Richard Kamajugo

Senior Director, Trade Environment, TradeMark East Africa

Senior Director, Trade Environment, TradeMark East Africa

Richard Kamajugo

Biography

Richard Kamajugo’s mandate focuses on improving trade systems and processes, legal and trade policy issues, and reducing trade barriers in the East African Community. He began his career at the Ministry of Commerce in Uganda before joining the Customs department, where he moved through the ranks to become Commissioner for Customs, leading a team of 800 officers to implement reforms of customs processes.

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The Continental Free Trade Area (CFTA) is widely seen as a potential stimulant for economic growth, industrialisation and sustainable development in Africa, despite some challenges which need to be addressed. Fears of significant tariff revenue losses and an uneven distribution of benefits are among the main obstacles to the continent's market integration.

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