AGOA (African Growth and Opportunity Act) applies to a wide range of industries and sectors in Uganda. The act covers various product categories, and eligibility criteria may change over time. As of my last knowledge update in September 2021, here is a list of industries and sectors where AGOA typically applies in Uganda:

  1. Textiles and Apparel:
    • This is one of the primary sectors benefiting from AGOA in Uganda. It includes the production of clothing, garments, and textile products for export to the U.S. market.
  2. Agricultural Products:
    • Uganda’s agriculture sector plays a significant role in AGOA trade. Eligible products include coffee, tea, spices, processed foods, floriculture, and more.
  3. Handicrafts and Artisanal Goods:
    • Uganda’s rich cultural heritage is reflected in its handicrafts, including traditional baskets, crafts, and art, which can be exported under AGOA.
  4. Footwear:
    • The production of shoes and other footwear items falls under AGOA eligibility.
  5. Leather and Leather Products:
    • Leather goods such as bags, belts, wallets, and leather footwear can be exported to the U.S. market duty-free.
  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 for AGOA benefits.
  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 may be 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, may be eligible for AGOA benefits.
  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 may qualify under AGOA.

Please note that the eligibility criteria and specific product categories may change over time, and it’s essential to consult the latest AGOA guidelines and regulations to ensure compliance. Additionally, businesses should verify the current eligibility of their products before exporting to the U.S. market under AGOA.