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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 liaises 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. “To promote and facilitate inclusive growth and competitiveness of industry and commerce”.

Hon. Chipoka Mulenga, MP
Minister of Commerce and Trade

Investment Guidelines

Located in the Southern Africa Sub-region, Zambia is a landlocked country covering an area of 752,614 km2. It is bordered by Tanzania (in the North), Malawi (in the East), Mozambique (in the South-East), Zimbabwe (in the South) Botswana and Namibia (in the South-West), Angola (in the West) and the Democratic Republic of Congo (in the North-West).
The country has an estimated population of 12.2 million (2007 estimate) and its annual population growth rate is estimated at 3.1 percent. It is estimated that about 46% of the population, representing an active and productive workforce, are between 15 and 64 years of age.

Below is a downloadable PDF document illustrating the investment guidelines in Zambia:

ZDA Procedures & Guidelines for Certification

ZDA Investment Certificate of Registration Checklist

ZDA Certification Application Form

Latest Updates

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MCTI Calls for Business Proposals

The Ministry of Commerce, Trade and Industry (MCTI) through the Zambia Agribusiness and Trade Project (ZATP) are looking for Business Proposals/Business Models from Cooperatives/Producer Organisations.

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