This Division is mainly responsible for granting of all Trading/ Business/Professional licenses. The Trade officers receive applications for these licenses and process them for approval. They do the necessary consultations with other agencies/consulting bodies where required.
For those licenses requiring inspection of premises such as licenses which fall under the category of Accommodation, Entertainment & Catering the Trade officers process the applications through the Inspectorate & Enforcement Division and await the completion of inspections and recommendations of the Inspecting bodies before obtaining the approval for the licenses and then issuing the licenses. Presently most licenses are approved by the Chief Executive Officer under delegated authority of the Board.