Declaration of Policy – The Bangsamoro Government recognizes the private sector as prime mover of trade, investments, and industry. To achieve social justice, it shall encourage and support the building of entrepreneurial capability in the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region and shall recognize, promote, protect, and support investments therein. It shall promote tourism as a major socio-economic activity respecting, upholding, and maintaining diverse cultural heritage and the moral and spiritual values of the people in the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region. The Bangsamoro Government, through the Ministry of Trade, Investments, and Tourism shall promote an environment conducive to the development and growth of vibrant regional enterprises engaged in poverty reduction, economic, and social development pursuant to Section 27 Article XIII of the Bangsamoro Organic Law.
Mandate. – The Ministry of Trade, Investments and Tourism(MTIT) is the primary government agency mandated to implement laws, programs and projects on trade, investments, and tourism. Towards this end, it shall promote and develop an industrialization program effectively controlled by inhabitants of the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region and shall act as catalyst for intensified private sector activity in order to accelerate and sustain economic growth through:
(a) Comprehensive industrial growth strategy;
(b) Progressive and socially responsible liberalization program; and
(c) Policies designed for the expansion and diversification of trade.
Vision – “Everyone enjoys the benefits of inclusive and resilient economic development propelled by sustainable trade, investments, and tourism in the Bangsamoro.”
Mission – “To develop and promote industrialization effectively controlled by the region’s inhabitants and acts as catalyst for intensified private sector activity in order to accelerate and sustain economic growth.”
Function – The Bangsamoro Autonomy Act (BAA) No. 13 or the Bangsamoro Administrative Code elaborates on the nature of MTIT as the primary government agency mandated to implement laws, programs and projects on trade, investments, and tourism.
It has three (3) bureaus (Trade and Industry or BTI, Investments or BOI, and Tourism or BOT) and two (2) attached agencies: the Bangsamoro Economic Zone Authority (BEZA) and Polloc Freeport Eco-Zone (PFEZ)