• Policy Planning & Development

The Division is responsible for research, planning, coordination, and development of appropriate commerce and industry policies and legislations conducive for both domestic and international investment
opportunities in the country.

The Division is also responsible for establishing, maintaining, and disseminating statistical information, library services, and related trade data and at the same time coordinates Public Investment Programmes for The Ministry.


  • Support the Department’s policy initiatives covering trade, commerce, investment and industry;
  • Formulate national policies and programs within the purview of the Ministry to ensure consistency with the Government’s overall macroeconomic policy objectives;

  • Measure the performance of existing programs and policies, identify impediments and devise appropriate policy measures;

  • Develop overall information management plans, practices, and programs;

  • Develop and strengthen research library services to enable better policy formulation;

  • Establish, maintain, and update statistical database and related trade information; and

  • Monitor and evaluate implementations of policies and programs.


  • To formulate national policies within the purview of the Ministry and conduct Monitoring & Evaluation of the policies,

  • To prepare and plan for the hosting of the Bougainville Economic and Investment Summit in Bougainville and evaluate policies and programs; and

  • To ensure effective coordination, compilation, reporting and dissemination of commerce and industry information and trade statistical data for use by government agencies, private sector and other stakeholders.


(1) Policy Development;
(2) Planning, Information & Monitoring.

The Department of Commerce and Industry continuously strives and focuses on creating a conducive enabling environment for micro small and medium enterprises, small and medium industries, and corporate companies, and to attract foreign direct investments to operate their businesses with ease through its policy intervention programs.

The Department is currently developing key economic policies that will complement other existing Government policies to support the National Government’s development agendas and the National Goals and Directive Principles of the National Constitution to grow the socioeconomic development of Papua New Guinea.

Head Office Location

Mutual Rumana Building
(We occupy all floors)

Port Moresby
National Capital District
Papua New Guinea


P O Box 375
National Capital District
Papua New Guinea

Phone: +(675) 325 6099 | 325 9225
Fax: +676 325 6108
E-Mail: info@dci.gov.pg