Kampala, 18 November 1965
The Text of the Agreement is as follows :
Each Contracting Party shall apply on the basis of full reciprocity, most-favoured-nation treatment to the goods and commodities of
the other Contracting Party. ,
The above provisions shall not apply to :
(a) advantages and facilities accorded or to be accorded by either of the two Contracting Parties to neighbouring countries in
order to facilitate frontier traffic;
(b) advantages and facilities resulting from a Customs union or free trade area to which either of the two Contracting Parties
is or may become a party;
(c) any preferences and advantages accorded by India or Uganda that are in existence on the date of this Agreement or in replacement
thereof, in so far as these preferences and advantages or replacement thereof are not inconsistent with the obligations under
the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade accepted by the Contracting Party concerned.
The Government of India and the Government of Uganda shall do their best to increase the volume of trade between the two countries,
in particular with regard to the goods and commodities mentioned in lists ‘A’ and ‘B’ annexed hereto, which form an integral part
of this Agreement.
List ‘A’ designates the exports of Uganda.
List ‘B’ designates the exports of India.
2. The above mentioned lists shall not be construed as excluding the exchange of goods and commodities not enumerated in them.
The exchange of goods and commodities between the two countries shall at all times be subject to all relevant laws and regulations
with respect to imports and exports which are in force in their respective countries at the date of execution hereof, or which may
come into force during the validity of this Agreement.
2. The Contracting Parties shall issue import and export licences, as long as such licences are or shall be required, in accordance
with the laws and regulations in force in the territory of either Contracting Party. Licences shall be granted on terms not less
favourable than those granted to any other third country.
Both Contracting Parties may protect local industries by restrictions applied to imports under their respective laws and regulations,
such restrictions to be operated in accordance with the most-favoured-nation treatment.
All payments pertaining to trade between the two countries shall be effected in Pounds Sterling or any other freely convertible currency,
unless otherwise mutually agreed upon by the Contracting Parties.
Each Contracting Party shall encourage participation in trade fairs and exhibitions organised in the territory of the other Contracting
Subject to the laws and regulations in force in the territory of each Contracting Party, each Contracting Party shall exempt from
duties and charges samples of goods and advertising material of the other Contracting Party which are imported into its territory
or brought into temporarily and taken out of its territory.
For purposes of this Agreement, goods originating in Uganda shall be regarded as Uganda products and goods originating in India as
2. The country of origin shall be deemed to be the country where a product was produced and manufactured or underwent its last substantial
processing, or in the case of non-processed agricultural products the country where the products were actually produced. Both Parties
reserve the right to subject the importation of certain goods to the submission of a certificate of origin by an organisation authorised
in this respect by the Government of the country of origin.
This Agreement shall not be deemed to confer any right or impose any obligation in contravention of any general international convention
to which either Party is or may become a signatory.
In order to facilitate the implementation of this Agreement, both Contracting Parties agree to consult with each other in respect
of any matter arising from or in connection with this Agreement. For this purpose they shall meet at the request of either Contracting
Party at a mutually convenient date.
Upon the expiry of the present Agreement, its provisions shall apply to all contracts concluded in the period of its validity and
outstanding at the moment of the expiry of the Agreement.
This Agreement shall be subject to ratification in accordance with the constitutional procedure of the Contracting Party concerned
and shall enter into force with effect from the date on which the Instruments of Ratification are exchanged.
2. The present Agreement has been concluded for a period of two years, and shall continue in force thereafter automatically until
the expiration of three months from the date on which either Contracting Party receives from the other Contracting Party written
notice of its intention to terminate the present Agreement.
3. Both Contracting Parties have agreed that the provisions of the present Agreement shall be applied provisionally from the date
of its signature.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF the representatives duly authorised by their respective Governments have signed this Agreement.
DONE and signed in English in two copies, both copies equally authentic, on the l8th day of November, 1965.
For the Government of Uganda
For the Government of India.
UGANDA PRODUCTS AVAILABLE FOR EXPORT
Agricultural and mining implements
Animal feeding stuff
Asbestos cement building materials, pipes and tubes
Beans, peas, pulses and leguminous vegetables
Bicycle and bicycle parts
Cassava, flour and chips
Cement and cement pressure and non-pressure pipes
Ceramic sanitary ware, tiles, table ware
Clay and decorative tiles
Corrugated galvanised iron sheets
Copper and Copper alloys
Cotton and Cotton fabrics
Cotton seed oil
Cotton seed cake
Fish (fresh, frozen, canned and salted)
Food waste and prepared animal feeds
Footwear, plastic, leather, rubber
Fruits (bananas, pineapples, mangoes etc.)
Game skins and trophies
Groundnuts, groundnut oil, groundnut oil cake
Handicrafts (including pottery and wood carvings)
Hides, skins and fur-skins
Hoes Hospital furniture
Hessian and hessian bags Iron castings
Industrial and medical gases Ivory
Maize and maize-meal
Meat of bovine cattle-canned and frozen
Metal window frames
Non-potable spirits Papain
Plastic sheet and pipes
Razor blades Sesame seeds
Sisal fibres and sisal tows
Soap cleansing and polishing preparation
Spices Sulphuric acid
Steel-bars, angles flats, and sheets
Sweets and toffees
Suitcases Tea and soluble tea
Tea chests-plywood Tin ores
Tobacco and cigarettes
Waragi (alcoholic beverage)
Wolfram ore Wood and timber
COMMODITIES FOR EXPORT FROM INDIA
Cotton, woollen, silk and rayon, such as:
Cotton and woollen piece goods
Hosiery Knitted garments, (woollen cotton and rayon) silks, art silk and rayon fabrics; cotton twist and yarn
Other cotton, woollen and silk manufactures
2. Food & Beverages
Spices, including pepper; provisions and oilman’s stores.
Sugar Preserved fruits, juices, pickles and chutneys
Confectionery and biscuits.
Hydrogenated oils, i.e. ‘Vanaspati’ or vegetable ghee.
Vegetable oils and oilseeds, essential oils
4. Chemicals products and Soaps
Chemicals and chemicals preparations, pharmaceuticals
Drug & and medicines
Sera and vaccines
Soap, toilet requisites and perfumery
Paints, pigments and varnishes
5. Engineering Goods
Mechanical equipment and apparatus
Pump driven by diesel engines and electric motors
Sewing machines and spares
Bicycles and their parts
Textiles machinery such as, carding machinery and weaving looms
Hand tools and small tools
Sugarcane crushing machinery
Rice and flour mill machinery
Oil presses and expellers
Ball bearings Agricultural implements
Automobiles and their parts
6. Electrical Goods
Electrical appliances and accessories such as:
Conduits pipes, switches, bells, holders, cut-out etc.
Transmission lines towers
Electric bulbs and tubes
Electrodes Generators, portable and fixed Radio receivers
Electric fans and their parts
Batteries (dry and wet)
Electric torch lights
Telephone apparatus and equipment
Ebonite sheets, rods and tubes
Cables and wires
Other electrical equipment and apparatus
7. Household and Building Requirements
Utencils including stainless steel ware
Household electric appliances such as cooking ranges, heaters, electric irons, toasters, kettles, etc.
Fittings and fixtures
Linoleum Sanitary ware
G.I. Pipes and fittings
Manhole covers and plates
Iron and steel buckets
Incandescent oil pressure lamps, safes strong boxes and room fittings
Locks and padlocks
Bolts, nuts, screws and hinges, etc.
Steel furniture and hospital appliances
Scientific instrument of all types
Surgical and medical instruments
9. Rubber manufactures
Tyres and tubes
Other rubber manufactures
10. Leather manufactures including artificial leather goods
11. Handicraft and cottage industry products
12. Miscellaneous, such as
Coir and coir products
Dyeing and tanning substances
Lac and shellac
Myrobalan and Myrobalan extracts
Glass and glass ware including tableware, glass bottles and bangles
Books and printed matter
Sports and travel goods
Tents, tarpaulin and canvas
Artificial porcelain teeth
Writing and printing inks
Fountain pens and pencils
Plywood commercial and decorative
Cigars and cigarettes
And such other items as may become available for export from time to time.