- Ministry of Commerce of the People's Republic of China
Ministry of Commerce of the People's Republic of China 中华人民共和国商务部 Agency overview Formed 2003 Preceding agency Ministry of Foreign Trade and Economic Co-operation Jurisdiction People's Republic of China Headquarters Beijing Agency executive Chen Deming, Minister of Commerce Parent agency State Council Website http://www.mofcom.gov.cn/
The Ministry of Commerce (MOFCOM; Chinese: 商务部 Pinyin: shāngwù bù) of the People's Republic of China , formerly Ministry of Foreign Trade and Economic Co-operation (对外贸易经济合作部, MOFTEC) is an executive agency of the State Council of China. It is responsible for formulating policy on foreign trade, export and import regulations, foreign direct investments, consumer protection, market competition and negotiating bilateral and multilateral trade agreements. The current Commerce minister is Chen Deming.
In November 1949, the People's Republic of China established the Ministry of Trade (贸易部).
In August 1952, the Ministry was renamed to Ministry of Foreign Trade (对外贸易部). Ye Jizhuang was the first Minister and died in the post in 1967.
In March 1982, the Ministry of Foreign Trade was merged with the Ministry of Foreign Economic liaison (对外经济联络部), the State Import and Export Regulation Commission (国家进出口管理委员会), and the State Foreign Investment Regulation Commission (国家外国投资管理委员会), and became the Ministry of Foreign Economic Relations and Trade (对外经济贸易部).
In March 1993, the Ministry of Foreign Economic Relations and Trade was renamed to the Ministry of Foreign Trade and Economic Co-operation.
In the spring of 2003, the former Ministry of Foreign Trade and Economic Co-operation (MOFTEC) went through a reorganization and was renamed Ministry of Commerce.
The ministry also incorporates the former State Economic and Trade Commission (SETC) and the State Development Planning Commission (SDPC).
Ministry of Trade
Ministry of Foreign Trade Ministry of Foreign Economic liaison State Import and Export Regulation Commission State Foreign Investment Regulation Commission Ministry of Foreign Trade and Economic Co-operation
State Economic and Trade Commission State Development Planning Commission
Ministry of Commerce
List of Ministers
1949-1952: Ministry of Trade
- Ye Jizhuang (叶季壮).
1952-1982: Ministry of Foreign Trade
- Ye Jizhuang: 1952-1967
- Lin Yunhai (林海云): acting from September 1965 to July 1970.
1982-1993: Ministry of Foreign Economic Relations and Trade
- Chen Muhua (陈慕华): 1982 - 1985
- Zheng Tuobin (郑拓彬): 1985 - 1990
- Li Lanqing: 1990 - 1993
1993-2003: Ministry of Foreign Trade and Economic Co-operation
2003-: Ministry of Commerce
Current Ministers of MOFCOM
- Chen Deming, Minister
- Yu Guangzhou, Vice Minister
- Zhang Zhigang, Vice Minister
- An Min, Vice Minister
- Wei Jianguo, Vice Minister
- Ma Xiuhong, Ms., Vice Minister
- Liao Xiaoqi, Vice Minister
- Gao Hucheng, Vice Minister
- Xu Jingye, Vice Minister in Charge of Discipline Inspection
- Yi Xiaozhun, Vice Minister
- Chen Jian, Assistant
- Fu Ziying, Assistant Minister
- Huang Hai, Assistant Minister
The Ministry of Commerce is structured into the following departments:
Departments Foreign Economic Cooperation Fair Trade for Import and Export Market Economic Order Foreign Investment Administration Market Operation Aid to Foreign Countries Treaty and Law WTO Affairs Trade in Services Market System Specialized Commercial Reform Asian Affairs Western Asian & African Affairs American & Oceanian Affairs International Trade and Economic Affairs Taiwan, Hong Kong & Macao General Economic Affairs Foreign Trade Electromechanical Products & Science and Technology Industry Administrative / Corporate Services General Office Human Resources Policy Research Finance Injury Investigation Negotiation Office Retired Officials Committee of Communist Party Discipline Supervision & Investigation Group Bureau of Discipline Supervision
MOFCOM and the CEPA
MOFCOM's responsibility includes fostering closer partnership between the economies of the Special Administrative Regions of Hong Kong and Macau, respectively, with the economy of the rest of the People's Republic of China. To that end the Vice Minister An Min, and the previous Financial Secretary of Hong Kong, Antony Leung, concluded the Closer Economic Partnership Arrangement (CEPA). New agreements are continually negotiated between An and the current Financial Secretary John Tsang under the auspices of the CEPA. Similar agreements were also concluded between the MOFCOM and Secretariat for Economy and Finance of Macau.
- China Investment Promotion Agency CIPA
- China International Electronic Commerce Center CIECC
- Ministries of China
State Council of the People's Republic of China General Office State Council members (Cabinet)
(Plenary meeting members)
Executive meeting members Ministries and Commissions
under the State CouncilForeign Affairs · National Defense · Development and Reform · Education · Science and Technology · Ethnic Affairs · Environmental Protection · Public Security · State Security · Supervision · Civil Affairs · Justice · Finance · Human Resources and Social Security · Land and Resources · Housing and Urban-Rural Development · Railways · Transport · Industry and Information Technology · Water Resources · Agriculture · Commerce · Culture · Population and Family Planning · Health · People's Bank · National Audit Office
directly under the State Council
directly under the State CouncilGeneral Administration of Customs · State Administration of Taxation · State Administration for Industry and Commerce · General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine · State Administration of Radio, Film, and Television · General Administration of Press and Publication (National Copyright Administration) · State General Administration of Sports · National Bureau of Statistics · State Forestry Administration · State Administration of Work Safety · State Intellectual Property Office · National Tourism Administration · State Administration for Religious Affairs · Counselor's Office of the State Council · Government Offices Administration of the State Council · National Bureau of Corruption Prevention
under the State CouncilOverseas Chinese Affairs · Hong Kong and Macao Affairs · Legislative Affairs · Research
directly under the State CouncilXinhua News Agency · Academy of Sciences · Academy of Social Sciences · Academy of Engineering · Development Research Center · National School of Administration · Earthquake Administration · Meteorological Administration · Banking Regulatory Commission · Securities Regulatory Commission · Insurance Regulatory Commission · State Electricity Regulatory Commission · National Council for Social Security Fund · National Natural Science Foundation · Taiwan Affairs Office (Association for Relations Across the Taiwan Straits) · Information Office · State Archives Administration
Ministries and CommissionsState Bureau for Letters and Calls · State Administration of Grain · National Energy Administration · State Administration of Science, Technology and Industry for National Defence · State Tobacco Monopoly Administration (China National Tobacco Corporation) · State Bureau of Civil Servants · State Administration of Foreign Experts Affairs · State Oceanic Administration · Civil Aviation Administration of China · State Bureau of Surveying and Mapping · State Post Bureau · State Administration of Cultural Heritage · State Food and Drug Administration · State Administration of Traditional Chinese Medicine · State Administration of Foreign Exchange · State Administration of Coal Mine Safety · National Administration for the Protection of State Secrets · State Cryptography Administration · China National Space Administration · China Atomic Energy Authority · State Language Commission · National Nuclear Safety Administration
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