The Ugandan investment climate is relatively liberal. More and more services are being digitalised, including the taxation system through the Uganda Revenue Authority (URA). An e-visa is standard nowadays and can be obtained online. Questions about investing in Uganda can be addressed by the Uganda Investment Authority (UIA) in Kampala.
Sectors that have received most investment from the Dutch business community include tourism, horticulture, agriculture and renewable energy. Several Dutch companies have invested in Uganda in recent years with assistance of the Netherlands-Enterprise Agency (RVO).
Uganda has always had a very strong focus on agriculture, since the country -mainly the central and Western regions- experience sufficient quantities of rainfall on order to harvest most crops twice a year. Most foreign currency is generated through export of tea, coffee, vanilla and cocoa. Another major foreign income earner is tourism. The Ugandan GDP grew by 3% in 2020 despite the pandemic and a strict lockdown, according to the World Bank.