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The Ministry of Commerce of the Kingdom of Thailand
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MOC) is a Cabinet ministry in the Government of Thailand
. The head of the ministry is called the Minister of Commerce, he is a member of the Cabinet of Thailand
. The Ministry is in charge of trade, prices of important agricultural goods, consumer protection, entrepreneurship, Insurance, Intellectual property protection, exports and representing Thailand
Thailand , officially the Kingdom of Thailand , formerly known as Siam , is a country located at the centre of the Indochina peninsula and Southeast Asia. It is bordered to the north by Burma and Laos, to the east by Laos and Cambodia, to the south by the Gulf of Thailand and Malaysia, and to the...
at the World Trade Organization
The World Trade Organization is an organization that intends to supervise and liberalize international trade. The organization officially commenced on January 1, 1995 under the Marrakech Agreement, replacing the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade , which commenced in 1948...
. The Ministry was founded in 1892 by King Chulalongkorn
Phra Bat Somdet Phra Poramintharamaha Chulalongkorn Phra Chunla Chom Klao Chao Yu Hua , or Rama V was the fifth monarch of Siam under the House of Chakri. He was known to the Siamese of his time as Phra Phuttha Chao Luang . He is considered one of the greatest kings of Siam...
(Rama V), by separating the ministry from the Ministry of Agriculture and Cooperatives
The Ministry of Agriculture and Cooperatives of the Kingdom of Thailand is a Cabinet ministry in the Government of Thailand. The Ministry is one of the oldest ministry in the government, tracing back its existence since the 14th century...
. The Ministry moved to its present premises in Nonthaburi
Nonthaburi is one of the central provinces of Thailand. Neighboring provinces are Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya, Pathum Thani, Bangkok and Nakhon Pathom....
in 1989. The current Ministers are: Pornthiva Nakasai as Minister of State and Alongkorn Pollabutr as Deputy Minister.
- Department of Trade Negotiations
- Department of Business Development
- Department of Export Promotion (DEP), providing network of 5 offices in Thailand and 61 offices world-wide (Thai Trade Centers).
- Department of Foreign Trade
- Office of Insurance Commission
- Department of Intellectual Property
- Department of Internal Trade (DIT)
- The Gem and Jewelry Institute of Thailand (Public Organization)
- The Support Arts and Crafts International Centre of Thailand (Public Organization)
- Economy of Thailand
The economy of Thailand is a newly industrialized economy. It is a heavily export-dependent economy, with exports accounting for more than two thirds of gross domestic product ....
- Foreign Business Act of 1999 (Thailand)
The Foreign Business Act was a law enacted by the Chuan Leekpai-controlled National Legislative Assembly of Thailand in 1999 that limited foreign ownership of certain Thai industries. Its predecessor was the Alien Business Act of 1972, enacted by a military junta...
- Cabinet of Thailand
- List of Government Ministers of Thailand
- Government of Thailand