Message by the Minister

The Ministry of Industry and Trade continues to play a pivotal role in delivering Government’s objectives, focusing on creating an enabling environment for business development and building investor confidence both domestically and in international markets. This role is supported by the Government’s 2012 Budget focus of “Empowered Fijian and a Modern Economy”.

In 2012, the Ministry will be tasked with initiatives developed to foster increased investment and trade, factors that are central to the attainment of sustained economic growth. The continued cooperation and collaboration with stakeholders will ensure that the Ministry achieves its objectives to spearhead and implement policies that drive business development, investment, trade, and adherence to standards.

The continued adoption, implementation, monitoring of new and existing laws that support these policy objectives will ensure the achievement of the targets set in 2012 for the Ministry.