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Presidential Order n°09/01 of 16/02/2011 ratifying the Protocol relating to the Madrid Agreement concerning the International Registration of Trade Marks adopted in Madrid, Spain on 27 June 1989

Ministry of Trade and Industry, Rwanda

This order ratifies the protocol relating to the Madrid Agreement concerning the international registration of trade marks adopted in Madrid, Spain in 1989.

Rwanda 2012 Trade, Industry, and Investment

Law Establishing National Standards Inspectorate, Competition and Consumer Protection Authority (NICA) and Determining its Mission, Organization and Functioning

Government, Rwanda

This document is divided into two sections for laws and orders. The first section, which is the law, establishes the National Standards Inspectorate, Competition and Consumer Protection Authority abbreviated as “NICA”. It also determines its mission, organization and functioning. The section B include presidential orders appointing the members of the Board of Directors of National Bank of Rwanda, the members of the Board of Directors of Broadband Service – Corporation Ltd, Rwanda Government Representative in Board of Directors of SONARWA, among other.

Rwanda 2013 Trade, Industry, and Investment

Law Authorising the Ratification of Commercial Agreement signed at Kigali, in the Republic of Rwanda, on 22/11/2011, between the Republic of Rwanda and the Republic of Congo

Ministry of Trade and Industry, Rwanda

The document also contains law establishing Rwanda Council of Veterinary Doctors and determining its mission, organization and functioning; law authorising the accession of Rwanda to the International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources (IUCN); and law authorising the ratification of the Treaty of 05 February 2005 on the conservation and sustainable management of forest ecosystems in Central Africa and establishing the Central African Forests Commission (COMIFAC).

Rwanda 2011 Trade, Industry, and Investment

Order on Rwanda Special Economic Zones Authority

Ministry of Trade and Industry, Rwanda

The Prime Minister’s order determines the functions and organization of the Rwanda special economic zones authority. The ministry of trade and industry is saddled with the responsibility of supervising the authority

Rwanda 2012 Trade, Industry, and Investment

Law Regulating Commodity Exchange and Related Contracts

Ministry of Trade and Industry, Rwanda

“The law regulates the negotiation of related basic products (agricultural, livestock, fishing, forestry, mining, energy and all other products made or processed from these products), related contracts, operators of the commodity exchange and related contracts and other related matters. In addition, it fixes the license to operate as a commodity exchange and related contracts and regulations”.

Rwanda 2017 Trade, Industry, and Investment

Order on Wild Animal Species concerned with the Law on Compensation for Damages Caused by Animals

Ministry of Trade and Industry, Rwanda

The ministerial order determines the list of wild animal species prominent in the law for damages caused by animals inside the national park or other protected areas. “All disputes arising from implementation of this order shall be resolved through amicable settlement. Failure to which, they shall be referred to Rwandan competent courts”.

Rwanda 2012 Trade, Industry, and Investment

Regulations on Fighting Smuggling in Mineral Trading

Ministry of Forestry and Mines, Rwanda

The regulation stipulates that buying and selling of mineras shall be subject to commercial registration. It sets out other stipulations surrounding exportation of minerals, transportation, fradulent importation, and running a mineral trade center.

Rwanda 2011 Trade, Industry, and Investment

Law Regulating the Warehouse Receipt System

Ministry of Trade and Industry, Rwanda

The law governs the regulations surrounding the warehouse receipt system. The law states that the capital market authority of Rwanda shall be the organ to issue warehouse receipt operator’s license. Other provisions contained include; status, use, form, contents, duplicates, and seizure of a warehouse receipt; activities of a warehouse operator; information, inspection, and investigation, as well as administrative sanctions, offences, and penalties.

Rwanda 2018 Trade, Industry, and Investment

Instructions on Rice Processing and Industry

Ministry of Trade and Industry, Rwanda

This represents the minister of trade and industry’s instructions on rice processing and trading. The instructions center on establishing the rice supply chain, including rice traders, processors, distributors, wholesalers, and retailers. It also address issues surrounding the importation of rice into the country.

Rwanda 2011 Trade, Industry, and Investment

Order Determining the Management and Use of Land in Special Economic Zones (SEZ)

Ministry of Trade and Industry, Rwanda

The presidential order determines the management and use of land in Special Economic Zones (SEZ). The order applies to all land designated for the SEZ, and include; state land in private domain, land in public domain of local government, public institutions land, private individual land.

Rwanda 2016 Trade, Industry, and Investment

Law Establishing Rwanda Inspectorate, Competition, and Consumer Protection Authority

Ministry of Trade and Industry, Rwanda

The Rwanda Inspectorate, Competition, and Consumer protection authority (RICA) is established, along with determination of its mission, organization, and functioning. The authority has administrative and financial autonomy, and a legal personality. Its objectives range from inspection of quality and standards, to establishing collaboration with other institutions.

Rwanda 2017 Trade, Industry, and Investment

Rwanda Competition and Consumer Protection Policy

Ministry of Trade and Industry, Rwanda

The consumer protection policy aspires to create an enabling environment for businesses and enterprises to thrive. Such environment tends to foster competition with accompanied increase in efficiency and economic growth for both consumers and producers. This policy seeks to not act as a vindictive exercise but to promote fair trade. This is in a bid to ensure consumers are not left at the mercy of few firms and enterprises that take advantage uncompetitive environments. These firms engage in activities such as price fixing, collusive tendering, and speculative hoarding to the detriment of consumers.

Rwanda 2010 Trade, Industry, and Investment

National Export Strategy (NES)

Ministry of Trade and Industry, Rwanda

This strategic document overviews Rwanda’s export sector, its challenges and inherent opportunities. It has a goal to improve export growth, create jobs and revenues, contribute significantly to the economy, and increase the general living standards of the populace. This strategy aims to prioritize sectors like tea, coffee, tourism and mining, as well as horticulture among others. It hopes to achieve its goal by rallying and organizing relevant stakeholders towards focusing on human capital development, business environment, finance, and infrastructure.

Rwanda 2011 Trade, Industry, and Investment

Ministerial Order on Transport and Trade of Meat

Ministry of Trade and Industry, Rwanda

The order is pursuant to law 54 of 2008 on determination, prevention, and fight against contagious diseases for domestic animals in Rwanda. It covers aspects relating to the transport and trade of meat in the country. It discusses precautionary measures, vehicular requirements, clothings, meat trade establishment, and requirements of the actors involved.

Rwanda 2010 Trade, Industry, and Investment

Rwanda Handcraft Strategic Plan (2009-2013)

Ministry of Agriculture and Animal Resources, Rwanda

The handcraft sector in Rwanda has developed over the years, not as a result of a conscious effort on the part of the government but sporadically. This strategic document intends to address key issues including; absence of a comprehensive strategy to guide stakeholders, lack of coordination, vagueness of quality control and standardization efforts as well as little understanding of strategies for breaking into the foreign market.

Rwanda 2009 Trade, Industry, and Investment

National Industrial Policy

Ministry of Trade and Industry, Rwanda

This policy recognizes the need to diversify the Rwandan economy into other sectors to ensure attainment of its vision 2020 goals. It highlights the current small size of the industrial sector in terms of its contributions and the need for significant improvement by 2020. The policy additionally pushes to improve the sector’s contribution to reduction of unemployment in the country. It hopes to ensure the country’s firms and enterprises can compete effectively in light of political developments.

Rwanda 2011 Trade, Industry, and Investment

Domestic Market Recapturing Strategy - DMRS (2015-2020)

Ministry of Trade and Industry, Rwanda

The strategies contained in this document echo the goals and objectives chiefly contained in Rwanda’s national industrial policy and national export strategy. These goals and objectives summarily strive to reduce Rwanda’s trade deficit. “The DMRS rests on three pillars of activities; horizontal activities, aimed at supporting local production for the domestic market across all sectors, policy measures, aimed at removing obstacles to production, and the foreseeing development of specific investment projects, where supply side constraints or market opportunities are identified”.

Rwanda 2015 Trade, Industry, and Investment

Rwanda Trade Policy

Ministry of Trade and Industry, Rwanda

This document aims to “review and rearticulate” the policy strategies regarding the trade sector. This is in response to changes in the political, economic, and social engagements of the country. The trade policy also points out the disjointed nature of trade policies in the country. Most objectives, strategies, and targets are scattered in policy documents across sectors. It therefore aims to harmonize all activities and policies as pertained to the trade sector for greater efficiency.

Rwanda 2010 Trade, Industry, and Investment