Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy (South Korea)

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.

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
  • Sung Yun-mo, Minister of Trade, Industry and Energy
  • Yoo Myung-hee,Minister for Trade
    Cheong Seung-il, Vice Minister
Child agencies


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

Subsidiary departments and organisations of the MTIE include:

See also


  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"

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