Industrial Development Policy

Industries play a vital role in the economy, as they contribute significantly to a nation’s prosperity. Governments can harness their industrial capacities to generate tax revenues that can be effectively managed for the overall economic well-being of a country. Western countries, with their advanced industries, currently hold a leading position in global economic and political affairs.


In the aftermath of the collapse of Somalia’s central government, the country found itself without large industries that could drive its economic growth. While there are smaller industries established by businesspersons, their production capacity is insufficient and limited in geographical reach. Moreover, Somalia lacks integrated policies or plans to guide industrial development within the country.


Therefore, in order to accelerate the development and competitiveness of industries in Somalia, it is crucial to prioritize economic growth and production by implementing a well-defined industrialization policy. The Ministry of Commerce and Industries of FGS has been actively involved in formulating and finalizing Somalia’s Industries Policy, which is finally approved by the Somali Cabinet Minister of the Federal Government of Somalia.


The primary objective of Somalia’s Industries Policy is to promote competition, strengthen production, create job opportunities, and lead the Somali people toward prosperity. It aims to safeguard domestic production from formidable competition originating from outside the country. Additionally, the policy seeks to reform and improve all laws and regulations related to production, industrialization, investment, and both domestic and international marketing.


Somalia’s Industries Policy also aims to encourage investment in productive sectors, boost exports, and generate employment opportunities to uplift the nation’s economy. It will lay the foundation for an industrial resurgence across the entire country. This policy holds immense significance for Somalia’s overall economy and business landscape. It has undergone various stages of development, incorporating consultations with businesspersons, industrial owners, experts, and scholars specialized in industrial development.

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