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.