Ministry of Commerce (Thailand)

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Kingdom of Thailand
Ministry of Commerce
"The Seal of Vessavaṇa" by Prince Narisara Nuvadtivongs
Ministry overview
Formed 1892
Jurisdiction Government of Thailand
Headquarters 44/100 Nonthaburi 1 Road, Amphoe Muang, Nonthaburi 11000 Thailand
Annual budget 5,728.6 million baht (2007)
Ministers responsible
  • Mrs Apiradi Tantraporn, Minister of Commerce
  • Mr Suvit Maesincee, Deputy Minister

The Ministry of Commerce of the Kingdom of Thailand (Thai: กระทรวงพาณิชย์; rtgsKrasuang Phanit; Abrv: 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 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. The current minister is Mrs Apiradi Tantraporn.[1]



  • Office of the Minister
  • Office of the Permanent Secretary

Dependent departments

  • Department of Trade Negotiations
  • Department of Business Development
  • Department of International Trade Promotion (DITP), providing network of five offices in Thailand and 61 offices world-wide (Thai Trade Centers).
  • Department of Foreign Trade
  • Office of Insurance Commission
  • Department of Intellectual Property (DIP)[2]
  • Department of Internal Trade (DIT)

State enterprises

  • Public Warehouse Organization

Public organizations

  • The Gem and Jewelry Institute of Thailand (Public Organization)
  • The Support Arts and Crafts International Centre of Thailand (Public Organization)

See also


  1. "Minister". Ministry of Commerce Thailand. Retrieved 26 Apr 2015.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  2. "DIP". Department of Intellectual Property (DIP). Retrieved 1 May 2015.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>

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