Trade Support Institutions
Table of contents
Public Sector Institutions
Private Sector Institutions

 

Public Sector Institutions

 

Name of TSI

Key function in trade/ export development

Website

1

Ministry Of Finance/ Customs & Excise Dep.

The MOF, is responsible for the collection and administration of customs duties, as well as follow up on customs revenues from Israel to the Palestinian treasury and deal with daily problems facing importers and exporters.

http://www.pmof.ps/en/

 

 

2

Ministry of Labour

Formulation and administration of labour laws and legislations, managing and monitoring the labour market.

http://www.mol.pna.ps/

 

 

 

3

Ministry of Agriculture

Implementation of state policy with regard to agricultural and rural development supports the planning, development, and organization of the whole value chain of plant and animal products, supports post-harvest handling of agricultural products and food industry.

http://www.moa.gov.ps/

 

 

 

4

Ministry of National Economy

Formulation of economic  policy, Creating a framework for private enterprise trade, and investment development, promotion and regulation of private industrial and commercial activity, including company registration, domestic and foreign investment, intellectual property rights registration and enforcement, as well as consumer protection.

http://www.mne.gov.ps/

5

Ministry of Planning

Prepare long-term plans for economical &social development, as well as manages the financing of plans and projects in coordination with donors.

http://www.mopad.pna.ps/

6

Ministry of Telecommunication and Information Technology

Formulate policy to monitor institutions involved in ICT sector

http://www.mtit.gov.ps/

7

Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics (PCBS)

Collecting, processing, and publishing official statistics, such as data on the level of imports and exports in Palestine, and the destination or source countries.

http://www.pcbs.gov.ps/default.aspx

8

Palestinian Investment Promotion Agency (PIPA)

PIPA is responsible for Trade promotion, by helping Palestinian companies establish partnerships with international companies, and helping international investors obtain necessary permits and approvals to launch, operate, and expand their projects

http://www.pipa.gov.ps/

9

Ministry of Environment

Ministry of Environment is responsible for setting environmental policies and standards.

http://www.mena.gov.ps

10

Palestine Standards Institution- PSI

PSI is considered the sole body responsible for issuing Palestinian standards, by providing accreditation for labs, granting the quality mark for products, and Signing cooperation and mutual recognition agreement with other countries to facilitate trade.

http://www.psi.pna.ps/ar/index.php?p=home

11

Ministry of Local Government (MOLG)

Formulating and regulating all policies, laws, and bylaws relating to local government, provide regulations such as licensing, zoning, and planning, coordinating with other ministries.

http://www.molg.pna.ps/

12

Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities (MOTA)

Promoting national and external investment, Regulating and controlling the work of institutions and tourist facilities, developing, marketing and promoting tourism products in global markets.

http://www.mota.ps/en/?p=48

13

Ministry of Women's Affairs (MOWA)

Gender mainstreaming, the empowerment of women, and alleviation of severe living conditions of the Palestinian women. 

http://www.mowa.pna.ps/

14

Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Implementation of Palestinian foreign policy, Promoting and coordinating cooperation with other countries in the areas of policy, economy, education, culture, science and technology and others. Encourage, attract, and facilitate Palestinian capital abroad to engage in building the Palestinian economy.

http://www.mofa.pna.ps/

 

Private Sector Institutions

 

Name of TSI

Key function in trade/ export development

Website

1

Palestine Federation of Industries

PFI facilitates industrial development as the basis for economic performance.

http://www.pfi.ps/ar-sa/

2

Palestine Trade Centre- Paltrade

Improving trade competitiveness through trade promotion and capacity building, as well as the provision of trade information

http://www.paltrade.org

3

Federation of Palestinian Chamber of Commerce, Industry and Agriculture (FPCCIA)

FPCCIA is involved in the Private Sector Coordination Council, through this platform the federation is involved in advocating the interest of the private sector during the process of laws formulation and during the formulation of national strategies that relates to the private sector directly or indirectly.

http://www.pal-chambers.org/ar-sa/

4

Palestinian Businessmen Association (PBA)

Promote and protect the interests of its members, by being a lobbying body influencing economical legislation and advocacy issues.

http://www.pba.ps/

5

Palestinian Shippers’ Council

Provides exporters and importers with information regarding logistical (import/export) procedures, custom procedures, as well as legal and technical assistance.

http://www.psc.ps/

6

Palestine Information Technology Association

Promoting the Palestinian ICT sector locally and internationally through facilitating access to markets for the benefit of PITA members, capacity building for ICT personnel, coordinate and cooperate with the MTIT in the drafting of new laws and regulations.

http://www.pita.ps/

7

Business Women Forum

Gender aspects, such as the empowerment of women, and Increasing Women-Owned Businesses’, through building capacity and lobbying for better women rights.

http://www.bwf.ps/index.php/en/

8

Arab Hotel Association

Represents the Palestinian member hotels, and support them by strengthening and supporting public policies, developing the capacity and services of hotels, and developing appropriate marketing policies.

http://www.palestinehotels.com/

9

Palestine Economic Policy Research Institute (MAS)

Provides trade information and studies, such as socioeconomic policy research.

http://www.mas.ps/