Ministry of Commerce

Ministry of Commerce The Ministry of Commerce is the primary Government Agency responsible for Private Sector relations.
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The Ministry of Commerce, Manufacturing, Business Development, Cooperatives and Consumer Affairs is the primary Government Agency responsible for Private Sector affairs in Saint Lucia. Its overarching mission is to actively promote and facilitate, in close collaboration with the Private Sector, the establishment of a dynamic investment and trading environment—responsive to changes in global circum

stances, whilst strengthening and enhancing the productive capacities and competitiveness of Industry and Commerce, encouraging good business practices and promoting consumer interest. The Ministry seeks to provide a highly efficient and effective service to its clientele to ensure competitiveness and stimulate sustainable growth in the changing global environment. The Ministry’s mandate includes:

- Creating an enabling, modern business environment that is conducive to the promotion of local and international investments that will generate jobs and foreign exchange earnings;

- Growing existing crop of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) into tomorrow's big businesses by infusing standards, science, technology and innovation in new entrepreneurial ventures; and

- Competition and consumer welfare – continuing our work in encouraging and facilitating the conduct of fair trading and commercial activity in the State while simultaneously protecting the interest and rights of consumers. The Ministry is managed as follows:
- General Administration
- Commerce & Industry
- Commercial Information Centre
- Cooperatives
- Consumer Affairs Department
- Import Monitoring Unit
- Office of Investment Coordination
- Small Enterprise Development Unit

The Ministry also has oversight of the Government's Warehouse (where price-controlled staples of rice, flour and sugar are stored), as well as statutory agencies such as the Saint Lucia Bureau of Standards and Export Saint Lucia.

Address

Fourth Floor, Heraldine Rock Building, Waterfront
Castries

Opening Hours

Monday 08:00 - 16:30
Tuesday 08:00 - 16:30
Wednesday 08:00 - 16:30
Thursday 08:00 - 16:30
Friday 08:00 - 16:30

Telephone

+17584684218

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