Ministry of Commerce (Thailand)
The Ministry of Commerce (Abrv: MOC; Thai: กระทรวงพาณิชย์, 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.
|Jurisdiction||Government of Thailand|
|Annual budget||6,889 million baht (FY2019)|
Governance and budgetEdit
- 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
- Department of Intellectual Property (DIP)
- Department of Internal Trade (DIT)
- Central Bureau of Weights and Measures (CBWM)
Independent administrative organizationEdit
- 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
- "Minister". Ministry of Commerce Thailand. Retrieved 26 January 2020.
- Arunmas, Phusadee (26 January 2020). "A state official who remembers his roots". Bangkok Post. Retrieved 26 January 2020.
- "Thailand's Budget in Brief Fiscal Year 2019". Bureau of the Budget. 20 December 2018. p. 87. Retrieved 26 January 2020.
- "DIP". Department of Intellectual Property (DIP). Retrieved 1 May 2015.
- "Website". Central Bureau of Weights and Measures. Retrieved 21 February 2020.
- "History". Office of Trade Competition Commission (OTCC). Retrieved 26 January 2020.
- "History of Public Warehouse Organization". Public Warehouse Organization (PWO). Retrieved 26 January 2020.