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Ministry of Economic Affairs (Taiwan)

Ministry of Economic Affairs

Agency overview
Formed June 1931 (as National Economic Council)
December 1937 (as MOEA)[1]
Jurisdiction  Republic of China
Headquarters Zhongzheng, Taipei
Minister responsible John Deng, Minister
Cho Shih-chao, Shen Jong-chin, Vice Ministers
Parent agency Executive Yuan

The Ministry of Economic Affairs of the Republic of China (MOEA; Chinese: 中華民國經濟部; pinyin: Zhōnghuá Mínguó Jīngjìbù) is the ministry of the Republic of China responsible for formulating policy and laws for industry and trade, foreign direct investment, energy, minerals, measurement standards, intellectual property, state-owned enterprises in Taiwan. The ministry is a cabinet level government agency of the Executive Yuan. The current minister is Chang Chia-juch.[2]

The executive agency promotes industrial and economic policies which allows economic activity and growth, increased employment and investments in sector which are critical to Taiwan's economy. Taiwan's main exports are electronics, computers, telecommunications equipment, industrial design services and creative industries/culture.[3]


  • History 1
  • Structure 2
    • Staff units 2.1
    • Administrative agencies 2.2
    • National corporations 2.3
    • Overseas offices 2.4
  • List of ministers 3
  • Transportation 4
  • See also 5
  • References 6
  • External links 7


MOEA was initially established in June 1931 as National Economic Council by the Executive Yuan. In December 1931, the council was merged with other organizations to create the Ministry of Basic Industries. In December 1937, the ministry was reorganized as the Ministry of Economic Affairs.


Department of Commerce

The Ministry of Economic Affairs is very important in the management of Taiwan's economy. It manages a number of statutory bodies and state owned enterprises.[4]

Staff units

The internal structure of the MOEA:

  • Department of Mines
  • Department of Commerce
  • International Cooperation Department
  • Department of Investment Services
  • Department of Industrial Technology
  • Department of Statistics
  • Central Region Office
  • Southern Taiwan Joint Services Center
  • Office of Trade Negotiations

Administrative agencies

The Ministry of Economic Affairs is responsible for the entire Taiwanese economy. It has a number of statutory administrative agencies reporting under it. They are:

National corporations

The Ministry of Economic Affairs have a number of state owned enterprises reporting to it. They are:

Overseas offices

Country City Name of office
 Canada Ottawa Ottawa Economic Division, Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in Canada
 Colombia Bogota Bogota, D.C. Division Economica, Oficina Comercial de Taipei, Bogota, D.C., Republica de Colombia
  Switzerland Bern Bern Economic Division, Delegation Culturelle et Economique de Taipei
 United States Washington, D.C. Washington, D.C. Economic Division, Taipei Economic and Cultural Representative Office in the United States

List of ministers

† Died in office.


The MOEA building is accessible by walking distance West of Guting Station of the Taipei Metro on the Orange Line.[5]

See also


  1. ^ "Ministry of Economic Affairs,R.O.C. - History". 2013-08-13. Retrieved 2014-05-07. 
  2. ^ [1]
  3. ^ [2]
  4. ^ "Ministry of Economic Affairs,R.O.C. - Organization". 2013-08-13. Retrieved 2014-05-07. 
  5. ^ "經濟部 - Google Maps". 1970-01-01. Retrieved 2014-05-07. 

External links

  • Ministry of Economic Affairs, Taiwan (Chinese (Taiwan))
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