Trade and Industry
The performance in the trade and industry sector is central to Rwanda’s economic growth and poverty reduction targets set out in vision 2020. The government works to create an improved business environment, which will encourage private sector development and sustainable, long-term economic growth. This will be achieved through a comprehensive partnership and coordination with all the stakeholders in the sector.
There are many other challenges, opportunities and areas for further improvement that need to be addressed.
Trade Policy: The trade policy retains seven core principles, which are:
Development of the internal trade in making available goods and services on markets,
Regional integration promotion,
Domestic market supply improvement,
International trade promotion.
Industry Policy: The Industry sector policy is based on the following principles:
Organize a progressive disengagement of the Government from the productive sector and promote private sector development;
Training in the use of new manufacturing technologies.
Organizing Industries that are competitive environmental friendly and sustainable;
Elaboration of the legal and regulatory texts governing the industry sector;
Promotion of Agro Industry concentrating on value addition.
Encouraging the cooperation between learning and research institutions with the industrial sector;
Decentralization of the industrial activities
Promotion of competitiveness in the industrial sector towards growth in productivity
Promotion of Micro, small, and medium enterprises.