Ministry of Commerce (Thailand)
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Ministry of Commerce Thailand
The Ministry of Commerce (Abrv: MOC; Thai: , RTGS: Krasuang Phanit) is a cabinet ministry in the government of Thailand. The Minister of Commerce is a member of the Cabinet of Thailand. The ministry is responsible for trade, prices of important agricultural goods, consumer protection, entrepreneurship, insurance, intellectual property protection, exports, and representing Thailand at the World Trade Organization. The ministry was founded in 1892 by King Chulalongkorn (Rama V), by separating the ministry from the Ministry of Agriculture and Cooperatives. The ministry moved to its present premises in Nonthaburi in 1989.
Governance and budget
As of 2020
, the Minister of Commerce is Jurin Laksanawisit. His deputy minister is Weerasak Wangsuphakijkosol.
MOC's budget for FY2019 is 6,889 million baht. About one-third of that figure is allocated to trade promotion.
- Office of the Minister
- Office of the Permanent Secretary
- Department of Trade Negotiations
- Department of Business Development
- Department of International Trade Promotion (DITP): Five offices in Thailand and 61 Thai Trade Centers abroad.
- Department of Foreign Trade (DFT)
- Department of Intellectual Property (DIP)
- Department of Internal Trade (DIT)
- Central Bureau of Weights and Measures (CBWM)
Independent administrative organization
- Office of Trade Competition Commission (OTCC)
- Public Warehouse Organization (PWO)
- The Gem and Jewelry Institute of Thailand (Public Organization)
- The Support Arts and Crafts International Centre of Thailand (Public Organization)
- International Institute for Trade and Development