The 7th Session of Uganda -DRC Joint Permanent Commission Senior officials meeting at Speke Resort , Munyonyo, Meera conference hall from October 17th – 19th, 2018

The   Government of   Uganda hosted the   7thSession    of Uganda  – Democratic Republic    of Congo   (DRC) Joint   Permanent   Commission   (JPC) from   17th to19th October   2018.

During the  JPC,  the   Ministry of Foreign Affairs in collaboration with East Africa Entrepreneurs Association (EAEA) convened  a Business  and Investment  Forum  on  Thursday  18th    October    2018  at  Speke Resort   Munyonyo.

The forum involved key business players and stakeholders from both Uganda and Democratic Republic of Congo and discussed key issues of promoting cross border trade through custom to custom cooperation, eliminating of non-tariff barriers, harmonizing of trade and regulatory standards in the development of SMEs and sharing information.

The total volume of trade between Uganda and DRC is approximately 438 million dollars inconsideration of informal trading, and the  most traded products includes manufactured goods like cement, steel, garments, plastics, beef,fish and agricultural commodities.

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