Department of Internal Trade

Vision

To Be a Leader in Promoting Competitive Domestic Trade in Kenya

Mission

To Facilitate Orderly Growth and Development of Domestic Trade in Kenya

Functions

From the above two broad mandates, the Department of Internal Trade derives her functions as:-

  • Formulation, review and monitoring implementation of domestic trade policies
  • Monitor the impact of trade policies and practices on domestic trade;
  • Conduct research on trade related matters e.g. in product design, marketing, distribution, and use of ICT and E-commerce;
  • Coordination of Data collection, analysis and dissemination of trade information
  • Promotion of wholesale and retail trade and markets through initiatives such as:-
    • Promoting programmes on franchising in wholesale business in rural areas;
    • Developing skills upgrading programs in wholesaling and distribution;
    • Identifying areas where markets can be established
    • Establishment and construction of wholesale hubs and tier 1 retail markets;
    • Simplification of business licensing (One Stop Shop for licensing, registration and taxation);
    • Facilitate the establishment of BMOs and promotion of the formation of Producer Business Groups.
  • Facilitating increased access to trade finance for the development of Micro and Small Enterprises
  • Provision of business advisory services to BMOs to enhance competitiveness, growth and development of their enterprises
  • Profiling of Domestic markets to promote trade and investment opportunities
  • Liaison with County Governments and other relevant stakeholders on promotion of trade development programmes and activities.

For further details kindly contact:-

The Director
Department of Internal Trade
P. O. Box 30430-00100
Nairobi, Kenya.

Telephone: 315001-7 Ext 2009
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Contacts

  • Social Security House, Block A, 17th, 23rd Floor
  • P.O. Box 30418-00100, Nairobi, Kenya
  • Telephone: +254 20-2731531
  • Fax: +254 20-2731511
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