Bill Progress

Object of the Bill

The object of the Bill is to amend the trade (Licensing) Act, to streamline the procedures for the licensing of trade and make them consistent with the Government policy on trade liberalization and the obligations of Uganda under the East African Community Common Market Protocol on free trade, free movement of goods and services and lifting of trade barriers; to clarify the business that are required to obtain licencees; to change the validity of a trading licence and for related matters.

Other Attachments

The Trade (Licensing) (Amendment) Bill, 2012

Sponsored By Hon. Amelia Kyambadde (Minister of Trade, Industry and Cooperatives)

Committee: The Committee on Tourism, Trade and Industry



First Reading/Committee

Bill is still at First Reading, the first reading being the first stage of a Bill passage through the Floor of Parliament and is usually a formality, it takes place without debate, and the first reading of a Bill can occur anytime in a parliamentary session.

Bill in Committee for more than 45 days


Second Reading



Third Reading


Presentation/Waiting Assent



Assented by President


Bill passed on 01/01/1970

Bill Withdrawn on 01/01/1970

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