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KPDNHEP formulates policies, strategies and reviews matters pertaining to the development of the domestic trade i.e. Distributive Trade and Consumerism Sectors.

Scope of Work for the Ministry :

Domestic Trade

  • Develops business opportunities and socio-economic standing of the Malaysian citizen through the profiles of wholesalers and retailers, co-operatives, franchise, direct-selling, hawkers and petty traders as well as downstream sectors of petroleum;
  • Determines and monitors prices of essential goods;
  • Controls and monitors the sales and distributions of essential goods, petroleum and petrochemical products and direct-selling trade;
  • Implements the regulation on metric weights and measures;
  • Regulates matters pertaining to companies and businesses based on the related acts;
  • Encourage good corporate governance practices; and
  • Develops and administers the intellectual property protection system.

Consumerism

  • Carries out consumer education programmes.
  • Enhances programmes on consumer awareness and consumer protection.
  • Encourages and assists consumer movements.