Mission

To set in motion the country's foreign trade management in a professional manner by developing trade and business knowledge of the public and private sector practitioners through top quality research, policy advice, education and training.

The Institute has three major mandates:

  • Providing policy support to the government and the private sector trade bodies and associations on existing and emerging trade-related issues;
  • Building trade-related capacity for government agencies and private sector enterprises through training and research; and
  • Creating a policy forum for consultation between policy makers and business leaders.

To carry out its mandate, the Institute may conduct the following activities:

  • Training
  • Research
  • Policy Advocacy
  • Consulting
  • Education