The Division of Industrial Development and Compliance Support


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The Division of Industrial Development and Compliance Support (DID&CS) was established by administrative regulation based on the Act that created the Ministry of Commerce and Industry (chapter 29msection 29.2). The DID&CS statutory mandate is responsible to coordinate, supervise and monitor all Industrial activities operating within the commerce of Liberia. It has regulatory responsibility to function purely as an advocate for the industrial sector. It is anticipated that the Division will devise close relationship of trust with all industrial establishments focusing on their welfare.

 

The Division serves as the policy developer, industrial compliance monitor, Industrial promoter and statistical unit, supervising, evaluating, and monitoring policies necessary for the implementation of Government Industrial Regulations. It also serves as the industrial data bank for the Bureau of Industry gathering, storing, retrieving and disseminating industrial information on the existing, and non-existing industries, their production and sale capacities, expansion plans industrial impact analysis, local and foreign raw materials availability, agro-industrial potential and industrial human resources development.

 

The Division was established based on three pillars. Namely: legal Reform, Human Capacity Building and Infrastructure Development. It comprises of three Sections, namely, Industrial Information, Industrial Support Services and Compliance, and Industrial Promotion. The mandates of the three Sections are as follows:

 

  1. Industrial Information Section: This Section is the research, monitoring, and evaluation arm of the Division. It is responsible to gather relevant information required by policy makers such as statistics and general information on industrial establishments in the Country;
  2. Industrial support Services and Compliance Section: This Section is responsible for identifying causes of factory closure, local raw materials utilization, downsizing, proposing remedies, ensuring compliance of Government’s industrial regulations, as well as, harmonizing taxes and tariffs between local manufactured products and imported goods; and
  3. Industrial Promotion section: This Section is responsible for the formulation and   promotion of medium and large industrial projects; it identifies investment opportunities by sector and products, conduct feasibility studies, give guidance and assistance to entrepreneurs on acquisition of technology and implementation of projects focusing on agro-based industries, chemical, mining, engineering, and service industries.   

 
Mr. Nyenati Kaffey,Sr-Diploma, AA, BSc and MBA (candidate)
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