Ministry of Trade and Industry (Singapore)

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Ministry of Trade and Industry
Ministry of Trade and Industry (Singapore) logo.png
Agency overview
Formed15 March 1979; 41 years ago (1979-03-15)
JurisdictionGovernment of Singapore
MottoA Global City of Business Excellence
Employees3,134 (2018) [1]
Annual budgetDecrease 4.40 billion (est) SGD (2019) [1]
Ministers responsible
Agency executives
  • Gabriel Lim[2], Permanent Secretary
  • Lee Chuan Teck[3], Permanent Secretary (Development)
  • Luke Goh, Deputy Secretary (Trade)
  • Lam Yi Young, Deputy Secretary (Industry)
Child agencies
Websitewww.mti.gov.sg

The Ministry of Trade and Industry (Abbreviation: MTI; Malay: Kementerian Perdagangan dan Perusahaan; Chinese: 贸工部; Tamil: வர்த்தக, தொழில் அமைச்சு) is a ministry of the Government of Singapore that directs the formulation of policies related to the development of trade and industry in Singapore.

Ministers[edit]

The Ministry is headed by the Minister for Trade and Industry. The position is currently held by Chan Chun Sing from the People's Action Party.

Minister Start of Term End of Term Political Party Ref.
Minister for Trade and Industry
Goh Chok Tong 15 March 1979 30 June 1981 PAP logo variation.svg People's Action Party [4]
Tony Tan 1 June 1981 17 February 1986
Lee Hsien Loong (acting) 18 February 1986 31 December 1986
Lee Hsien Loong 1 January 1987 6 December 1992
S. Dhanabalan 7 December 1992 31 December 1993
Yeo Cheow Tong 1 January 1994 24 January 1997
George Yeo 3 June 1997 11 August 2004
Lim Hng Kiang 12 August 2004 30 September 2015
Minister for Trade and Industry (Trade)
Lim Hng Kiang 1 October 2015 30 April 2018 PAP logo variation.svg People's Action Party [5]
Minister for Trade and Industry (Industry)
S. Iswaran 1 October 2015 30 April 2018 PAP logo variation.svg People's Action Party [5]
Minister for Trade and Industry
Chan Chun Sing 1 May 2018 Incumbent PAP logo variation.svg People's Action Party [6][7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "HEAD V :MINISTRY OF TRADE AND INDUSTRY" (PDF). Singaporebudget.gov.sg. Retrieved 2 April 2019.
  2. ^ Au-Yong, Rachel (5 March 2019). "Several ministries to get new permanent secretaries from April 1". The Straits Times. Retrieved 12 October 2020.
  3. ^ Au-Yong, Rachel (5 March 2019). "Several ministries to get new permanent secretaries from April 1". The Straits Times. Retrieved 12 October 2020.
  4. ^ "The Straits Times, 16 March 1979, Page 1". eresources.nlb.gov.sg. Retrieved 25 July 2020.
  5. ^ a b Ong, Justin (28 September 2015). "Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong announces Singapore's new Cabinet". Channel NewsAsia. Archived from the original on 21 June 2018. Retrieved 1 October 2015.
  6. ^ Yahya, Yasmine (24 April 2018). "Cabinet reshuffle: Chan Chun Sing to be sole MTI Minister; will gain economic experience". The Straits Times. Archived from the original on 2 December 2018. Retrieved 25 July 2020.
  7. ^ Mahmud, Aqil Haziq (25 July 2020). "PM Lee announces new Cabinet; 6 office holders promoted, 3 retirements". CNA. Archived from the original on 25 July 2020. Retrieved 25 July 2020.