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The 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. 
In support of this mission statement, and to give MCTI a specific focus and direction, the set out goal of the Ministry is to develop sustainable and globally competitive commercial, trade and industrial base in order to contribute to social economic development. 
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Government happy with its Policy implementation in the Commercial, Trade and Industrial Policy.

The Ministry of Commerce, Trade and Industry is determined to effectively play the role of promoting sustainable and globally competitive commercial, trade and industrial sectors. The Ministry is accelerating efforts to industrialize and create jobs within the framework of the industrialization and job creation strategy, with the pro-poor platform upon which the Patriotic Government was founded.It is the Ministry‚Äôs desire that investments in the country especially rural areas should ultimately benefit the common man.

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Govt advises the private sector to utilise investment opportunities

The Ministry of Commerce has advised the private sector to take advantage of  the many investment opportunities in the Country.
 Ministry of Commerce, Permanent Secretary (PS) Siazongo Siakalenge  says there are many investment opportunities for both local and international investors to explore.

Mr. Siakalenge said his Ministry has formulated and implemented policies that were promoting investment climate in the country as could be seen from the growing manufacturing sector.

The PS said this when he toured ZAMBEEF Plc plant in Chisamba.

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Manufacturing Sector Study Report Published

The 2011-2012 Manufacturing Sector Study Report is a culmination of the field survey and detailed desk research, which was commissioned by the Ministry of Commerce, Trade and Industry (MCTI) as part of its evidence-based policy analysis to support its programmatic and analytical work.

The report and its findings outline the state of the manufacturing sector in Zambia and progress of implementation of the Manufacturing sector policy strategies.

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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.

This came to light when Commerce Permanent Secretary, Siazongo Siakalenge toured Sikale Wood Manufacturers.

Managing Director of Sikale Wood Manufacturers Liu Run Min explained that the operations at his company were at risk of grounding to a halt in the next three months if the timber ban was not lifted.

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