Ministry of Commerce (Thailand)

The Ministry of Commerce (Abrv: MOC; Thai: กระทรวงพาณิชย์, RTGSKrasuang 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.

Ministry of Commerce
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Ministry Building in 2021
Ministry overview
JurisdictionGovernment of Thailand
HeadquartersMueang Nonthaburi, Nonthaburi
Annual budget6,889 million baht (FY2019)
Ministers responsible (English) (Thai)

Governance and budgetEdit

As of 2020, the Minister of Commerce is Jurin Laksanawisit. His deputy minister is Weerasak Wangsuphakijkosol.[1][2]

MOC's budget for FY2019 is 6,889 million baht. About one-third of that figure is allocated to trade promotion.[3]



  • Office of the Minister
  • Office of the Permanent Secretary

Dependent departmentsEdit

  • 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)[4]
  • Department of Internal Trade (DIT)

State enterprisesEdit

  • Public Warehouse Organization (PWO)[7]

Public organizationsEdit

  • 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

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ "Minister". Ministry of Commerce Thailand. Retrieved 26 January 2020.
  2. ^ Arunmas, Phusadee (26 January 2020). "A state official who remembers his roots". Bangkok Post. Retrieved 26 January 2020.
  3. ^ "Thailand's Budget in Brief Fiscal Year 2019". Bureau of the Budget. 20 December 2018. p. 87. Retrieved 26 January 2020.
  4. ^ "DIP". Department of Intellectual Property (DIP). Retrieved 1 May 2015.
  5. ^ "Website". Central Bureau of Weights and Measures. Retrieved 21 February 2020.
  6. ^ "History". Office of Trade Competition Commission (OTCC). Retrieved 26 January 2020.
  7. ^ "History of Public Warehouse Organization". Public Warehouse Organization (PWO). Retrieved 26 January 2020.