• Organization TypeGovernment

Minister of Commerce and Industry (Cote d'Ivoire)

The Minister of Trade and Industry is responsible for the implementation and monitoring of the Government's policy on Trade and Industry. In this capacity and in liaison with the various ministerial departments concerned, it has the initiative and responsibility for the following actions: In Trade In terms of Foreign Trade - promotion and organization of the marketing of Ivorian products on the international market; - initiation and coordination of negotiations and monitoring of bilateral trade agreements and conventions, in particular in the area of ​​primary export products; - monitoring Côte d'Ivoire's relations with international and intergovernmental organizations operating in the field of trade; - periodic information from the Government on the situation of raw materials, finished and semi-finished products intended for export, in liaison with the Ministry responsible for Agriculture; - improvement of the export environment; - participation in the activities of attachés and commercial advisers of Ivorian embassies and monitoring of foreign commercial representations in Côte d'Ivoire, in liaison with the Minister in charge of Foreign Affairs; - regulations defining and controlling the foreign trade regime; - management of imports and exports of products subject to regulation; - participation in the development and implementation of the tariff and non-tariff entry and exit policy. In terms of Internal Trade - promotion and organization of the marketing of Ivorian products on the national market; - organization of commercial activities; - implementation of regulations on commercial establishment, markets of national or regional interest, retail markets, specialized markets, general stores, hypermarkets and supermarkets; - management of national commercial equipment; - improvement of distribution and supply circuits in urban and rural centers; - consumer organization; - promotion, incentive, training and supervision of nationals in the exercise of commercial professions; - participation in the distribution and pricing mechanisms for products and services subject to regulation; - promotion of loyalty in commercial transactions and protection of consumers; - definition and implementation of modern metrology and control of measuring instruments in the trade sector; - implementation and monitoring of competition and prices; - repression of fraud and counterfeiting; - participation, in conjunction with the Minister responsible for Town Planning, in the implementation of regulations in the field of commercial town planning, in the creation and coordination of the Commercial Town Planning Committee; - implementation of a policy for the management of commercial facilities of national or regional interest. In Industry - implementation of the industrial strategy; - development of laws and regulations in industry; - management of industrial land, in conjunction with the Ministers responsible for Construction, the Economy and Finance and the Budget; - looking for opportunities to create and develop industrial productions, in order to respond to changes in national and international demand, and support these opportunities; - design and implementation of new industrial development instruments, in particular free zones, export centers, industrial zones and parks and export insurance; - prospecting for the establishment of industrial units; - promoting the transformation of imported raw materials or local products into finished or semi-finished products; - modernization of the wood industry and promotion of agro-industry; - adaptation and promotion of the results of applied research; - monitoring and evaluation of technology transfer agreements and processes; - promotion, coordination and monitoring of industrial activities; - development, implementation and control of industrial standards; - management of industrial property and patents; - awareness-raising, assistance and advice in terms of quality approach; - quality control of national and international industrial products; - participation in encouraging private initiative by nationals; - participation in the definition of an incentive framework for the development of the private sector; - design, implementation and management of a database; - development, implementation and monitoring of actions aimed at improving the competitiveness of national businesses.
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Company Offices

  • Cote d Ivoire
  • Abidjan
  • Abidjan-Plateau, Immeuble Postel 2001, 18th floor