Purpose: Regulates importation of minerals into Uganda
(a) ((Precious metals, Precious stones - 0.5%) and (Base metals - 1%)) of the prevailing price on the London metal exchange or any other metal exchange or market
(b) Industrial or building minerals - 1,000 Ugx per tonne
A person who imports any minerals into Uganda shall make a declaration before a customs officer regarding the type and quantity of minerals imported, after which the customs officer shall certify the import permit.
A statement and supporting documents giving particulars of the financial
and technical resources available to the applicant to demonstrate the
applicant’s ability to carry out properly the operation to which the
Description and location of offices, plants or other facilities, amount
of investment and operating capital and technologies to be used.
Description of safety programmes and equipment and plans for protection
of occupational health, industrial safety and the environment during
In the case of an application for a retail license or a license for
industrial consumers, proof of legality binding supply contracts with
Proof of investment certification by Uganda Investment Authority.
Proof or binder of insurance for protection against third party liability, including environmental damages.
Tax clearance and Tax Identification Number from Uganda Revenue Authority.
The applicant shall be a body corporate.
The corporate name, registered office address and place where it was incorporated
The names, addresses and qualifications of management personnel to be employed for the operation.
The proof of ownership of storage facilities, rented or otherwise
contracted by the applicant of sufficient installed capacity to maintain
working stocks for –
a) A minimum of ten days of the anticipated average monthly throughput,
as stated in the applicants for retail licenses; and
b) a minimum of ten days of the anticipated average monthly throughput
within Uganda, as stated in the application, for applicants for import,
processing, storage or whole licenses or any combination of them.
Where the body corporate is incorporated outside Uganda, proof of
establishment of a place of business in Uganda and of registration as a
foreign company in accordance with the Companies Act.