The Uganda National Chamber of Commerce and Industry (UNCCI) is the oldest nation-wide umbrella organization for the private sector in Uganda.
Our main objective is to promote and protect the interests of the business community, particularly its members who are represented in all sectors of the economy. The various sectors include, internal and external trade, industry, tourism and, transport, services. UNCCI puts focus on advocating for appropriate economic policies and interventions that encourage a favorable business and investment climate, and working with its members to enhance their capacity to grow and run efficiently. Most importantly UNCCI works with other key partners and players to ensure the enabling environment for the sustainability of the private sector led growth.
Set up in 1933, UNCCI was created by the business community, as a membership organization to guard their interests, at the time of anxiety caused by the great depression of the 1930’s, and thereafter the Second World War.
The umbrella organization suffered a setback with an economic collapse following the 1972 expulsion of Ugandans of Indian origin by Idi Amin.
UNCCI was reconstituted in 1978, and registered as a company limited by guarantee without share capital, guided by a set of by-laws enshrined in articles and memorandum of association. The leadership of the organization is chosen through a vote at an annual general meeting once every five years.
UNCCI enjoys a multi-sectoral membership, with a nationwide outreach. The Chamber is characterized by a network of district Chamber branches which cut across all regions in over 80 districts.
It is this diversity that makes UNCCI the eminent business association, dedicated to advancing commerce and industry relations within Uganda and globally through its networks within the International business community.
Lobbying and Advocacy
Issuing Certificates of Origin
Business Advisory Services
Provide a platform for Networking for Business community
Arbitration of Business Disputes
Support young entrepreneurs
Dissemination of up-to-date Business Information and Opportunities
Supporting vocational skills development
Customized statistical reports
Facilitate inward and outward trade and investment missions