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                  Ministry of Trade
The Ministry of Trade is responsible for the development, implementation and assessment of government’s policy as regards trade. As an instrument of growth and job creation, its role is prominent...
As part of the organization of the governmental work, the Minister of Trade is responsible for the development, implementation and assessment of government’s policy as regards trade. In this capacity, he is in charge of:
• Developing, implementing and assessing strate- gies to promote Cameroonian products, as well as price regulation and monitoring of its application, in collaboration with the administrations concerned;
• The regulation of supplies of consumer goods, in relation with the administrations concerned;
• The research of new markets for Cameroonian products and the promotion and defence of a quality label for products intended for the local market and export;
• The promotion and control of healthy competi- tion, as well as the negotiation and monitoring of the implementation of trade agreements in colla- boration with the Ministry of External Relations;
• Promoting the competitiveness of Cameroonian products in foreign markets, as well as monito- ring of import standards application, in collabo- ration with the administrations concerned;
• The application of administrative sanctions in the event of fraud or non-compliance with the established standards, without prejudice to the powers devolved to other ministerial departments concerned;
• The organization and supervision of trade fairs, as well as monitoring of international trade of raw materials and by-products, in collaboration with the ministerial departments and bodies concerned;
• The monitoring inflation in collaboration with the administrations concerned, as well as monito- ring conservation and distribution networks of consumer goods;
• Tracking the development and application of stan- dards for measuring and quality control instruments in collaboration with the administrations concerned;
• Monitoring relations with international organi- zations working in the field of international trade in collaboration with the administrations concer- ned;
• Monitoring the development or approval of standards for the presentation, storage and distri- bution of consumer goods and of the compliance with its standards by economic operators in col- laboration with the authorities;
• Monitoring of trade negotiations with the European Union in collaboration with the Ministry of External Relations.
Besides, the Ministry of Trade is the liaison bet- ween the Government and the World Trade Organization (WTO); it also exercises the techni- cal supervision of the following structures:
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