Authority  is under the State Department for Trade, Ministry of Industry, Trade and Enterprise Development.

The mandate of the Ministry is to promote Industrialization and Enterprise Development through:
Industrialization and Cooperative Policy formulation and implementation; 
Implementation of the Industrial Property Rights regime;
Private Sector Development Policy and Strategy; Quality Control including Industrial Standards development; Co-operative Savings, Credit and other Financial Services Policy and regulation and Development of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises and Buy Kenya policy.