ANNOUNCEMENT 01 Apr 2010

In April 2010, the government of Uganda announced an alteration to its export prohibitions.

NUMBER OF INTERVENTIONS

1

  • 1 harmful
  • 0 neutral
  • 0 liberalising

SOURCE



Ministry of Finance and Economic Development. (11 June 2009). Budget Speech 2009/2010. Available at http://www.finance.go.ug/docs/Budget%20Speech_FY2009_10_Final.pdf

The East African. (8 March 2010). Uganda to review ban on import of used electronics.


Inception date: 01 Apr 2010 | Removal date: open ended
Still in force

Import ban

On 1 April 2010, the Ugandan government imposed an import ban for used electronic equipment. The measure was proposed in the budget speech for 2009 by Finance and Economic Planning minister Syda Bbumba.
 
The ban of all used computers, freezers and refridgerators was planned to be effective from 1 June 2009. Due to protesting retailers, the ban was postponed twice to 1 October 2009 and finally to 1 April 2010.
 

 

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