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Prospects and Challenges in the Formation of the COMESA-EAC and SADC Tripartite Free Trade Area

"The stalemate of the multilateral trade system in addressing key trade and trade related issues over the years have mounted pressure on World Trade Organisation (WTO) member states to search for alternative solutions. This pressure has directed c...

The Integrated Assessment of the Potential Impact of the EU ACP Economic Partnership Agreement on Uganda's Bio Diversity: A Case of the Horticulture Centre

"This integrated assessment (IA) examines the potential impacts on the horticulture sector of Uganda’s Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) with the European Union (EU). Horticulture was selected as the focus of the IA because it contributes sign...

Uganda's Challenges in Complying with the WTO Agreement

"As tariff and tariff-related barriers to trade continue to decline through trade liberalization and regional integration, non-policy barriers to trade like freight costs, standards and quality requirements are increasingly gaining significance. N...

Trade Opportunities from the EU-ACP EPAs: Prospects for the flower sub-sector in Uganda

"With the signing of the EU-ACP Economic Partnership Agreements (EPAs) in 2009, the Government of Uganda as a member of the ACP, should endeavour to re-strategize itself to benefit from the opportunities such trading blocks create through increase...

Comparing the Performance of Uganda’s Intra-East African Community Trade and Other Trading Blocs: A Gravity Model Analysis

"This paper examines factors that determine Uganda’s trade flows and specifically compares the impact and performance of the different trade blocs on Uganda’s trade patterns and flows. The empirical question is whether Uganda’s trade is getting mo...

Trade Policy, Economic Performance and Poverty in Uganda

"Uganda has been one of the most successful African examples of economic liberalisation in the 1990s. Growth performance has been impressive and evidence from successive household surveys indicates that poverty reduced during the 1990s which is pa...

Perceptions of Ugandan Business Executives on the Current and Expected Business Economic Conditions

"The BCI reflects the perceptions of Ugandan business executives on the current and expected business economic conditions. The BCI is intended to be an indicator of economic activity, to supplement official statistics. The major advantage of the ...

Assessment of the Effect of the EAC Common External Tariff Sensitive Products List on the Performance of Domestic Industries, Welfare, Trade and Revenue

This report establishes whether the protection given to the list of sensitive products since 2005 has increased the regional capacity of the East African Community (EAC) to produce, reduced the importation of the same products from the rest of the...

Determinants of Domestic Food Price Differentials in Uganda: The Potential for and Constraints on Intra-County Trade

The determinants of price differentials across 79 districts in Uganda is examined in this paper. It identifies the main production areas for key agricultural commodities and consumption destinations. The paper examines the hypothesis that spatial ...

Has the Common External Tariff Sensitive List of Products for the EAC Generated Intra-Export Trade?

This study establishes whether the protection given to the list of sensitive products since 2005: has increased the EAC regional capacity to produce, and whether this reduced the importation of the same products from the rest of the world, have in...

Growth and Welfare Effects of Macroeconomic Shocks in Uganda

This paper uses a computable general equilibrium model to analyze the growth and welfare effects of three macroeconomic shocks in Uganda during the period 2010-17. These macroeconomic shocks are as follows: changes in terms of trade, changes in i...

Outcomes of the Nairobi WTO 10th Ministerial Conference: Implications for the EAC Cotton Sector Development

The paper examines the outcomes of the World Trade Organization (WTO) 10th Ministerial Conference (MC10) in Nairobi, what is termed the Nairobi package (WTO, 2015). Specifically, we investigate the implications of the package for the cotton sector...

How will the Adoption of the Nairobi WTO 10th Ministerial Conference decisions on Cotton Impact on the East African Community?

In December 2015, the World Trade Organization (WTO) held its 10th Ministerial Conference (MC10) in Nairobi, Kenya. The meeting adopted the “Nairobi package” of decisions targeting agriculture, cotton and issues related to least-developed countri...

The Role of Economic Infrastructure in Promoting Exports of Manufactured Products: Trade Facilitation and Industrialisation in the EAC

The paper estimates the impact of improving economic infrastructure in the EAC region on exports of manufactured products. The analysis specifically departs from the general analysis in the literature by looking beyond the impact of infrastructur...

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