Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy (South Korea)

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Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy
Republic of Korea
Saneop Tongsang Jawonbu
Agency overview
FormedFebruary 29, 2008
(Ministry of Commerce, 1948)
Preceding agencies
  • Ministry of Commerce, Industry and Energy
  • Ministry of Knowledge Economy
  • Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade (Trade affairs only)
JurisdictionSouth Korean government
HeadquartersSejong City, South Korea
Ministers responsible
Child agencies
Headquarters in Sejong City

The Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy (MOTIE) is a branch of the South Korean government. It is concerned with regulating some economic policy, especially with regard to the industrial and energy sectors. The ministry also works to encourage foreign investment in Korea. The current minister is Sung Yun-mo.


The headquarters are located in the Sejong Regional Government Complex in Sejong City.[1] The headquarters were formerly located in the Gwacheon Government Complex in Gwacheon, Gyeonggi Province.[2]

The ministry began in 1948 as the Ministry of Commerce in the First Republic. In 1993 it was merged with the Ministry of Energy, established in 1977. It became the Ministry of Knowledge Economy in 2008, and the Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy in 2013.

Subsidiary sections[edit]

Subsidiary departments and organisations of the MTIE include:



  • Policy Advisor to the Minister
  • Director General for Audit and Inspection


Minister for Trade[edit]

  • Deputy Minister for Trade

Bureau of Trade Policy[edit]

Bureau of Trade Cooperation[edit]

Office of FTA Negotiations[edit]

  • Director General for FTA Policy
  • Director General for FTA Negotiations
  • East Asia FTA Bureau

Office of International Trade and Legal Affairs[edit]

  • Director General for International Trade Affairs
  • Director General for Trade Legal Affairs and Public Relations

Office of International Trade and Investment[edit]

  • Director General for International Trade Policy
  • Director General for Cross-Border Investment Policy
  • Director General for Domestic Policy on Trade
  • Director General for Trade Controls Policy

Vice Minister[edit]

Office of Planning and Coordination[edit]

  • Director General for Policy Coordination
  • Director General for Emergency and Security Planning

Office of Industrial Policy[edit]

  • Director General for Industrial Policy
  • Director General for Materials and Components Industries
  • Director General for Manufacturing Industry

Office of Industry and Enterprise Innovation[edit]

  • Director General for Industrial Technology Convergence Policy
  • Director General for Regional Economic Policy
  • Director General for Middle Market Enterprise Policy

Office of Energy and Resources[edit]

  • Director General for Energy Innovation Policy
  • Director General for Resources Industry Policy
  • Director General for Nuclear Power Policy
  • New and Renewable Energy Policy Bureau

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Location." (Archive) Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy. Retrieved on January 1, 2014. "Addresss : 402 Hannuri-daero, Sejong-si, 339-012, Republic of Korea"
  2. ^ "Location." () Ministry of Knowledge Economy. Retrieved on January 1, 2013. "Address Ministry of Knowledge Economy, 88, Gwanmoonro, Gwacheon-si, Gyeonggi-do, Republic of Korea"
  3. ^ [1]

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