The Mission of the Ministry of Commerce and Trade is to encourage economic development and the improvement of the quality of life of the people of Barbados through the facilitation of commerce, entrepreneurship and the protection of consumers.
* To contribute to the economic development of Barbados through the National Council for Science and Technology, co-ordinate research and development in science and technology.
* To promote the growth and development of the commercial and business sectors, especially the small business sector.
* Through the services of the Barbados National Standards Institution, implement standards which will contribute to economic development.
* To administer specific legislation.