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There are altogether nine statutory boards and one government department under the Ministry’s purview. 

Who We Are

The Ministry of Trade and Industry's vision is to make Singapore a leading global city, supported by a dynamic economy with world-class and innovative enterprises and SMEs. As staff, we all do our best to facilitate the development of industry sectors with strong growth potential and fundamentals, enhance access to global markets for Singapore’s goods, services and investments, and provide a good understanding of the current state and outlook of the economy for policy formulation and refinement.

 

There are altogether nine statutory boards and one government department under the Ministry’s purview. 
Mr Chan Chun Sing
Mr Chan Chun Sing Minister for Trade and Industry Learn More
Mr S. Iswaran
Mr S. Iswaran Minister-in-charge of Trade Relations Learn More
Mr Gabriel Lim
Mr Gabriel Lim P​ermanent Secretary Learn More
Mr Lee Chuan Teck
Mr Lee Chuan Teck P​ermanent Secretary (Development) Learn More

Organisational Structure

Organisational Structure

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MTI Organisation Chart

Our Divisions

Our Divisions

The ASEAN Division formulates and reviews Singapore's foreign economic policy at the ASEAN fora, to ensure that Singapore remains economically relevant and competitive. The division's portfolio includes ASEAN integration issues and ASEAN external relations.

The Chongqing Connectivity Initiative Office plays a key role in deepening Singapore's bilateral engagement with China through the implementation of the third Government-to-Government project in Western China, the Chongqing Connectivity Initiative (CCI).

Through the promotion of Singapore companies' participation in Chongqing’s economy, the CCI seeks to create greater opportunities for Singapore companies to internationalise, leveraging Chongqing as a gateway to expand their presence in Western China.

The Communications and Engagement Division is responsible for communicating MTI’s policies to external stakeholders such as the business community, industry players, as well as the general public. The Division oversees the areas of public relations, media relations, stakeholder engagement, strategic messaging as well as marketing and digital communications for the Ministry. It works closely with the other Divisions within MTI to profile MTI’s work in developing a vibrant and dynamic Singapore economy. The Division also manages the Ministry’s website and quality service functions, which serve as crucial touchpoints between the Ministry and the public.

 

The Corporate Operations Division plays a vital role towards achieving its strategic goal of a High Performing Organisation for MTI. It establishes robust corporate policies, IT systems and formulates strategies for the organisational performance in line with MTI’s mission and vision. In addition, it is also responsible for MTI’s National Emergency preparation and peacetime crisis response plans in support of the government. These include scenario and business continuity planning and exercising of contingency plans against various national security scenarios.

The Digitalisation Office centrally drives digital transformation and digitalisation efforts across the MTI family. Broadly, this includes the formulation of a digitalisation strategy for the ministry family in line with Whole of Government directions on digitalisation, as well as the conceptualisation and implementation of a suite of digitalisation initiatives that supports MTI’s policy agenda.

The Economics Division generates research and analytical reports of Singapore and the global economies to assist policymakers in their decision making. It identifies key growth sectors in Singapore, and it assesses the impact of policy initiatives by other government agencies. Working closely with the Singapore Department of Statistics, it also provides other Ministries and our Statutory Boards with competitive benchmarking.

The Emerging Markets Division is a sub-division within the Trade Division that develops and implements policies aimed at growing Singapore's economic relations with over 130 emerging markets in Africa, Russia, Central Asia, Latin America, Middle East and South Asia.

The Enterprise Development Division oversees the development of strategies and programmes to support the growth of enterprises in Singapore. The division works closely with Enterprise Singapore, the Pro-Enterprise Panel and Trade Associations and Chambers to create a conducive and pro-enterprise environment for businesses to thrive. This includes supporting committed enterprises to develop deep capabilities, innovate and internationalise, and working with public agencies to review regulations in Singapore. The Enterprise Development Division also oversees the development of the GoBusiness portal with the Smart Nation Digital Government Office and GovTech, to support government-companies transactions including grant applications and licence applications. In addition, the division works with the Competition and Consumer Commission of Singapore to maintain and enhance overall market competitiveness, as well as to develop and enhance the consumer protection framework in Singapore.

The Finance Division promotes proper stewardship of the Ministry's resources by implementing best practices in resource management in a professional and responsive manner. It ensures timely and accurate management reports, while maintaining system integrity and strong internal controls.

The Future Economy Planning Office supports the work of the Future Economy Council (FEC), and is the secretariat to the FEC. It works together with various lead agencies to develop Industry Transformation Maps (ITMs) for their sectors. It also coordinates broader strategies that can contribute to productivity improvement, skills development, internationalisation, and technology adoption in a holistic manner.

The Futures, Strategy and Plans Division oversees strategic planning activities, from sensing and sense-making, to strategy development, work planning, strategic resourcing, and inter-agency coordination to transform Singapore’s economy.

The Human Resource Division ensures effective and efficient operations of the Ministry through organisation development and strategic manpower planning. It focuses on recruitment and retention of talent, performance management and career development of staff. It also looks after staff training and welfare.

The Industry Division supports sector development efforts across various manufacturing and services sectors in Singapore, and seeks out new growth areas for the Singapore economy. The Division works closely with economic development agencies such as the Singapore Economic Development Board, Enterprise Singapore, Singapore Tourism Board and the Sentosa Development Corporation on industry development initiatives and policy issues.

The Innovation and Research Development Division maintains a conducive environment for startups and enterprises to innovate and invest in research and development, grow and compete globally. To this end, the division ensures that access to financing, conducive research environment, startup eco-system and policies are in place.

The mission of the Internal Audit Unit is to assist the Ministry’s Audit Committee and Management in the effective discharge of their responsibilities through independent reviews to evaluate and improve the effectiveness of risk management, control, and governance processes.

The International Trade Cluster's portfolio includes: trade policy, advancing Singapore's interests at the World Trade Organization (WTO), overseeing the economic aspects of UN Climate Change Negotiations, as well as Goods, Services & Investment Policy and Negotiations.

The MTI Trade Academy was set up to develop and coordinate training on topics relating to trade and foreign economic policy for government and public officers. To do this, it works closely with MTI's divisions and statutory boards to create value by focusing on areas such as (i) trade and economic policy and (ii) industry development where MTI is uniquely placed to offer training.

The North America and Europe Division takes charge of Singapore's economic trade relations with the North America and Europe region, and draws up strategies that best engage with the individual countries.

The North East Asia Division manages Singapore’s trade relations with North East Asia, by developing and implementing strategies to engage the markets in North East Asia, including China.

The Resource Division develops policies to ensure that our industrial land resource is cost-competitive and usage-flexible. As human capital is an equally important resource in our economic strategies, the division works closely with our statutory boards in developing this resource.

Effective 1 Feb 2020, the Amaravati Partnership Office (APO) was renamed the Singapore-India Partnership Office (SIPO). SIPO will augment the ongoing efforts of the Emerging Markets division, Enterprise Singapore and other agencies. 

The Southeast Asia and Oceania Division looks at expanding Singapore's economic space in the Southeast Asia and Oceania regions.

Supply Chain Resilience Division oversees the supply chain risk and resilience of essential supplies, as well as supply chain competitiveness.  The division tracks shifts in global supply chains and works with other agencies to strengthen Singapore’s trade connectivity.

Trade Strategy and Security Division is responsible for the geo-economic portfolio and also the counterparty to other government agencies and key committees covering the range of geo- political and security spheres. The division also coordinates Singapore’s trade engagement strategy.

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