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Establishments under the supervisory authority of the Ministry
HPSF: Hydrocarbons Price Stabilization Fund

Company name and legal status
The Hydrocarbons Price Stabilization Fund (HSPF), was established by Presidential Decree No. 74/458 of 10 May 1974, with the status of a public establishment with legal personality and financial autonomy. It was reorganized by presidential decree on 26 August 1998.

As such, the HSPF has legal personality and financial autonomy. It is under the authority of the Ministry in charge of prices (Ministry of Trade).
The Hydrocarbons Price Stabilization Fund (HSPF), established in 1974, worked for several years as a "light corporation". It was then under the authority of the Ministry in charge of prices, i.e. the Ministry in charge of Trade.

On 31December 1980, by Order No. 43/MINEP/SG/SAC, the structure was expanded by the establishment of the Accounting and Documentation Bureaus. In January 1988, Decree No. 88/150 established an Executive Committee. A profound reform occurred in 1998 with the reorganization of the Fund by Decree No. 98/165 of 26 August 1998, which transformed the Fund into a modern and autonomous structure governed by usual regulations for managing public establishments.

Thus, the following were set up: a flexible supervisory authority; a Board of Directors with usual authority; a general management under the authority of a Director General assisted by a Deputy Director General (the Director General of the HSPF now differs from the Price Director); and an auditor.

On 12 December 2002, under the chairmanship of Mr Louis Marie Abogo Nkono, the Board of HSPF held its 6th special session during which a new organisation chart was adopted. The organisation chart restructured the Fund into four departments, two Research Officers, eleven services, two executive assistants and nineteen bureaus. Finally the current organisation chart was adopted by the Board of Directors during the 16th special Session that took place on 13 December 2010.

The primary mission of the Hydrocarbons Price Stabilization Fund (HSPF) is to regulate hydrocarbon prices nationwide through managing partially or totally increases in prices of such products as much as it can financially.

The Fund participates in all operations aimed at controlling the national energy policy through acquiring shareholding in the fields of exploration, production, refining and distribution of hydrocarbons.

It ensures a steady hydrocarbon supply on the entire national territory by regulating stocks and prices. It also ensures arbitration necessary to maintain some healthy competition between the sector operators. It also supports consumer protection through two mechanisms: stabilization and equalization.

MIRAP: Consumer Product Supply Regulatory Authority

The Consumer Product Supply Regulatory Authority (MIRAP) was established on 1 February 2011 following a decree of the President of the Republic His Excellency Paul Biya.The new entity,under the technical supervision of theMinistry of Trade and the financial supervision of the Ministry of Finance,is a warning, consumer product procurement, importation and storage structure which aims to ensure an adequate supply to the Cameroonian market.

Following the decree of the President of the Republic,a press release from the Minister of State, Secretary General of the Presidency of the Republic, clarified that the MIRAP is a system whose role is to improve the"availability of consumer products for households. "Suffice to say the Government is very clear about the MIRAP’s duties.

Thus, on 28 February 2011,the first top officials of this structure were appointed by the President of the Republic. And on 21 March 2011,Cyprien BAMZOK NTOL was installed as the first Administrator of the MIRAP.

The Authority shall be responsible for:
- building up security stocks;

- establishing consumer product sample stores in collaboration with economic operators from all relevant sectors and joint-trade organization,;
-organising periodic markets and pubic markets. "

Thus, "the MIRAP is intended to be the instrument par excellence for promoting and developing second-generation agriculture."
Contact: Tel.:(237) 22 23 41 45


FODECC: The Cocoa and Coffee Sub Sector Development Fund

The liberalization of the cocoa and coffee sub sectors, which was announced in June 1991 by order of the Head of State, aimed to absorb the deficits accumulated over several seasons because of lower commodity prices and to protect farmers' income by a drastic reduction in marketing expenses.
The Cocoa and Coffee Sub-Sector Development Fund (FODECC) was established in March 2006 by Presidential Decree No. 2006/085 of 9 March 2006 on the organization and functioning of the Cocoa and Coffee Sub Sector Development Fund.


Cocoa and coffee play a major role in the economic development of Cameroon.To increase the efficiency of cocoa and coffee sub sectors, FODECC’s primary mission is to support the sub sectors through financing projects which aim to secure, enhance and preserve the good quality of the production of cocoa and coffee.

The missions of the FODECC include:
- equipping production sites with market infrastructure,
- supporting  capacity development for management of these infrastructure,
- organising and holding regular markets,
- promoting the consolidation of farmer organisations,
- providing support in the area of ​​financing farmer organisations for marketing seasons.
Address: BP 1510, Douala.
Phone:(+237) 33 42 41 60

NCCB: the National Cocoa and Coffee Board

The National Cocoa and Coffee Board (NCCB) was created by Decree No. 91/271 of 12 June 1991, and amended and supplemented by Decree No. 97/141 of 25 August 1997. It is an administrative public establishment with financial autonomy under the supervisory authority of the Ministry of Trade. The NCCB is a body created to ensure the control and sale of cocoa and coffee.

As the body in charge of regulating, supervising the certification of products and coordinating the cocoa and coffee sub-sectors, the NCCB is responsible for:
 - the statistical monitoring of the cocoa and coffee marketing seasons;
 - monitoring exports;
-  technical field trips to the facilities of bodies responsible for quality control, storage factories and rooms for approval;
 - defending and promoting the brand image of Cameroon origin;
 - monitoring international cocoa and coffee agreements as well as representing Cameroon in international cocoa and coffee organizations, in connection with the industry sector;
 - all studies assigned to it by the Government in the field of cocoa and coffee sub-sectors;
 - INFOSHARE Management informations system in cocoa and coffee sub sectors in Cameroon.
The National Cocoa and Coffee Board is therefore instrumental in the cocoa and coffee sub sectors in Cameroon including informational intelligence. It liaises with various sub-sector stakeholders (exporters, factory owners, freight forwarders, companies in charge of quality control, etc..) and collects information on a wide range of aspects (purchase price from the growers, market schedules , names of active exporters in the field, denouncing bad practices of some exporters, etc..).

Phone: 33 42 94 82

Ministerial Team
The Minister of Trade
Inspector No.1
Inspector No.2
The Secretary-General
Jacqueline KOA
The Inspector General
Technical Adviser No.1
Derrick Mosima JACKAI
Technical Adviser No.2
Project Planning and Statistics Division Head
Internal Trade Director
Joseph ndumbe MOTOMBY
External Trade Director
Metrology, Quality and Price Director
National Fraud Prevention and Elimination Brigade
General Affairs Director
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