A Commerce minister (sometimes business minister, industry minister, trade minister or international trade minister) is a position in many governments that is responsible for regulating external trade and promoting economic growth (commercial policy). In many countries, this role is separate from a finance minister, who has more budgetary responsibilities.
Notable examples are:
Afghanistan: Minister of Commerce and Industries (Afghanistan) Australia: Minister for Trade Bangladesh: Bangladesh Commerce Minister Brazil: Ministry of Development, Industry and Foreign Trade (Brazil) Brunei: Ministry of Finance and Economy Cambodia: Ministry of Commerce (Cambodia) Canada: Minister of International Trade China: Minister of Commerce (People's Republic of China) Denmark: Ministry of Economic and Business Affairs Dominican Republic: Ministry of Industry and Commerce : Commissioner for Trade France:Minister of Commerce (France) Germany: Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy Hong Kong: Secretary for Commerce and Economic Development Iceland: Minister of Commerce (Iceland) India: Minister of Commerce and Industry Indonesia: Minister of Trade Ireland: Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade Iraq: Minister of Trade Israel: Industry, Trade and Labour Minister of Israel Italy: Minister of Economy and Finance Japan: Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry Lithuania: Ministry of Economy North Macedonia: Ministry of Economy Malaysia: Ministry of International Trade and Industry Netherlands: Minister of Economic Affairs, Agriculture and Innovation North Korea: Minister of Commerce Peru: Ministry of Foreign Commerce and Tourism Philippines: Department of Trade and Industry Romania: Minister of Economy, Commerce and Business Environment (Romania) South Africa: Minister of Trade and Industry Tonga: Minister for Labour, Commerce and Industries (Tonga) Soviet Union: Ministry of Commerce of the USSR Switzerland: Federal Department of Economic Affairs Thailand: Ministry of Commerce United Kingdom: Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills United States: Secretary of Commerce Vietnam: Minister of Industry and Trade
- "Chiefs of State and Cabinet Members of Foreign Governments: Korea, North - NDE". Central Intelligence Agency. 19 January 2017. Retrieved 8 May 2018.
- Ministry of Commerce
- Industry minister