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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.

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.

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.

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.PS_Commerce_Tour_Masaiti.png

Ministry of Commerce, Trade and Industry Permanent Secretary, Siazongo Siakalenge (second left), tours Handman's Paradise Lime Plant under construction in Masaiti District in Ndola.