Uganda Becomes The 15th Member in Comesa Free Trade Area


The private sector though it's foundation chair, Gideon Badagawa has lauded the government for it's effort to ratify the Comesa Free Trade Area saying it will open up huge markets for the country.

VIDEO: Comesa Business Forum in Uganda

Even with a billion dollars in returns from trade within the COMESA region, it's emerging that creation of forward and backward linkages for ... see more »

  • Uganda:  Comesa Deal to Boost Exports

    New Vision, 20 November 2012

    The private sector has lauded the Government for ratifying the COMESA free trade area, saying it will open huge markets for the country. read more »

  • Uganda:  Ssekandi Opens Comesa Business Forum

    New Vision, 20 November 2012

    Vice President Edward Ssekandi has challenged COMESA member states to address challenges that affect the growth Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMES). read more »

Vice President Edward Ssekandi talks to trade minister Amelia Kyambadde.

  • East Africa:  Comesa Free Trade No Worry to Private Sector

    East African Business Week, 19 November 2012

    KAMPALA, Uganda's entry into the COMESA free trade area will not affect the private sector but is an avenue to expand their business, the Trade Industry and Cooperatives minister ... read more »

  • Uganda:  Experts Support Uganda's Decision to Join Comesa FTA

    The Independent, 19 November 2012

    Economic experts have supported the recent decision taken by the government of Uganda to join the COMESA FTA, saying it would increase the volume of Ugandan exports to the COMESA ... read more »

  • East Africa:  Prime Minister Opens Comesa Summit

    New Vision, 19 November 2012

    Prime Minister Amama Mbabazi on Monday opened COMESA Kampala summit taking place at Speke Resort Munyonyo an upscale Kampala suburb. read more »

  • East Africa:  Exports Set to Grow By 50 Percent After Comesa Ratification

    New Vision, 19 November 2012

    Uganda is set to enjoy a 50% increase in export revenues after Cabinet yesterday approved a recommendation by the minister of trade for Uganda to join the COMESA free trade area ... read more »

  • Uganda:  Private Sector Roots for Comesa Partners

    The Independent, 17 November 2012

    Uganda finalises plan to be a member of COMESA Free Trade Area read more »

  • East Africa:  Six Presidents for Kampala Comesa Meet

    New Vision, 16 November 2012

    Six presidents have confirmed participation in next week's COMESA heads of state summit to be held on November 23, 2012 in Kampala. read more »