Our Vision

  • To lead the promotion of sustainable economic growth through invastment in our renewable resources and preserve the nation's international trade competitveness.

Our Mission

  • To guide Papua New Guinea into maximising its full potential in the development of vibrant and diversified domestic commerce and industry and participation in the international trade for the ultimate achievement of sustainable socio-economic growth; increased emloyment and in come earning opportunities; and proverty alleviation.

Our Functions

  • To plan, research formulate and co-ordinate policies and programs relevant to the development of industry, commerce, investments, and trade that will guide PNG to diversify its economic base and tap into new markets for its local products.
  • To review and introduce appropriate policy options for the facilitation of investments, industry development, business growth, trade, including rural sector development.
  • To ensure that Government policies and programs tasked to the respective ministerial agencies (IPA, SBDC, ICDC, and NISIT) are implemented.

National Content Policy Drafting

In 2016, The NEC in its Decision # 112/2016 directed Department of Trade, Commerce & Industry to oversee the drafting of National Content Policy.
The main objective of National Content Policy is enable resource owners to effectively participate and have ownership from impact projects across all sectors through supply and procurement of goods and services and other related spin-off business activities. This will ensure resource owners receive maximum benefits in terms of supply and procurement of goods and services in all impact projects across all sectors. Therefore, this National Content Plan (NCP - Policy) will be an overarching policy framework that will cut across all sectors.

In the absence of a National Content Policy and Act over the years has resulted in PNG businesses and SMEs missing out on bulk of supply and procurement of goods and services in all impact projects across all sectors.  Further there is lack of control and monitoring mechanisms to determine the degree of ownership, maximum participation and spin off business development benefits for PNG businesses.  Thus, a NCP is very timely for PNG as many new resource projects will come on stream in the near future.

The National Content Policy drafting has commenced in a very active mode since September 2018.
A consultant Dr Peter Moorower has been engaged to develop the National Content Policy whilst Department of Commerce and Industry will play a leading role in facilitating stakeholders’ consultation and providing necessary assistance to the consultant to ensure the National Content Policy is delivered on time.  So far, several meetings have been held with the Mining Sector and Gas Project Coordination Office (GPCO) to assist them develop their respective National Content to cater for new LNG Projects and Mining Projects such as Wafi Golpu and Freda River Gold Project.

Job Vancancy

 The Department is inviting dynamic and exceptional candidates to join its Executive Management Team.

Applications close 4:06pm Wednesday February 27, 2019.