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.

How To Form A Co-operative Society

According to the Co-operative Societies (Amended) Act, (1985) a group of people of a community or village numbering seven (7) or more and are 18 years or older can form a Co-operative Society.
They can organize themselves into groups to buy and own shares as members of the proposed Co-operative society.
They should also elect the board members and other officials to manage the society.  The board members must be members of their Co-operative society.
Once this is done then they can request the appropriate forms to fill in which can be submitted to the Registrar’s Office for screening and full registration as Co-operatives.  The Co-operative is now ready to begin operation as a Co-operative from the money that people put together.

Job Vancancy

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

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