Ministry of Industry and Commerce

Minister Mangaliso Ndlovu

Ministry Vision:

“To be a pillar of Zimbabwe industry competitiveness domestically; regionally and globally”


Mission of Ministry (Purpose in Life)

To promote the development of vibrant. sustainable and globally competitive industrial and commercial enterprises, and fair trade practices through the provision of conducive policy and regulatory frameworks


Core Values







Overall functions

The Ministry’s core functions are to:

Formulate, implement, coordinate, review and monitor policies in industry and commerce;

Oversee the orderly development, promotion and growth of domestic and international trade;

Promoting, maintaining and expanding mutually advantages trade and trade relations with foreign countries and businesses

Enhance the development and promotion of quality standards for industrial products;

Develop the sourcing and provision of short, medium and long-term financing and financial services for industry and commerce

Support the development of entrepreneurial and management skills for the industrial and trade sector;

Promote fair trade practices and consumer protection;

Promote innovation and protection of intellectual property rights and promote dissemination of technical information;

Promote industrial research and development

Collect, analyze and disseminate trade and industrial information.

The Ministry’s broad policy mandate is to formulate industrial and commercial development policies and strategies. In order to execute its mandate and core functions, the Ministry is currently organised into six departments, namely:

Enterprise Development

Research, Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs

International Trade

Finance, Administration and Human Resources


Legal Services


The Acts/ Legislation that is relevant to the Ministry

1.         Ministry’s Functions Handbook

2.         National Trade Policy [2012-2016]

3.         Industrial Development Policy [2012-2016]

4.         Bilateral and Multilateral Trade Agreements and Protocols

5.         National Incomes and Pricing Commission Act [Chapter 14:32]

6.         Export Credit Reinsurance Fund Act [Chapter 24:06]

7.         Competition Act (As Amended) [Chapter 14:28]

8.         Control of Goods Act Chapter 14:05

9.         Industrial Development Corporation Act [Chapter 14:10]

10.       Iron and Steel Industry Act [Chapter 14:11]

11.       Merchandise Marks Act [Chapter 14:13]

12.       Metrication (Conversion and Adoption) Act No 43 of 1971

13.       Standardization of Soap Act [Chapter 14:18]

14.       Standards Development Fund (Levy) Act [Chapter 14:19]

15.       Trade Coupons Act [Chapter 14:23]

16.       Trade Development Surcharge Act [Chapter 14:22]

17.       Trade Measures Act [Chapter 14:23]

18.       White Phosphorus Matches Act [Chapter 14:25]

19.       Zimbabwe Development cooperation Act [Chapter 24:15]

20.       Zimbabwe State Trading (Repeal) Act [Chapter 14:27]

21.       Consumer Contracts Act [Chapter 8:03]

22.       Commercial Premises ( Lease Control) Act [Chapter 14:04]

23.       Bonus Prohibition Act [Chapter 14:03]


The Ministry also oversees the operations of four public enterprises and parastatals:

Industrial Development Corporation

Zimbabwe Iron and Steel Company

Olivine Industries

Zimbabwe International Trade Fair Company


In addition to these, the Ministry also administers the following public bodies namely;

Competition and Tariff Commission

National Incomes and Pricing Commission

It also has a close working relationship with other important bodies namely;

The Consumer Council of Zimbabwe (CCZ)

The Standards Association of Zimbabwe(SAZ)



Contact Details

Head Office

Ministry of Industry and Commerce

13th Floor Mukwati Building

Cnr. 4th Street/Livingstone Avenue

Private Bag 7708



Telephone: 263-024-798425/797808/702736/702733

Fax: 263-024-253137



Trade Measures Regional Office Harare

CNR, Harare/Grant Street

P.O. Box CY 538



Telephone: 263-024-702731/730633/791823-7

Fax: 263-4-729311/723765/722767/702738/708351



Bulawayo Regional Office

Ministry of Industry and Commerce

Mhlahlandlela Building

Cnr. Basch Street/10th Avenue

Private Bag 696


Telephone: 263-9-67411/61397/229419

Fax: 263-9-61397/67968



Gweru Regional Office

Ministry of Industry and Commerce

Cnr. Coventry Road/Link Road

Light Industries Sites

P.O. Box 798


Telephone: 263-54-25146

Fax: 263-54-24862/24420



Masvingo Regional Office

Ministry of Industry and Commerce

Cnr. Masvingo-Mutare Road/Masvingo Zimuto Road

P.O. Box 910


Telephone: 263-39-62757/62680

Fax: 263-39-65716



Mutare Regional Office

Ministry of Industry Commerce

No. 77 Cnr. 4th Avenue/3rd Street

P.O. Box 630


Telephone: 263-20-64126/61633

Fax: 263-20-61633