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AGOA Status: Uganda is eligible for AGOA this year. It also qualifies for textile and apparel benefits.

Trade Agreements: The U.S. signed Trade and Investment Framework Agreements (TIFA) with the East African Community (EAC) in 2008, and with the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA) in 2001. Uganda is a member of both regional organizations. USTR’s Africa Office is also leading U.S. efforts to forge a new trade and investment partnership with the East African Community.

U.S.-Uganda Trade Facts

Uganda is currently our 158th largest goods trading partner with $135 million in total (exports plus imports) goods trade during 2011. Goods exports totaled $100 million; Goods imports totaled $35 million. The U.S. goods trade surplus with Uganda was $66 million in 2012.


Uganda was the United States' 151st largest goods export market in 2012.

U.S. goods exports to Uganda in 2012 were $100 million, up 6.6% from 2011.

The top export categories (2-digit HS) for 2012 were: Aircraft ($27 million), Machinery ($22 million), Electrical Machinery ($10 million), Optic and Medical Instruments ($7 million), Special Other (articles donated) ($7 million).


Uganda was the United States' 149th largest supplier of goods imports in 2012.

U.S. goods imports from Uganda totaled $35 million in 2012, a 24.9% decrease from 2011.

The top import categories (2-digit HS) for 2012 were: Spices, Coffee, and Tea (coffee) ($29 million), Fish and Seafood ($1 million), Special Other (returns) ($928 thousand), Live Trees ($915 thousand), Precious Stones (imitation jewelry) ($672 thousand).

Trade Balance

The U.S. goods trade surplus with Uganda was $66 million in 2012, 36.6% more than in 2011.