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History of the Ministry of Trade
History of the Ministry of Trade

The Ministry of Trade, which was created in 2004, originates from the splitting up of the former Ministry of Industrial and Commercial Development (MINDIC), which led to establishing MINIMIDT, MINPNEESA and MINCOMMERCE.
Mr Luc Magloire MBARGA ATANGANA was the first Cameroonian to be appointed Minister of Trade on 8 December 2004.

By Decree No. 2011/408 of 9 December 2011 to organise the Government, the Minister of Trade shall be responsible for developing and implementing government policy in the area of trade.
In this regard, he/she shall be responsible for:

  • developing, implementing and evaluating strategies for promoting Cameroonian products;
  • developing regulations on price and monitoring application, in conjunction with the relevant Administrations;
  • seeking out new markets for Cameroonian products ; 
  • promoting and defending the quality label for products intended for local and foreign markets  ; 
  • promoting and controlling free and fair competition;
  • negotiating and following up the implementation of trade agreements, in conjunction with the Ministry of External Relations;
  • promoting the competitiveness of Cameroonian products in foreign markets;
  • applying administrative sanctions in cases of fraud or non-compliance with the set standards without prejudice to the attributions of the other relevant government ministries;
  • organising and supervising trade fairs; 
  • following up international trade for Cameroon’s raw materials and by-products, in conjunction with the relevant government ministries and agencies;
  • monitoring the application of importation standards, in conjunction with the relevant Administrations;
  • monitoring inflation, in conjunction with the relevant Administrations;
  • monitoring preservation and distribution channels of consumer products;
  • monitoring the development and application of standards for measuring instruments and quality control, in conjunction with the relevant Administrations;
  • following up relationships with international organisations working in the area of international trade, in conjunction with the relevant Administrations;
  • monitoring the development and approval of shelf line-up, preservation and distribution standards of consumer products, and ensuring that these standards are respected by traders, in conjunction with the relevant Administrations;
  • following up negotiations with European Union, in conjunction with the Ministry of External Relations.

He/she shall liaise between the Government and the World Trade Organisation (WTO).

He/she shall be the supervisory authority of the following:

  • the Consumer Product Supply Regulatory Authority (MIRAP);
  • the Hydrocarbons Price Stabilization Fund for (HPSF);
  • the National Cocoa and Coffee Board (NCCB).
Ministerial Team
MBARGA ATANGANA
Luc magloire MBARGA ATANGANA
The Minister of Trade
NKOUABVOUMA
Jules Martin NKOUABVOUMA
Inspector No.1
MOUSSA SANWARD
MOUSSA SANWARD
Inspector No.2
BASSILEKIN III
Achile BASSILEKIN III
The Secretary-General
KOA
Jacqueline KOA
The Inspector General
BOUBA AOUSSINE
BOUBA AOUSSINE
Technical Adviser No.1
JACKAI
Derrick Mosima JACKAI
Technical Adviser No.2
TEMFOMO
Adija TEMFOMO
Project Planning and Statistics Division Head
MBARGA BIHINA
Valentin MBARGA BIHINA
Internal Trade Director
MOTOMBY
Joseph ndumbe MOTOMBY
External Trade Director
TSEGUI
David TSEGUI
Metrology, Quality and Price Director
ABESSOLO MONEFONG
Martin Charles ABESSOLO MONEFONG
National Fraud Prevention and Elimination Brigade
ZANGA NDJINANG
Nicanor ZANGA NDJINANG
General Affairs Director
Frequently Asked Questions
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Latest News
    Delegation of American Businessmen received at Ministry of Trade    A visiting American business delegation on Tuesday April, 23rd 2013, held talks with the Minister of Trade, Luc Magloire MBARGA ATANGANA, during an audience granted them at the conference hall of his Ministerial building.                44 repaired ovens handed over to cocoa farmers in the South West Region    Cocoa plays a key role in Cameroon’s National Economy. In order to meet up requerements of European Union, Cameroonian authorities in the cocoa sector have taken a number of long-lasting measures to better production.                Mincommerce Receives New Year Wishes    Workers of the Ministry of Trade, its partners, consumer protection associations and businessmen, on January 30, 2013 assembled at the Mont Febe hall to shake hands with Minister.                Periodic markets handed over to local authorities    Thirteen market-places built using the funds of the public investment budget were handed over to local authorities (councils).                Cameroon – Tunisia : the impact of the Joint Commission    Seven cooperation agreements were signed between Tunisia and Cameroon last May 9 at the closing ceremony of the Ninth Session of the Large Joint Commission between both countries.                Cocoa and Coffee Inter-professional Board: New Executive Secretary Installed    The new Executive Secretary for the Cocoa and Coffee Inter-professional Board (CCIB) Omer Gatien MALEDY has been called upon to render the cocoa and coffee sectors competitive in the international market. The call was made by the Minister of Trade, Luc Magloire MBARGA ATANGANA, in Douala April 11 2012, during a ceremony to install him into his functions.                PROMOTE    PROMOTE as an instrument of economic development in Cameroon