About MOCI

Historical Overview

  • The establishment of the Ministry of Commerce in the State of Kuwait dates back to 1963, when the Amiri Decree on the Ministerial Formation issued on January 28, 1963 AD included the decision to establish it
  • According to the Emiri Decree issued on December 5, 1965 AD, the name of the Ministry was changed to (Ministry of Trade and Industry), and it remained in this position until March 3, 1985 AD, when the jurisdiction of trade was transferred to the Ministry of Finance and the jurisdiction of industry was transferred to the Ministry of Oil
  • On August 12, 1986 AD, the Emiri Decree was issued regarding (the Ministry of Trade and Industry), in which the objectives and functions of the ministry were determined in an integrated manner
  • On July 21, 2015, Amiri Decree No. 191 of 2015 was issued regarding the organization of the Ministry of Trade and Industry, which :states
    • For the ministry to support and supervise commercial and economic activities and provide goods, materials and services. This decree repeals the previous decree issued in 1986
  • :The Emiri Decree of 15 July 2015 defined the objectives of the ministry as follows
    • "The Ministry of Commerce and Industry is responsible for supporting and supervising commercial and economic activities and providing goods, materials and services."
Functions of the Ministry of Commerce and Industry

The functions of the Ministry of Commerce and Industry as stated in the Emiri Decree issued on July 15, 2015:

Organizing aspects of internal and external commercial activity, holding local and foreign exhibitions, and participating in foreign exhibitions.

Supervising companies, shops and commercial registration works in accordance with the provisions of laws and regulations.

Developing national products and promoting and promoting Kuwaiti exports in foreign and industrial markets with Arab and foreign countries and organizations.

Work to provide the necessary goods and materials at appropriate prices and meet the country's needs for them

Awareness and supervision of consumer protection and combating commercial fraud.

Supervising trade in goods, services and handicrafts and determining the prices of some of them through studying them and making comparisons between their prices to ensure the stability of prices, especially food.

Supervising support and supply activities and taking implementation measures for these activities in accordance with the state's general policies.

Issuing and monitoring commercial licenses.

Supervising commercial agencies and import business.

Licensing in free zones is in accordance with the provisions of Law No. 26 of 1995 referred to.

Supervising the trade, manufacture and import of precious metals, their artifacts, and valuable stones.

Supervising real estate marketing activities.

Supervising and controlling insurance companies, agents, brokers, exchange institutions and real estate brokers in coordination with other competent supervisory authorities.

Following up on the implementation and activation of the international agreements to which the State of Kuwait has acceded related to global, regional and local trade, the prevention of economic and financial crimes, the fight against money laundering and the financing of terrorism.

On September 9, 1996 Emiri Decree No. 56 of 1996 was issued regarding the issuance of the Industry Law, according to which the industry sector (the Public Authority for Industry) was separated from trade to remain under the supervision of the Minister. An attempt was made to amend the organizational structure of the Ministry by Ministerial Decree No. (147/1997), and within the scope of The efforts made to follow up on modifying the ministry’s path to implement its tasks and functions as hoped to be in line with the state’s directions in revitalizing the economic situation. The organizational structure was revised, all its organizational units were modified, and the latest Ministerial Decree No. (152/2011) was issued with the new organization on (03/31/2011). The Ministry, through a set of laws and decrees that represent the general legal framework, according to which the Ministry exercises its competencies.

Honorable Ministers

Names of the ministers who held the ministerial portfolio of the Ministry of Trade and Industry:

  • Dr.. Abdullah Issa Al Salman
    Dr.. Abdullah Issa Al Salman
    Minister of Trade and Industry
    mar 2021 to Now
  • Mr. Faisal Abdulrahman Al-Medlej
    Mr. Faisal Abdulrahman Al-Medlej
    Minister of Trade and Industry
    dec 2020 to mar 2021
  • Mr. Khaled Nasser Al-Roudhan
    Mr. Khaled Nasser Al-Roudhan
    Minister of Trade and Industry
    dec 2016 to dec 2020
  • Mr. / Dr. Yousef Mohammed Al-Ali
    Mr. / Dr. Yousef Mohammed Al-Ali
    Minister of Trade and Industry
    may 2015 to nov 2016
  • Mr. / Dr. Abdul Mohsen Al Madj
    Mr. / Dr. Abdul Mohsen Al Madj
    Minister of Trade and Industry
    jan 2014 to mar 2015
  • السيد / أنس خالد الصالح
    السيد / أنس خالد الصالح
    وزير التجارة و الصناعة
    feb 2012 to jan 2014
  • السيدة / أماني بورسلي
    السيدة / أماني بورسلي
    وزيرة التجارة و الصناعة
    may 2011 to feb 2012
  • السيد / أحمد راشد الهارون
    السيد / أحمد راشد الهارون
    وزير التجارة والصناعة
    may 2009 to mar 2011
  • السيد / أحمد يعقوب باقر العبدالله
    السيد / أحمد يعقوب باقر العبدالله
    وزير التجارة والصناعة
    may 2008 to mar 2009
  • السيد/ فلاح فهد محمد الهاجري
    السيد/ فلاح فهد محمد الهاجري
    وزير التجارة والصناعة
    jul 2006 to may 2008
  • الشيخ/ علي جراح صباح المحمد الصباح
    الشيخ/ علي جراح صباح المحمد الصباح
    وزير التجارة والصناعة
    may 2006 to jul 2006
  • السيد /يوسف سيد حسن الزلزلة
    السيد /يوسف سيد حسن الزلزلة
    وزير التجارة والصناعة
    feb 2006 to may 2006
  • السيد / عبدالله عبدالرحمن الطويل
    السيد / عبدالله عبدالرحمن الطويل
    وزير التجارة والصناعة
    jul 2003 to jan 2006
  • السيد/ صلاح عبد الرضا خورشيد
    السيد/ صلاح عبد الرضا خورشيد
    وزير التجارة والصناعة
    feb 2001 to jul 2003
  • السيد/عبدالوهاب الوزان
    السيد/عبدالوهاب الوزان
    وزير التجارة و الصناعة
    jul 1999 to jan 2001
  • السيد / هشام العتيبي
    السيد / هشام العتيبي
    وزير التجارة والصناعة
    dec 1998 to jul 1999
السادة وكلاء الوزارة

أسماء السادة وكلاء وزارة التجارة والصناعة:

  • السيد/ عبدالله محمد العفاسي
    السيد/ عبدالله محمد العفاسي
    وكيل وزارة التجارة و الصناعة
    mar 2019 to feb 2021
  • د. خالد علي الفاضل
    د. خالد علي الفاضل
    وكيل وزارة التجارة و الصناعة
    jan 2018 to jan 2019
  • السيد / خالد جاسم الشمالي
    السيد / خالد جاسم الشمالي
    وكيل وزارة التجارة و الصناعة
    jan 2015 to jan 2017
  • السيد / عبدالعزيز مشعان الخالدي
    السيد / عبدالعزيز مشعان الخالدي
    وكيل وزارة التجارة و الصناعة
    jan 2015 to jan 2017
  • السيد / رشيد السيد يوسف الطبطبائي
    السيد / رشيد السيد يوسف الطبطبائي
    وكيل وزارة التجارة و الصناعة
    jan 2003 to jan 2011
  • السيد / راشد عبدالله الرومي
    السيد / راشد عبدالله الرومي
    وكيل وزارة التجارة و الصناعة
    jan 1998 to jan 2003
  • د. وليد عبدالمحسن الوهيب
    د. وليد عبدالمحسن الوهيب
    وكيل وزارة التجارة و الصناعة
    jan 1994 to jan 1998
  • السيد/ عبدالله الحمد
    السيد/ عبدالله الحمد
    وكيل وزارة التجارة و الصناعة
    jan 1975 to jan 1998
  • السيد / خالد علي الخرافي
    السيد / خالد علي الخرافي
    وكيل وزارة التجارة و الصناعة
    jan 1963 to jan 1975