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Removing Institutional Constraints in Utilizing Trade-Related ISMs for LDCs. Identification of Export and Support Measures- The Case of Uganda By Sainabou Taal. 1. Catalogue of priority exports. Methodology: Use of National strategies, country reports, sector reports etc. namely:

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Removing institutional constraints in utilizing trade related isms for ldcs

Removing Institutional Constraints in Utilizing Trade-Related ISMs for LDCs

Identification of Export and Support Measures- The Case of Uganda

By Sainabou Taal


1 catalogue of priority exports

1. Catalogue of priority exports

  • Methodology:

    • Use of National strategies, country reports, sector reports etc. namely:

      • DTIS (2006,2013), National Export Strategy, National Development Plan, STDF “Mobilizing Aid for Trade for SPS-Related Technical Co-operation in East Africa: SPS Balance Sheet for Uganda”, ITC sector reports …


1 catalogue of priority exports1

1. Catalogue of priority exports


2 analysis of priority exports

2. Analysis of priority exports

  • Methodology Step 1:

    • determined competitiveness by assessing the following variables:

      • Export potential: value, world market share, growth rates

      • International environment: growth in world demand,. Uganda’s access to international markets

        *Bases on Mandeng’s “revealed comparative advantage” methodology (1991)


2 analysis of priority exports1

2. Analysis of priority exports

  • Filter 1: Value of export

    • High exports: Export > USD 100 million

    • Medium Exports: USD 100 million < Export > 1 million

    • Low Exports: Export < 1 million

  • Filter 2: Competitiveness

    - "Retreats" represent declining groups in which the country is losing its market share.

    - "Waning Stars" represent declining groups in which a country gains in market share.

    - "Missed Opportunities" represent increasing groups in which a country is losing its market share.

    -"Rising Stars" represent increasing groups in which a country gains in market share.


2 analysis of priority exports2

2. Analysis of priority exports

  • Filter 3: If mentioned in three key cross-sectoral strategies

    • NES

    • DTIS

    • STDF

  • Filter 4: Diversification of export markets

  • Filter 5: Elimination of sectors that are not relevant to ISMs (i.e. petroleum, cement)


2 analysis of priority exports3

2. Analysis of priority exports


2 analysis of priority exports4

2. Analysis of priority exports

  • Methodology Step 2

    • Relying on national experts for input

    • Establishment of a National Review Committee to examine current list

    • DESA Uganda Mission identified:

      • Importance of value addition/chains

      • Market research needs

      • Trade facilitation

      • Donor coherence?


Current list awaiting further input from review committee

Current List awaiting further input from Review Committee


3 swot analysis of high potential exports

3. SWOT analysis of high potential exports

  • General


Coffee legend blue on going or planned initiatives yellow possible isms

Coffee*Legend: Blue: on-going or planned initiatives Yellow: possible ISMs*


4 matching isms with challenges to be addressed in priority exports

4. Matching ISMs with challenges to be addressed in priority exports


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