The Uganda National Chamber of Commerce and industry through its lobbying and advocacy department carries out research on the different issues affecting the business community and presents them to the different bodies with which it is affiliated so as to promote a more conducive and productive business environment.
The Uganda National Chamber of Commerce and Industry is one of the few agencies in the country that are able to issue traders with certificates of origin. This is a very essential role since products can not be exported without this document; therefore the Chamber plays a major role in the documentation process of trade in the country.
The Chamber has the most efficient expertise tailored to cater for the needs of the business community, ranging from small retail outlets to huge multinational corporations. This therefore makes it ideal for membership due to the business advisory and development services that the Chamber offers.
Through annual dinners, meetings, conferences and other events organized by the Uganda National Chamber of Commerce and Industry, its members are able to network with one another and even build up business relationships through being bonded together by the Chamber spirit.
In cases where disputes arise usually between businesses or the business community and the Government, the Chamber can intervene and play a mediatory role in order to maintain lawfulness and calm within the business community.
The Chamber of Commerce plays a major role in supporting young entrepreneurs. Entrepreneurship has been noted as one of the most effective tools to eradicating poverty in African countries which suffer from fast growing populations and at the same time have some of the world’s highest unemployment rates.
The chamber has therefore endeavored to play a major role in supporting initiatives which promote innovativeness and creativity amongst the youth so as to promote the effectiveness of the tool of entrepreneurship in fighting poverty within Uganda.
The business community is ever in search for up to date reliable information pertaining to the different trades that they are engaged in.
In Uganda, there has for long been a problem of a high unskilled labor force coupled up with high unemployment rates.
The Chamber also produces a number of customized reports which are used to help in decision making processes by business people allover the country. Every top executive dreads making a wrong decision that results in massive loss of money to their companies. The only true way to avert such disastrous mistakes is by basing decisions on credible, up to date information concerning the latest business trends and figures.
There are a number of inward and outward trade missions in which the Chamber has participated in. The Chamber has also made it possible for a good number of its members to take part in these activities like trade shows and exhibitions which greatly contribute to the development of business enterprises.