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Mission Statement

The Ministry of Trade, Industry, Regional Integration and Employment (MOTIE) is mandated to formulate and implement  trade, investment and industrial policies that promote investment in the productive sector for increased production and export, thus promotestrade as an engine of growth.  It also formulates and implements employment, competition and labour matters, promulgates national standards and takes a lead role in trade negotiations in collaboration with other stakeholders for enhance competitiveness. The following are the specific terms of reference for the Ministry.

  • Provide advice on policy formulation in the areas of trade, industry, regional integration and employment;
  • Ensure policies are documented and communicated to executing agencies
  • Ensure that agencies carry out policy decisions;
  • Formulate and implement national trade policies to ensure the maintenance of liberalized trade policy regime;
  • Formulate and implement national industrial policies to facilitate the orderly socio-economic transformation and modernization process;
  • Formulate and implement national employment policies to ensure the building, strengthening and effective utilization of human resources;
  • Formulate and implement national policies for micro, small and medium enterprises to facilitate their developments;
  • Promote investment, exports and the development of enterprises;
  • Provide general management services that ensure the effective functioning of the policies for private sector development.

In addition MOTIE is mandated to coordinate regional integration issues as well as multilateral organizations such as World Trade Organization (WTO), United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD), the African Union (AU), International Trade Centre (ITC), International LabourOrganisation (ILO) and other trade related multinational organizations in collaboration with other sectors in the implementation of regional integration and multilateral programmes.


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