The Ministry of Trade and Industry (MINICOM)

The ministry is responsible for facilitating Rwanda’s economic transformation through enabling a competitive private sector integrated into regional and global markets, while ensuring a level playing field and the protection of consumers.

The functions of the ministry are as follows;

  • Creating a business environment conducive to growth and the protection of consumers.
  • Increase the share of services and manufacturing in GDP.
  • Supporting private sector growth and job creation with a focus on SMEs.
  • Promoting trade integration into regional and global markets with a focus on improving Rwanda’s trade balance.
  • Building an effective human resource base and institutional capacity for delivery.

The agencies under the ministry include;

  • Rwanda Bureau of Standards (RBS)
  • Rwanda Cooperative Agency (RCA)


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