Commerce Ministry to Cut Red Tape

The Ministry of Commerce said it will form working groups to streamline licensing for trade to make it swifter, simpler and less expensive. The announcement follows a survey into ministerial work processes by the Public Service Performance Appraisal Taskforce.

The ministry said it would cut steps required to issue trade licenses, reduce the number of documents required, and cancel some payments. It is also planning to provide a one-stop service for processing export and import licenses. It also said it would tackle corruption by reducing direct contact between its officials and traders.