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Industry in Uganda

  • South Sudan chaos hinders Uganda Breweries supplies

    SOUTH SUDAN, 2016/07/25 Uganda Breweries Ltd says that the chaos in South Sudan has hampered their distribution chain in the country slowing down their business. According to Mark Ociiti Ongom, the In-Coming Uganda Breweries Ltd Managing Director the highly consumed beer of Bell is not smoothly moving around the problematic country due to the chaos. “The violence in South Sudan has somehow made us to reduce on our supplies of our brands particularly Bell throughout country. Bell lager is highly consumed in South Sudan. Deeper areas into South Sudan market are challenging,” said Ociiti.
  • East Africa moves to curb used car imports, boost local assembly plants

    DJIBOUTI CITY, 2016/06/13 East African states are tightening controls on used car imports in a drive to cut pollution and boost the local manufacturing industry. Kenya recently announced that it would scale up its used car emissions laws, joining Uganda which has by presently introduced related taxes. Cabinet Secretary in Kenya’s Ministry of Transport James Macharia said that the policy would any minute at this time be in place and that motorists found to be in breach of the law risk having their cars deregistered. “By the end of the year, we will require vehicles countrywide to undergo a mandatory inspection to determine their level of toxic emissions,” said Mr Macharia.
  • Uganda: Counterfeits - Govt Should Be Firm but Organised

    UGANDA, 2013/07/08 Kampala was last week plunged into a commercial lockdown, as traders protested the pre-import verification of conformity to standards (PVoC). The traders say the charges are too high and some have described them as a form of double taxation since they would have to pay taxes once the goods are in Uganda. The government has consistently argued that PVoC is necessary to check the influx of substandard goods. And the traders themselves claim they are not opposed to the inspection but in the modalities of enforcement and the attendant charges. Additional importantly, the people of Uganda have, in various fora, expressed support for the government action.