Uganda - Customs and duties

All imports and exports require licenses. As a party to the Lome Convention, Uganda benefits from EU tariff preferences for its goods. Import duties are levied at 15%. Excise surcharges lie at 10%. Reductions were planned for 1999 to 2000.

Items that cannot be exported without permission from Uganda include scrap iron, wood charcoal, timber, coffee husks, fresh fish, and game trophies. Other restrictions exist when importing medications, firearms, live animals, endangered species, secondhand clothing, explosives, and plants; and when exporting minerals, fruit, and hides and skins. Prohibited imports include pornographic materials and used tires.

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George Ssemigga
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Jan 30, 2011 @ 7:19 pm
I wish to be informed whether you charge custom duties on items of home use or not.
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Mar 19, 2011 @ 12:12 pm
I like the info would be glad if it is updated though. thanx. could you keep me posted on the latest, for example the asycuda guidelines.
Olonya Isaac
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Dec 5, 2012 @ 1:13 pm
i really appreciate the information on this website. i just want to know exactly what taxes and how they are calculated for a used vehicle like Subaru Forester from Japan or Mitsubishi mini. how much will i be expected to pay inorder to make the car legally mine?
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Jan 25, 2015 @ 11:11 am
Hi! I want to know if there is any duty paid for imported dry fish, both for human consumption or as animal feeds. Imported from EAC, COMESA or even other countries. Thanks.
kennedy lumbuku
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Sep 28, 2018 @ 5:05 am
hi Iwant to know if there is any import duty on wood charcoals from EAC ? and if its there what are the rates are surpposed to use.

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