Department of Trade and Industry

Contact Department of Trade and Industry (website)
@AUTradeIndustry
H. E. Mrs. Fatima Haram Acyl
Commissioner
Trade and Industry
Tel.: +251 11 5 18 29 02
Fax: +251 11 5 18 29 70
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Mrs. Treasure Thembisile Maphanga
Director
Trade and Industry
Tel.: +251 11 5 18 29 56
Fax: +251 11 5 18 29 70
Email
Mr. Nadir Merah
Head of Trade
Trade and Industry
Tel.: +251 11 5 18 29 64
Fax: +251 11 5 18 29 70
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Mr. Hussein Hassan
Head of industry
Department of Trade and Industry
Tel: +251 11 5 18 29 50
Fax: +251 11 5 18 29 70
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Mr. Aly Iboura Moussa
Head of Customs Cooperation Division
Department of Trade and Industry
Tel: +251 11 5 18 29 66
Fax: +251 11 5 18 29 70
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Mission

The Department of Trade and Industry under the AU aims at fostering economic trade and development to alleviate poverty through fair market competition and liberalised trade. They work towards making Africa a more competitive trading partner on the global market, but also to integrate intra-continental trade.

The Department of Trade and Industry are responsible for drafting recommendations and strategies and for their implementation. They further coordinate Member States’ work on customs, trade and industrial administration in order to achieve increased integration. They further facilitate negotiations, harmonisation and rationalisation of trade policies in various African RECs to increase cooperation. The Department of Trade and Industry further assists with capacity building in RECs in order to fasten the integration process.

The Commissioner for the Department of Trade and Industry is H.E. Mrs Fatima Haram Acyl.