Our Vision

An excellent structured commodities trading system

Our Mission

To promote the development of infrastructure that supports structured commodities trading system and value addition

Uganda Warehouse Receipt System Authority.

The Warehouse Receipt System was established in Uganda in 2006 by the Ministry of Trade, Industry and Cooperatives. It is governed and regulated through the Warehouse Receipt System Act of 2006 (WRS Act, 2006) and regulations there of 2007. Section 3 of the WRS Act, 2006 provides for the establishment of the Uganda Warehouse Receipt System Authority, whereas sec. 7 establishes the Board of Directors of the Authority.

It is defined as a system where Commodities can be used as security/collateral for financing (Inventory Credit).
The issuer of the Warehouse Receipt will certify the deposit of commodities, hold the commodity in safe custody until the depositor or a new ascertained buyer claims the goods.

Uganda Warehouse Receipt System Authority.

The Warehouse Receipt System was established in Uganda in 2006 by the Ministry of Trade, Industry and Cooperatives. It is governed and regulated through the Warehouse Receipt System Act of 2006 (WRS Act, 2006) and regulations there of 2007. Section 3 of the WRS Act, 2006 provides for the establishment of the Uganda Warehouse Receipt System Authority, whereas sec. 7 establishes the Board of Directors of the Authority.

It is defined as a system where Commodities can be used as security/collateral for financing (Inventory Credit).
The issuer of the Warehouse Receipt will certify the deposit of commodities, hold the commodity in safe custody until the depositor or a new ascertained buyer claims the goods.

UWRSA Regulatory Functions

Profiling & Inspection

01

Profiling & Inspection

-Profile & inspect Storage facilities
-Personnel
-Commodities

01

Licensing & Issuing Receipts

02

Licensing & Issuing Receipts

-License Warehouses
-License Warehouse Keepers.
-License Warehouse Inspectors.
-Issue warehouse receipts to depositors

02

Capacity
Building

03

Capacity
Building

We do provide capacity building in many ways to stakeholders including policy makers, and other regulatory stake holders

03

Sensitisation & Mobilisation

04

Sensitisation & Mobilisation

We do sensitisation and mobilisation of stocks. Depositors (traders, cooperative societies, associations and even individual farmers)

04

Delivery Assurance

05

Delivery Assurance

As one of our core regulatory functions, we foster access to receipt-backed inventory financing (Delivery Assurance Mechanism).

05

Training and Skilling

06

Training and Skilling

-Skilling of staff, technical operators
-Training of commodity handlers
-ICT Personnel
-Certification of handlers

06

Market Information

07

Market Information

Providing access to market information through data collection, data analysis and dissemination

07

Infrastructure Development

08

Infrastructure Development

We support the development of infrastructure inform of ICT, Quality and Storage

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News & Blog

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UWRSA Board Directors Swearing in Ceremony

The board of Directors Sworn in to uphold the Institution

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Uganda Warehouse Receipt System Authority (UWRSA) on its 3rd Annual Stakeholders meeting in Jinja, conveyed to Uganda,…

UWRSA Exhibits during the National Budget week 2019

Uganda Warehouse Receipt System Authority did a sensitisation publicity on the National Budget Exhibition Week of…