Import Substitution Strategy

For many years, Uganda has been importing most of its locally consumed products. UDC aims to cause a reduction in the import of products and encourage production locally. This strategy is expected to promote domestic industries and promote economic development. UDC does this by promoting the local production of substitutes for the targeted imports. These are mainly foods and beverages, light manufactured goods, edible oils and fats, metals, furniture, construction materials, toiletries and more.