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The Ministry of Economic Affairs, Agriculture & Innovation (Netherlands) is a Dutch ministry with as head the Dutch Minister of Economic Affairs, currently Maxime Verhagen (also Deputy Prime Minister). He is aided by a state secretary Henk Bleker.
The mission of the Ministry is to "promote sustainable economic growth in the Netherlands." It focuses on the key areas of "Knowledge economy and innovation," "Competition and dynamic" and "Room to do business."
The political responsible of the ministry is in hands of the Minister of Economic Affairs, Agriculture and Innovation who is part of the Dutch Cabinet. A State Secretary is at the Minister's side, internationally called the Minister for Foreign Trade and Agriculture.
The Ministry of Economic Affairs, Agriculture & Innovation (Netherlands) has also a civil service department, led by the Secretary-General and Deputy Secretary-General. The former Ministry of Economic Affairs consists of four Directorates-General: Foreign Economic Relations, Economic Policy, Energy and Telecom, and Enterprise and Innovation. There are also some support departments. The former Ministry of Agriculture, Nature and Food Quality has a somewhat different structure. The structure of the new Ministry of Economic Affairs, Agriculture and Innovation is yet to be determined.
Two Independent Administrative Agencies which are independently ran are also part of the Ministry: Statistics Netherlands and the Independent Post and Telecommunications Agency. Eight agencies of the Ministry are:
- Radiocommunications Agency Netherlands
- Patent Centre Netherlands
- State Supervision of Mines
- Consumer Protection Authority
- Netherlands Competition Authority
- Netherlands Patent Office (Octrooicentrum Nederland), an agency of the Dutch Ministry of Economic Affairs
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