Stated under section 140 of the East African Community Customs Management Act 2004, the EAC Council of Ministers is mandated to grant remission of duty on raw materials imported into a partner state upon request and fulfillment of certain conditions by manufacturers in identified areas. Successful applicants are therefore compiled and published through the EAC gazette for all the East Africa Countries.
Below is a summary of the approved raw materials for EAC and Here is a Downloadable comprehensive EAC Gazette (Vol. AT 1 – No. 8) of 30th June, 2018 for your information. The same can be accessed on our website www.uma.or.ug or on www.eac.int
IMPROVE YOUR KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS BY ATTENDING COURSES AT UMA TRAINING CENTRE
Uganda Manufactures Association (UMA) is abroad membership based organization representing the industrial and commercial sectors with over 700 active members drawn from small, medium and large private commercial and public sectors in Uganda. UMA’s Mission is to serve and protect the interest of industrialists in Uganda.
The Association (UMA) has registered Training Centre and is the leading provider of training services to private sector companies. The Training Centre offers a variety of short courses in areas of Work place Health programs, Accounting and Finance, General Management, Productivity& Quality Management, Sales & Marketing. These courses are either in house (meaning we can train your members at your company or open courses conducted at central, region or UMA head Office.
Few examples of courses which can be tailored to your company needs in the year 2016
Work Place Health programs
· Occupation Health &Safety
· HIV/AIDS, (Health fairs & Health policies)
· Disease out breaks
· First Aid at Work
· Hygiene & Sanitation
· Measuring & Reporting Innovations in Organisation
· Public Speaking
· Report writing
· Customer care
· Labor relations/ Employment relations
Productivity& Quality Management
· Good Manufacturing Practices
· Energy Efficiency
· Fire Fighting
· Stress management
· Road Safety& defensive Driving
Accounting and Finance
· Finance for Non Finance managers
· Liquidity & Balance sheet management
· Supply chain Management
· Budgeting & expenditure control
· Preparing for external Audits
Sales & Marketing
· Event planning& Management Skills
· Social Media Marketing & Promotion
· Public relation & CSR
· Debt collection
· Strategic planning
The above courses can be conducted in one to seven days or more depending on the course content and client needs.
Over the years UMA has conducted this training to member & non member companies and close to 200 organisation have benefited from above courses in last 5 years. Example of the benefieries include Kakira Sugar,Uganda Baati ltd ,Kinyara Sugar ltd ,Uganda Clays ltd,Mulwana Group, Quality Chemicals ltd,Leather Industries of Uganda, TororoCement, MpangaTea, Mabale Tea,Uganda Tea corperation,Sadolin paints (U) Ltd Uganda Fishnet Manufacturers, Mukwano group, Mildmay Uganda,Unga Millers, Turfoam,Nile breweries among others
UMA therefore invites your company to book for these trainings.
Please contact Odeng Charles Hammer Email / or call 075-2-354125 0712354125
Looking forward to hearing from you.
Current UMA Board and Members of the Advisory Committee pose for a group photo at the just concluded Annual General Meeting (21st/05/2015)
Uganda Manufacturers Association (UMA) is organizing the 10th Annual National Nutrition, Health and Safety Fair scheduled from 4th - 7th July 2018 at the UMA Conference hall - Lugogo Show Grounds. The health fair will be officially launched with a CEO’s Networking Luncheon under the theme: Creating Partnerships that Foster Better Employee and Community Health.
The Health fair will have the following activities:
We invite you to participate in the health fair through exhibiting your products and services during the four day event.
For more details please contact: Odeng Charles Hammer 075-2-354125 email /
Looking forward to your participation.
Dear UMA Member,
Please find attached our issue of the UMA Newsletter Business Brief.
We send you this brief every fortnight to inform you of what we do on your behalf to improve the business environment.
Uganda Manufacturers Association
UMA & African Development Bank (AfDB) partner to support internship programmes for students from eight Ugandan universities.
NOTE: THE EVENT DATES ARE TENTATIVE PENDING CONFIRMATION.
The Uganda International Trade Fair, which is the largest exhibition organized in Uganda, is next year organizing the 26th Uganda International Trade Fair 2018 (Dates to be communicated) at the Uganda Manufacturers Association (UMA) Show Grounds, Lugogo, and Kampala.
UGITF that takes place every year since 1992 offers an international marketing platform for multi-sectoral goods and services from within and outside the East African region. The fair that has been a consistent business partner for many companies / organisations over the past twenty five (25) years is going to run under the theme: "(To be communicated)”
Uganda Manufacturers Association the organisers of the Uganda International Trade Fair wishes to invite your company/ organization for this next years exhibition that is going to feature more than 20 special events including; Seminars, Exhibition Parades, Networking Cocktails, a Gala evening among others that will provide a platform for participants to establish business contacts and exchange market information amongst themselves and with the general public.
In 2016, 1350 exhibitors from 28 countries presented their company products and services to the 201,700 Show visitors that attended the Uganda International Trade Fair. The main exhibition sectors of UGITF are; Agricultural products, food and beverages, textiles, garments and yarns, manufacturing equipment, building materials, automobiles, electrical items, chemicals and cosmetics, timber and furniture, trade services, engineering products, machinery, information technology, gift articles and handicrafts, consultancy and training among others.
Your company will benefit considerably when you participate in the Silver Jubilee Trade Fair. You will meet potential customers, business partners and promote your products or services. For registration details, please contact the UMA secretariat on 0414-221034, 414-287615 Cell phone: 0785038105, 0703552444 or email: ,
We have both indoor and outdoor exhibition space. The charges for exhibition space is as follows:
The cost of space is exclusive of 18% VAT.