The Ministry of Industry and Commerce

The Ministry of Industry and Commerce (MIC) is mandated to define and implement policies which stimulate national industry, as well as national and international trade. MIC hosts this trade portal in the name of the National Trade Facilitation Committee (NTFC), an entity created by the Government of Mozambique via Decree 81/2017 of 29 Dezembro.

All aspects of international trade are coordinated by the National Directorate of External Trade of MIC, including for example bilateral and multilateral trade negotiations, such as the Southern Africa Development Community (SADC) protocol and the Economic Partnership Agreement(EPA) with the European Union. Existing trade agreements can be found here.

MIC also issues trading licenses, to enable traders to trade internationally. This license is a first step for any international trade, and is required for other procedures such as registering for the Single Electronic Window and customs formalities.

The Minister in charge of the area of Industry and Commerce chairs the National Trade Facilitation Committee  steering committee, while the National Director of External Trade coordinates the technical level. This forum brings together key public and private stakeholders to discuss trade facilitation and oversee reforms to make trade simpler, easier and less expensive for traders.