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MinisterThe Ministry of Commerce Trade and Industry (MCTI) is Zambia's principal Government body responsible for administering national policy for private sector development. It coordinates industrial, commercial and trade matters and liases with various public and private sector organisations to facilitate the implementation of government sector policies related to trade and industry. This is in line with the Ministry's mission statement.
Mission Statement
To facilitate and promote the growth, development and competitiveness of commercial, trade and industrial sectors in order to enhance socio-economic development. 
Government prioritizes textile industry for job creation

The Government of the Republic of Zambia through the Commercial, Trade and Industrial (CTI) Policy 2009 – 2014 and the Strategy Paper on Industrialization and Job Creation launched in 2013 has identified the Textile and Garment sub Sector as one of the priority sectors for Zambia’s industrialization and economic development.

Trade shows important for growth

A trade show is an exhibition for companies in different sectors and industries to showcase and demonstrate their new products and services. Generally trade shows are not open to the public and can only be attended by company representatives and members of the press. In Zambia, the first two or three days are restricted to trade and open to the public after the official opening.

Timber ban negatively affects wood products sector

The timber ban that government has effected after the discovery of the Mukula tree as a lucrative commodity on the international market is negatively affecting the Wood and Wood Products sector.

Government happy with investment levels in the country

The Ministry of Commerce, Trade and Industry is happy with the level of investments coming in the country especially in the manufacturing sector.