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.