At Rwanda country level, the Ministry of Trade and Industry (MINICOM) is the lead institution in the advocacy for removal of NTBs, together with the Ministry in charge of of EAC Affairs (MINAFFET) and the apex body of the private sector (PSF).
MINICOM has been instrumental in the development and operationalization of the National Strategy on Elimination of NTBs:
• Through bilateral engagement on a country to country basis, NTBs are being discussed and eliminated.
• MINICOM has spearheaded signing of MOUs on elimination of NTBs with Uganda (January 2012), Tanzania (October 2012) and DRC (October 2016) with specific time-bound commitments to eliminate NTBs.
• Evidence based studies have been conducted to support bilateral engagement and other advocacy efforts to address NTBs