AGOA offers a wide range of eligible products and industries for Uganda. These products and sectors can take advantage of AGOA benefits, including duty-free access to the U.S. market. Here is a list of some of the key sectors and products eligible for AGOA benefits in Uganda:

1. Textiles and Apparel:

  • Textile and apparel products have been a major beneficiary of AGOA. Uganda can export various clothing items, including shirts, trousers, dresses, and more. Fabrics, yarns, and textile materials are also eligible.

2. Agricultural Products:

  • Uganda’s agricultural sector benefits significantly from AGOA. Eligible products include:
    • Coffee: Uganda is renowned for its high-quality coffee, and AGOA allows duty-free access for this product.
    • Tea: Both black and green tea varieties can be exported under AGOA.
    • Spices: Products like vanilla, cinnamon, and paprika are eligible.
    • Processed Foods: Processed agricultural products like dried fruits, fruit juices, and organic foods can be exported duty-free.
    • Floriculture: Flowers and ornamental plants also fall under AGOA eligibility.

3. Handicrafts and Artisanal Goods:

  • Uganda’s rich cultural heritage is reflected in its handicrafts. Items such as traditional baskets, crafts, and art can be exported under AGOA.

4. Footwear:

  • Footwear items, including shoes and sandals, are eligible for duty-free export to the U.S. market.

5. Leather and Leather Products:

  • Uganda can export leather and leather products such as bags, belts, and wallets.

6. Wood and Wood Products:

  • Wooden furniture, carvings, and other wood-based products can be exported under AGOA.

7. Beauty and Skincare Products:

  • Beauty and skincare products, including natural cosmetics and soaps, are eligible.

8. Jewelry:

  • Jewelry items made from precious or semi-precious stones can be exported duty-free.

9. Renewable Energy Products:

  • Products related to renewable energy, such as solar panels and components, can be exported under AGOA.

10. Chemicals and Pharmaceuticals: – Some chemicals and pharmaceutical products are eligible for AGOA benefits.

11. Plastics and Rubber Products: – Certain plastic and rubber products can be exported to the U.S. market duty-free.

12. Auto Parts and Accessories: – Components and accessories for automobiles are among the eligible products.

13. Electronics and Electrical Products: – Certain electronic and electrical products, including components and parts, are eligible.

14. Furniture and Home Decor: – Furniture and home decor items made in Uganda can be exported duty-free.

15. Minerals and Metals: – Some mineral and metal products are eligible under AGOA.

It’s important to note that AGOA’s eligibility criteria may change over time, and specific product categories and requirements can be subject to updates and revisions. Exporters in Uganda should stay informed about the latest AGOA guidelines and consult with relevant authorities and trade organizations to ensure compliance and take full advantage of AGOA benefits.