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Uganda’s Museveni Calls on China to Grant Full Duty-Free Access For African Products

File image of Uganda's President Yoweri Museveni in Kampala, on June 4, 2021. Badru KATUMBA / AFP

Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni called on China to further expand duty-free access to its vast market for African products. In a wide-ranging interview with Bloomberg News, the president acknowledged that China does already provide some tax-free privileges to African products, but now he’d like to see an across-the-board removal of all tariffs.

The timing of the president’s appeal is critical, coming just weeks before African and Chinese ministers will convene in Dakar for the eighth Forum on China-Africa Cooperation conference where enhanced access to the Chinese market is widely expected to be high on the agenda.

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