MTI - Ministry
of Trade and Industry
The Ministry of Trade and Industry (MTI) is headed by a Minister who is
appointed to position by The President of Botswana from the formally elected
National Assembly. The Ministry is divided into two sections: The Internal
Trade Division, that deals with all trade and industry issues as they occur and
apply within Botswana, and the International Trade Division that deals with
Trade Negotiations and other related international trade issues.
LEA - Local Enterprise Authority
LEA is a co-ordinated and focused one-stop shop Authority that provides development and support services to the local industry needs of SMMEs, encompassing training, mentoring, business plan finalisation, market access facilitation, and facilitation of technology adaptation and adoption.
BEDIA - Botswana Export Development and Investment Authority
The Botswana Export Development and Investment Authority (BEDIA) is an autonomous private sector led organisation mandated by an act of parliament (1997) to encourage, promote and facilitate the establishment of export-oriented enterprises and selected services which will result in economic diversification, rapid economic growth and creation of sustained employment opportunities.
American Society for Testing and Materials
ASTM International (ASTM) is an international standards developing
organization that develops and publishes voluntary technical standards
for a wide range of materials, products, systems, and services.
International Trade Centre
ITC is a technical cooperation organization whose mission is to support
developing and transition economies, and particularly their business sectors,
in their efforts to realize their full potential for developing exports and
improving import operations with the ultimate goal of achieving sustainable
development. ITC deals specifically with the operational aspects of trade
promotion and export development.
- World Trade Organization
The World Trade Organization (WTO) is the only global international
organization dealing with the rules of trade between nations. At its heart are
the WTO agreements, negotiated and signed by the bulk of the world's trading
nations and ratified in their parliaments. The goal is to help producers of
goods and services, exporters, and importers conduct their business.