Press Releases

  1. 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
  2. MoCI.MediaAdvisory.MSMEConference2015.11122015
    16th November 2015 | Size: 443 KB | File Type: pdf
  3. Commerce Today Bi-Monthly Critical Commodities Bulletin, August 26 - September 26, 2015
    2nd September 2015 | Size: 248 KB | File Type: pdf
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

US Ambassador Christine A. Elder and Commerce Minister Axel M. Addy in group photo with officials of both US Embassy and SMT members of the Ministry
Thursday, 1st September 2016
Friday – Monrovia, 12 August 2016, US Ambassador Christine A. Read

Group Photo Of Stakeholders At The launch
Thursday, 28th July 2016
The Liberia National Export Strategy (LNES) on Tourism is an integral part of the WTO Post Accession Plan. Read

Liberia Delegation In A Group Photo With Other International Participants At The Forum
Wednesday, 27th July 2016
Nairobi – Liberia joined the rest of the global community to participate in the Fourteenth Conference of the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development from 17-22 July 2016. Read

Liberia and Afghanistan 163rd and 164th Members of The WTO Respectively
Friday, 22nd July 2016
A Post-Accession Forum for Afghanistan and Liberia took place on the margins of UNCTAD 14 on 19 July in Nairobi, Kenya. Read

Partial view of some Stakeholder at the validation workshop
Wednesday, 29th June 2016
Thursday – Monrovia, 23 June 2016, Stakeholders met at the Ministry of Information, Culture and Tourism to validate the Liberia’s Tourism Sector Trade Strategy (TSTS) and accelerate plans towards the identification of tangible tourism pilots to promote tourism. Read

Monday, 27th June 2016
Monrovia –Liberia on Monday, 27 June 2016, the Ministry of Commerce and Industry and the Liberia Revenue Authority wish to inform the public that a High Level Delegation from the World Trade Organization (WTO) focused on Liberia's Post Accession Plan for its accession to the World Trade Organization will be visiting Liberia from Monday, June 27 through Wednesday, 29, 2016 to identify and support Liberia’s Post Accession Plan, a two-year program to promote trade facilitation, customs reforms, and investment in trade support activities and institutions. Read

Partial view of participants at the Workshop; Insight, Deputy Commerce Minister Stephen Marvie, Jr. and Hon. William Buku, Asst. Commissioner LRA
Tuesday, 21st June 2016
Thursday –Monrovia, 16 June 2016, The Ministry of Commerce & Industry and the Liberia Revenue Authority, in collaboration with the International Finance Corporation (IFC), hosted a two-day National Single Window Assessment workshop in Monrovia from Wednesday to Thursday, 15 – 16 June 2016 for both private and public stakeholders. Read

Group photo of Attendees at the ceremony
Wednesday, 15th June 2016
Liberia deposits Instrument of Acceptance to the WTO before the June 15 deadline. Read

Partial view of invitees at the Press Briefing
Wednesday, 8th June 2016
The Ministry of Commerce and Industry MOCI), through its Rural Industrial Promotion Program for Economic Empowerment (RIPE),will shortly embark on the construction of a Modern Textile Production Center in Kolahun, Lofa County valued, at US$231,000, with funding from the Japanese Government. Read

Group photo of participants at the Private Sector Forum in Antalya, Turkey
Monday, 30th May 2016
Excellencies, Colleagues, Distinguished Delegates, Ladies and gentlemen, Good morning. Read

Graphical illustration of Liberia's post accession status to the WTO ; Liberia is now at the Implementation stage
Monday, 23rd May 2016
Monrovia, Liberia – On Thursday, 19 May 2016, in line with the joint program for cooperation between the Ministry and Sweden, as well as, between the Ministry and the National Board of Trade, the Annual Project Planning, Annual Review Meeting, and Steering Group meetings were held to discuss the Sweden’s support for Liberia’s WTO post-accession program. Read

Mobile Business Registration in Process, Redlight Market, Paynesville
Monday, 23rd May 2016
Redlight, Paynesville – On Thursday, 19 April 2016, the Ministry of Commerce and Industry, National Social Security and Welfare Corporation and the Liberia Revenue Authority launched the second round of the Mobile Business Registration (MBR) Exercise in the densely populated Redlight Market, Paynesville, Montserrado County. Read