) about the EU-EAC Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA). Museveni took over chairmanship of the East African Community (EAC) from Tanzania’s  John Pole Magufuli in May with a promise …

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US commerce secretary in Beijing ahead of Trump trip

Beijing, China | AFP | The visiting US commerce secretary told China’s premier on Monday that the warm reception he received in Beijing “augurs very well” for Donald Trump’s upcoming visit, amid tensions over trade and North Korea. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross met with Premier Li Keqiang at the headquarters of …

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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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