Press Releases

  1. MEDIA ADVISORY-The SBA Annual MSME Conference of 2017 Launches during SME Week
    22nd November 2017 | Size: 310 KB | File Type: pdf
  2. Media Advisory - Liberia as host of the 8th West African Monetary Zone (WAMZ) Trade Minissters' Forum
    27th October 2016 | Size: 219 KB | File Type: pdf
  3. MoCI.MediaAdvisory.MSMEConference2015.11122015
    16th November 2015 | Size: 443 KB | File Type: pdf
  4. Commerce Today Monthly Critical Commodities Bulletin, August 26 - September 26, 2015
    2nd September 2015 | Size: 248 KB | File Type: pdf
Commerce Minister, Prof. Tarpeh and other officials of the MOCI
Wednesday, 28th February 2018
February 27, 2018: - We are glad to address you today exactly 14 days after assuming official function of the Ministry of Commerce and Industry. Read

Minister Addy, Deputy Minister Stephen Marvie, Jr. and others at the Conference
Monday, 18th December 2017
Tuesday – Buenos Aires, Argentina 12 December 2017, Liberia joins 164 countries to participate in the Eleventh Ministerial Conference of the WTO from 9 December to 13 December. Read

Spotlighting ICT Innovation
Wednesday, 22nd November 2017
This year, the MSME Conference grows! The Conference will take place as a part of a larger event, the MSME Week 2017 - a week-long event that will enable Liberian businesses to promote their products, meet customers and engage in training and knowledge sharing. Read

Group photo of participants
Tuesday, 21st November 2017
Monday – Geneva, Switzerland 23 October 2017, Liberia debuted at the UNCTAD Multi-Year Expert Meeting in Geneva on Transport and Trade Logistics. Read

Minister Addy, Togolese Trade Minister and Chiedu Osakwe
Tuesday, 21st November 2017
Thursday – Abuja, Nigeria November 2-3, 2017, A high-level Policy and Private Sector Trade and Investment Facilitation Forum was held by the Federal Government of Nigeria and ECOWAS, in partnership with the WTO Friends of Investment Faciltation for Development (FIFD) from 2-3 November 2017. Read

Partial view of participants at the UK-Liberia Investment Outreach
Wednesday, 27th September 2017
Thursday – London, United Kingdom 14 September 2017, The Ministry of Commerce & Industry joined a delegation to participate in the UK-Liberia Investment Outreach to present Liberia’s strategy for economic transformation, its plans for infrastructure development, and the promising emerging investment opportunities for international investors in infrastructure, logistics, energy and agriculture. Read

Minister Addy addresses the Press
Tuesday, 8th August 2017
Quarterly media engagement today with the the publication of several technical regulations and the signing of MoU between Liberia Business Association and the Ministry to promote the objectives of the Small Business Administration to promote the 25% public procurement set aside for Liberian-owned businesses and the promotion of the enforcement of the investment code for businesses set aside for Liberians. Read

Liberia's Commerce Minister, Hon. Axel M. Addy at the Conference
Monday, 17th July 2017
Calls for continued support for Aid for Trade as a vehicle that impacts the SDGs; seals commitment for continuation of support for Liberia’s Post Accession Plan (LPAP) and special project in the implementation of the National Export Strategy on Tourism. Read

Group photo of Officials from the MOCI, Mary's Meal and Fabrar-Liberia Incorporated
Wednesday, 14th June 2017
In monthly deal with Mary’s Meals   Fabrar Liberia Incorporated, a Liberian owned agriculture goods processing firm, has finally completed negotiations and agreements to supply Mary’s Meals with 50 metric tons of locally produced rice per month for its school feeding program beginning June 2017. Read

Group photo of Participants at the TRAPCA Workshop, Bella Casa, Monrovia
Wednesday, 31st May 2017
The Ministry of Commerce and Industry, in partnership with the World Trade Organization, with support from the Swedish National Board of Trade, held a three-day SPS and TBT Seminar in Monrovia on May 22 – 24, 2017. Read

Group photo of participants at the Doing Business Conference
Thursday, 25th May 2017
Wednesday –Livingstone, Zambia 17 May 2017, The Ministry of Commerce & Industry led a delegation to participate in the Eighth Ease of Doing Business Indicators Conference to share experiences on the role of the Business Reform Committee in championing pro-business reforms across ministries and agencies. Read

Assistants Ministers and others at the Press Briefing
Friday, 5th May 2017
Senior Management Team (SMT) of the Ministry of Commerce and Industry conducted its Quarterly Press Briefing on Friday 28, April 2017 in the Ministry of Commerce and Industry 4th Floor Conference Room from 2:00 – 4:00PM. Read

Minister Addy on a tour with H.E. Madam Johnson-Sirleaf at the Liberia Market Place
Tuesday, 18th April 2017
On Saturday, April 8, 2017, the Bureau of Small Business Administration (SBA) of the Ministry of Commerce and Industry held its second Farmers Day Market from 9:00 a. Read

Group photo of Guest at the program
Wednesday, 12th April 2017
Local, registered business owners encouraged to apply   The government through the Ministry of Commerce and Industry has introduced a National Quality Award program which aims to encourage businesses to prioritize the creation of quality products that will compete on the global market Commerce Minister Axel Addy said the introduction of the award is another clear indication that the Government is committed to intervening to address problems associated with the poor quality of products on the market. Read

Prince Haakon and Delegation in group photo with Minister Addy and others
Thursday, 6th April 2017
April 2-5, 2017…. Read

Group photo of participants at the MRU Brainstorming Workshop
Wednesday, 29th March 2017
Thursday – Monrovia, Liberia, March 23, 2017 Mano River Union (MRU) countries began a two-day brainstorming workshop to share experiences on the implementation of the ECOWAS Trade Liberalization Scheme¬ (ETLS) within the MRU Countries. Read

Tuesday, 28th March 2017
A Three-day Empowerment Workshop for Liberia National Trade Facilitation Committee was convened in Monrovia, Liberia by the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development in Collaboration with the Ministry of Commerce and Industry. Read

Minister Addy in Town Hall meeting with Business People in Gbarnga, Bong County
Tuesday, 28th February 2017
The Ministry of Commerce and Industry (MOCI) has ended a 2-day engagement with business people in Bong and Nimba counties, aimed at helping them to improve their businesses through the Small Business Administration (SBA) and to address some of the challenges, among others. Read

Photo of Participants at the Business Reform Committee Forum
Tuesday, 21st February 2017
Monrovia, Liberia, Tuesday, 14 February 2017, the Business Reform Committee met at the Ministry of Commerce and Industry for the first time in several years. Read

Group photo of Participants at the Enhanced Integrated Framework (EIF) Regional Program
Wednesday, 1st February 2017
Tuesday – Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, 1 February 2017, Anglophone countries gathered in Addis Ababa to discuss the elements, challenges and reforms of the Enhanced Integrated Framework (EIF) Phase 2 Program, the relationship between the EIF and the Sustainable Development Goals, as well as the Trade Facilitation Agreement. Read

Tuesday, 20th December 2016
Tuesday –Monrovia, 20 December 2016, the Minister of Commerce and Industry, wishes to inform the public that the new Liberian Marketplace at Nancy Doe Market in Sinkor is opened to the public. Read

Minister Marvie post with the Togolese Trade Minister
Tuesday, 13th December 2016
Lomè, Togo, Wednesday, 7 December 2016, ECOWAS Trade Ministers convened at the Sarakawa Hotel in Lomè to take stock of trade developments impacting the region and provide recommendations to the Heads of State. Read

Group photo of participants at the ARIPO Council of Ministers
Monday, 12th December 2016
Friday – Harare, 09 December 2016*, the Minister of Commerce and Industry, Axel M. Read

Minister of Commerce & Industry, Hon. Axel M. Addy
Friday, 2nd December 2016
Friday –Monrovia, 02 December 2016, the Minister of Commerce and Industry, Axel M. Read

Commerce Minister Axel M. Addy, as Chair of the 8th WAMZ Trade Ministers' Forum
Thursday, 27th October 2016
Monrovia, (Thursday, October 27, 2016) – On Friday, November 4th at 9:00AM* at the Boulevard Palace Hotel on Tubman Boulevard in Sinkor, the Minister of Commerce and Industry Axel M. Read

Deputy Minister Ellen O.Pratt in conversation with Golden Veroleum General Manager while Deputy Inspector General, Madam Maceatoh Wreh-Togba looks on
Monday, 3rd October 2016
Friday, September 23, 2016. Read

International Finance Corporation and Ministry of Commerce logos
Thursday, 29th September 2016
Monrovia –Liberia, Thursday, 29 September 2016, the Government of Liberia through the Ministry of Commerce and Industry (MoCI), the Ministry of Finance and Development Planning (MFDP) and the Ministry of State (MoS) with the support of the International Finance Corporation (IFC) and the Liberia Better Business Forum (LBBF) is organizing a business roundtable meeting to discuss the state of the Liberia economy. Read

Stakeholders at the launch of the Trade Facilitation program
Wednesday, 28th September 2016
Monrovia –Liberia, Monday, 26 September 2016, the Ministry of Commerce and Industry and the United Nations Conference for Trade and Development launched the Empowerment Program for Trade Facilitation to assist the trade community implement, in a coordinated manner, trade facilitation reforms, including the provisions of the WTO Trade Facilitation Agreement (TFA). Read

Tuesday, 20th September 2016
Monrovia, Liberia on September 10, 2016 the management of the Monrovia Industrial park, located in Gardnersville, Monrovia was transferred from the National Investment Commission (NIC) to the Ministry of Commerce & Industry (MOCI). Read

Partial view of participants from Government Institutions and others
Thursday, 8th September 2016
Tuesday – Monrovia, Liberia, 6 September 2016, Acting Minister Frantz Sawyer and Deputy Minister for Trade Services, Honorable Stephen Marvie, Jr. Read

Made-In-Liberia products being exhibited at the Conference
Thursday, 8th September 2016
Thursday – Nairobi, Kenya, 28 August 2016, The Ministry, represented by Deputy Minister for Trade Services, Honorable Stephen Marvie, Jr, participated in the Sixth Tokyo International Conference on African Development to showcase Made in Liberia products and present the message of economic diversification to private sector stakeholders from Japan and the rest of Africa. Read