Relations between India and Uganda span areas such as defence, trade and investment, education, healthcare, among others.
The Indian High Commission in Uganda also serves Burundi.
NRIs/PIOs contribute ~70% of Uganda’s direct tax collection.
Uganda is ranked 116 in the World Bank's EoDB 2020 index.
Uganda has received Indian lines of credit for critical projects.
FDI inflows to India from April 2000-March 2021
Bilateral trade during FY2020-21
NRIs/PIOs currently live in Uganda
Concurrent Accreditation The Mission in Uganda also handles India's bilateral relations with Burundi
Uganda has rich deposits of gold, tungsten, tin, iron ore, silver, zinc, mica, copper, offering strong investment opportunities.
India has helped empower health, education, renewable energy, and agriculture sectors in Uganda, boosting new businesses.
Oil and gas
Uganda has one of the biggest oil reserves in sub-Saharan Africa, estimated at 6b barrels that has attracted strong interests.
Uganda offers trade and investment opportunities in sectors related to pharmaceutical, automobile, plastic, and organic chemicals.
Uganda’s annual urban growth rate of 5.2 per cent is among the highest in the world and is expected to triple over 2014-40.
During the visit, MoUs were signed to register cooperation in the domains of Defence Cooperation, Visa exemptions for Diplomatic and Official passport holders, facilitation of Cultural Exchange Programmes, and the creation of a Material Testing Laboratory.
India's Exports and Imports to Uganda
Source: Department of Commerce
Values in US$ Million
|3||India’s Total Export||3,10,338.48||2,62,291.09||2,75,852.43||3,03,526.16||3,30,078.09|
|8||India’s Total Import||4,48,033.41||3,81,007.76||3,84,357.03||4,65,580.99||5,14,078.42|
|13||India’s Total Trade||7,58,371.89||6,43,298.84||6,60,209.46||7,69,107.15||8,44,156.51|
|17||India’s Trade Balance||-1,37,694.93||-1,18,716.67||-1,08,504.60||-1,62,054.83||-1,84,000.30|
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Mr. Pankaj Kumar Singhal
Second Secretary (Pol, Com) and Head of Chancery High Commission of India Kampala, Uganda
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Fish fillets; frozen, Nile Perch (Lates niloticus) (030463)
Fish preparations; sardines, sardinella and brisling or sprats, prepared or preserved, whole or in pieces (but not minced) (160413)
Fish; edible offal, fish heads, tails and maws (030572)
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*Information subject to changes amid the global COVID-19 pandemic.
Any person intending to enter into Uganda should do so only for lawful purposes and in accordance with national immigration laws, guidelines and formalities. Foreign nationals intending to enter Uganda for purposes of employment should comply with requirements for expatriate employment in Uganda. All visa prone nationalities must obtain Uganda visas to facilitate their entry into the country. Uganda issues e-visas that can be applied on their immigration portal: https://visas.immigration. go.ug/. Payment and approval are given online. Visa sticker is pasted on the passport on arrival into the country.
An estimated over 27,000 Indians and PIOs reside in Uganda and play a leading role in its economy. As per the statistics of the Uganda Revenue Authority (URA), Indian nationals/ PIO constitute the top 65% of the tax payers locally, and contribute about 60% of the total revenues collected by it.
Labour & Employment: https://www.gou.go.ug/topics/Labour-Employment
Automobile to food products production
Tamil Nadu-based Hurera Leather Company has invested in a plant in Kampala, Uganda, producing one mn pairs of shoes every year creating job opportunities in Uganda and India through http://www.intracen.org/Ministry of Trade, Industry & CooperativesWork Permits
Faculty positions up to uninversity
The Ugandan Government has introduced the Education and Sports Sector Strategic Plan (ESSP) 2017-2020 to guide the Sector in providing quality education. The education sector in Uganda, ranging from schools to universities draw foreign teaching staff from different disciplines.Ministry of Education and SportsWork Permits
Here are the leading sectors of opportunities for foreign investors
Tata International, a global trading company, has operations in Uganda
Bank of Baroda runs operations in Uganda owing to OI presence
Bharti Airtel offers telecommunication services in Uganda.
Wipro offers Information Technology solutions to Ugandan clients.