Ugandans asked to access US market in new Agoa strategy

Ms Evelyn Zalwango (Right), the CEO Awaka Furniture, shows outgoing Trade minister Amelia Kyambadde and Susan Muhwezi, special presidential adviser on Agoa some of the products manufactured from wood and sold to the US under the Agoa arrangements. Photo by Stephen Otage

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KAMPALA. The United States Embassy in Kampala has asked Ugandans who wish to benefit from the US market to carry out research on the unique needs of the US market before venturing into it if they are to break through.
Speaking during the national African Growth and Opportunity Act (Agoa) strategy consultative meeting in Kampala last week, Mr Mark Meassick, the deputy mission director, said Ugandans who wish to export to the US market should take advantage of trade promotion agencies the embassy and organisations such as the American Chamber of Commerce to build linkages to facilitate trade between Ugandan companies and those based in the US.

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