Press Releases

  1. Public Sercice Announcement: -Illicit Issuance of Import Permit Declaration (IPD)
    1st February 2019 | Size: 809 KB | File Type: pdf
  2. Joint Press Statement: The Ministry of Commerce & Industry And The Ministry of Helath & Social Welfare
    1st February 2019 | Size: 254 KB | File Type: pdf
  3. Small Business Pro-Poor Development Fund (SBPDF)
    23rd January 2019 | Size: 168 KB | File Type: pdf
  4. MEDIA ADVISORY-The SBA Annual MSME Conference of 2017 Launches during SME Week
    22nd November 2017 | Size: 310 KB | File Type: pdf
  5. 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
  6. MoCI.MediaAdvisory.MSMEConference2015.11122015
    16th November 2015 | Size: 443 KB | File Type: pdf
  7. Commerce Today Monthly Critical Commodities Bulletin, August 26 - September 26, 2015
    2nd September 2015 | Size: 248 KB | File Type: pdf
Honorees along with some SMT Members
Monday, 16th January 2023
The Ministry of Commerce and Industry (MoCI) has recognized five of its employees for their diligence to duty. Read

Assistant Minister of Commerce and Industry
Wednesday, 21st December 2022
The new Assistant Minister of Commerce and Industry (MoCI) for Administration, Alexander C. Read

ECOWAS Regional Policy and subsequently launched the National Quality Award (NQP).
Monday, 14th November 2022
Monday: November 14, 2022: The Liberian Government, through the Ministry of Commerce and Industry (MoCI), along with partners, on Thursday, November 10, 2022, held an official program commemorating World Quality Day. Read

Wednesday, 5th October 2022

Commerce Ministry Sends Caveat
Tuesday, 9th August 2022
The Ministry of Commerce and Industry (MoCI) is calling on the public, mainly the business community to beware of unscrupulous individuals who are using the name of the Ministry to extort money from business people. Read

L-R: Min. Diggs, Ms. Zheng and Mr. Degbelo
Friday, 15th July 2022
A two-member delegation from the World Trade Organization (WTO) has concluded a three-day visit to Liberia with focus on the country’s Trade Policy Review. Read

Minister Diggs
Tuesday, 12th July 2022
Press Release: Monday, July 11, 2022: The selection of Commerce and Industry Minister (MoCI), Mawine Guetta Diggs, as National Orator for the 2022 Independence Day Program has been hailed by employees of the Ministry. Read

Some seized items on display
Friday, 1st July 2022
Press Release: Friday, July 1, 2022: The Ministry of Commerce and Industry (MoCI), along with the Liberia Intellectual Property Office (LIPO) has shut down over ten businesses for violation of the countrys intellectual property regulations. Read

L-R: Minister Diggs (5th) position, with colleagues
Wednesday, 15th June 2022
Press Release: Tuesday, June 14, 2022: Liberia’s Minister of Commerce and Industry Minister, Mawine Guetta Diggs, has reaffirmed her country’s commitment to the World Trade Organization’s Doha Declaration and strongly supports the current African group position for TRIPS Waiver on health-related products, including vaccines. Read

Friday, 3rd June 2022
Press Release June 3, 2022   The Ministry of Commerce and Industry earlier this year informed the general pubic that in the midst of disruptions to the global supply chain posed by COVID 19 and now the subsequent Russia-Ukraine War, which greatly affects cost of freight and sourcing of commodities from international suppliers, the Government of Liberia remains committed to ensuring essential commodities remain available and affordable on the local market. Read

Friday, 3rd June 2022

Commerce Min. Diggs
Wednesday, 1st June 2022
Press Release: Wednesday, June 1, 2022: As part of its ongoing measures to ensure a safe and conducive business environment in Liberia, the Ministry of Commerce and Industry (MoCI) will tomorrow, June 2, 2022, commence a one- month inspection across the country. Read

Commerce Minister Diggs & World Banks Dr. Nthara
Wednesday, 27th April 2022
On Monday, 4th April, 2022, the  World Bank and the Liberian Government, represented by the Ministries of Commerce and Industry (MoCI) and Finance and Development Planing (MFDP),singed a USD$40m Financing Agreement that is dedicated to supporting Small and Medium Enterprises in Liberia. Read

Group Photo
Thursday, 14th April 2022
April 14, 2022: As part of ongoing efforts to enhance  the implementation stage of its  USD$7,817,000. Read

L-R: Dr. Nthara, Ministers Diggs and   Tweah
Wednesday, 6th April 2022
Wednesday: April 6, 2022: A USD$40million   financing agreement intended to support the Liberia Investment, Finance and Trade Project (LIFT-P) has been signed between the Liberian Government, through the Ministry of Commerce and Industry and the World Bank. Read

Tuesday, 5th April 2022
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   Tuesday: April 5, 2022: It has been observed that RETAIL BUSINESSES are consistently increasing the retail price of a bag of rice on the market despite the fact that they are still purchasing at the wholesale price of USD $13. Read

Minister Diggs Smiles Shortly After Greeting MoCI Women
Thursday, 10th March 2022
The women day program was celebrated in joy by the staffers and the Minister of Commerce Read

NEJWA members and facilitators pose for the press
Wednesday, 16th February 2022
Tuesday, February 15, 2022;A two-day re-union meeting for members of the Network of Economic Journalists in West Africa (NEJWA), running from Tuesday, February 15-16, 2022, has formally opened in Lome, Togo, with  the  Director of  UNECA’s Sub-Regional Office for West Africa,  Ngone Diop, describing her organization’s partnership with the media as  crucial. Read

First Tourism   Marketing Strategy
Friday, 28th January 2022
Friday, January 28, 2022:  President George Manneh Weah has formally launched Liberia’s first Tourism Marketing Strategy. Read

President Weah & Madam Weah
Wednesday, 29th December 2021
The Senior Management Team (SMT) at the Ministry of Commerce and Industry (MoCI), headed by Madam Mawine G. Read

Nationwide inspection
Thursday, 18th November 2021
The Ministry of Commerce and Industry (MoCI) wishes to inform the business community and the general public that will conduct  a Three-Month Nationwide inspection ( Monday, October 25 to Tuesday, January 25, 2022), beginning from 8:00 AM- 5:00 PM, Monday-Friday. Read

Minister Diggs pointed out
Tuesday, 16th November 2021
Tuesday, November 16, 2021: The Ministry of Commerce and Industry (MoCI) says a test conducted by its National Standards Laboratory (NSL) on the Ceres 100% Juice manufactured by Pioneer Foods Groceries Limited in South Africa shows that the product is not contaminated, neither was any hazardous substance found during the investigation. Read

Min. Diggs
Thursday, 28th October 2021
Press Release: Wednesday, October 27, 2021: The Ministry of Commerce and Industry has with immediate effect, issued a number of   regulations intended to govern the conduct of trade and commerce  throughout Liberia. Read

Participants pose for photo
Wednesday, 20th October 2021
Press release: Wednesday, October 20, 2021: The Ministry of Commerce and Industry has formally begun a three-day Capacity-building Workshop in Ganta City, Nimba County for 72 inspectors and County Service Center Coordinators. Read

Address the Sixty-second assemblies at (WIPO) in Geneva
Thursday, 7th October 2021
-----------Highligts Post Accession Gains Wednesday: October 6, 2021: The Minister of Commerce and Industry, Madam Mawine G. Read

Happy & Prosperous Birthday
Thursday, 29th July 2021
On behalf of the Senior Management Team and the General Staffers of the Ministry of Commerce and Industry, we say HAPPY Birthday Minister Mawine G. Read

Commerce Min. Mawine Diggs
Tuesday, 27th April 2021
Press Release: Thursday, April 23, 2021: The Ministry of Commerce and Industry (MoCI) has gathered, from consumers’ complaints and its market surveillances, reports about hiking of the prices of locally produced beverages, particularly Club Beer and Guinness Stout, by some business entities. Read

Minister warn beverages distributors
Friday, 23rd April 2021
It has come to the attention of the Ministry of Commerce and Industry (MoCI), that the prices of locally produced beverages from the Monrovia Breweries Incorporated, particularly Beer and Guinness Stout are being hiked by some distributors on the Liberian market. Read

Participants pose for photo
Friday, 16th April 2021
Friday: April 16, 2021: The Ministry of Commerce and Industry (MoCI), in collaboration with Trade Policy Training Center in Africa (TRAPCA), has concluded a weeklong capacity building workshop on Critical Aspects of Trade in Services Negotiations in Liberia. Read

Stakeholder workshop on the Africa Continental Free Trade Area
Tuesday, 23rd February 2021
WEDNESDAY: February 17, 2021: The Deputy Minister for Commerce and Trade, Republic of Liberia, Hon. Read

Participants pose for photo
Tuesday, 9th February 2021
Release: Tuesday; February 9, 2021: A major stakeholder's workshop on the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) Agreement has officially opened at the Ministry of Commerce and Industry in Monrovia, with stakeholders emphasizing the significance of the instrument in boosting trade for Liberia. Read