This directorate is composed of two departments: the domestic trade department and the external trade department. Together, these contribute towards the performance of the following functions of the department.

Objectives and Responsibilities

-Coordinating reforms aiming at easing doing business in Rwanda

-Initiating, coordinating and monitoring the implementation of Intellectual Property Rights policies;

-Coordinating all activities related to bilateral cooperation agreements on trade promotion and investment;

-Coordinating, organize and supervise the implementation of domestic trade policies and trade strategies;

-Advising the government on national, regional and international Trade Policies, strategies and regulations that need to be implemented and their impact;

-Coordinating and supervising  planning, procurement, storage and management of strategic oil reserves;

-Supervising and  regulating downstream petroleum industry;

-Coordinating and supervising the implementation of competition and consumer protection policy.

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