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Uganda: Sh325m to Boost Textile Trade

Published date:
Friday, 31 December 2004

The United States Department of Education and Cultural Affairs has released $187,000 (sh325m) to promote business between US and Ugandan textile firms.

According to Dr. Maggie Kigozi, Uganda Investment Authority's (UIA) executive director, the funds, released through UGA International Outreach, will create opportunities for business, which will translate into economic growth and more jobs.

"The project is an important manifestation of the African Growth and Opportunities Act of 2000, which provides market access for 38 sub-Saharan African countries," Kigozi said.

She said the grant is a partnership between the University of Georgia, UIA and the East Africa-American Business Council based in Atlanta.

“AGOA Latest AGOA Trade Data currently available on

Click here to view a sector profile of Uganda’s bilateral trade with the United States, disaggregated by total exports and imports, AGOA exports and GSP exports.

Other regularly updated trade statistics on include: (click each link to view)

  • AGOA-beneficiary Countries’ AGOA and GSP Trade Aggregates

  • AGOA Trade by Industry Sector

  • Apparel Trade under AGOA’s Wearing Apparel Provisions

  • Latest Apparel Quotas under AGOA

  • Bilateral Trade Data for all AGOA-eligible countries individually.

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