Message from Ambassador Scott H. DeLisi
Welcome to the Business Section of U.S. Embassy Kampala. Our Mission is committed to strengthening economic ties between the U.S. and Uganda. On these pages you can find a wealth of information on topics ranging from doing business in Uganda to the Africa Growth and Opportunity Act, and important resources such as the Investment Climate Statement for Uganda and tips for exporting products to the United States.
As we look toward the future, it is clear that Africa is more important than ever to the prosperity of the international community, and to the United States. Africa’s economies are among the fastest growing in the world. Uganda, which has such tremendous potential, is of particular interest. Fertile soils, abundant water, a strategic location in the heart of East Africa, a university recognized across the continent for its excellence, and - most importantly - hardworking people with an incredible entrepreneurial spirit.
As an Embassy, we are committed to working with the private sector to attract investment, create jobs and persuade American companies to take a look at Uganda. The U.S. government is doing its part to encourage more American companies to invest in Africa, launching a number of initiatives to increase American commercial ties to this continent including:
• A Trade and Investment Partnership between the U.S. and the Eastern Africa Community
• The U.S.-Africa Clean Energy Finance Initiative to drive private investment in the renewable energy sector,
• President Obama launched a “Doing Business in Africa” campaign to assist U.S. businesses in identifying and seizing opportunities in Africa.
• Trade Africa
From agriculture to oil, from infrastructure to tourism, economic opportunities abound in Uganda and I hope any U.S. companies interested in doing business in Uganda take advantage of the many resources on this website. In addition, feel free to also reach out to the Mission Economic and Commercial section as you explore Uganda’s many opportunities for partnership and growth.