The Coffee Industry Corporation Limited whilst it is a company registered under the Companies Act of Papua New Guinea is at the same time vested with statutory functions and powers relating to the control and regulation of the coffee industry in the country. These functions and powers are implemented by the Industry Regulations section of the CIC and aims to maintain premium quality of PNG Coffee.
The CIC Ltd under the Act states that coffee is not to be exported directly except by the CIC. It however legislates and issues licenses out to private companies to be coffee dealers. Coffee dealers are licensed using a set of Standing Policy Guidelines. The Industry Regulations section manages and enforces Regulatory Functions of the industry in order for the dealers to operate within the standing policy requirements for a sustainable coffee industry.
The regulatory and compliance function is comprised of three key units including inspections and licensing, export and quality controls.