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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
Dr Koh Poh Koon
Dr Koh Poh Koon Senior Minister of State for Trade and Industry Learn More
Mr Chee Hong Tat
Mr Chee Hong Tat Senior Minister of State for Trade and Industry Learn More
Dr Tan Wu Meng
Dr Tan Wu Meng Senior Parliamentary Secretary for Trade and Industry Learn More
Mr Loh Khum Yean
Mr Loh Khum Yean Permanent Secretary Learn More
Mr Lee Chuan Teck
Mr Lee Chuan Teck Second P​ermanent Secretary Learn More

Organisational Structure

Organisational Structure

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Our Divisions

Our Divisions

The Amaravati Partnership Office (APO) was set up following the signing of the Memorandum of Understanding between the Government of Singapore and the Government of Andhra Pradesh (GoAP) on 15 May 2017. APO partners GoAP for the institutional and economic development of AP and supports the development of the Start Up Area in Amaravati, the new capital city.

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 ASEAN 2018 Organising Secretariat (OS) spearheads the logistical and hospitality arrangements for the ASEAN 2018 meetings in Singapore. Under the OS, there is a team of dynamic officers managing and overseeing the Conference, Security, Hospitality, Programme and Administration requirements for the successful hosting of ASEAN 2018 meetings. The ASEAN Communications and Media Management Committee (CMMC) develops and implements holistic and integrated media and marketing plans that support ASEAN 2018 objectives.

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 Corporate Communications Division is responsible for communicating MTI’s policies to external stakeholders such as the business community, industry players, and the general public. It also plays a role in the areas of public relations, media relations and marketing communications 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, such as enquiries via emails and calls, which serve as crucial links between the Ministry and the public.

The Corporate Services Division ensures the Ministry’s smooth operations by providing administrative, documentation and registry services; procurement services; facilities and infrastructure management services and infocomm support.

The Economic Security and Resilience Division identifies key security trends and related risk factors that could affect Singapore's economy. It develops policies and strategies to counter such scenarios, which could include national and civil emergencies. It works closely with national security agencies and partner agencies to ensure the key pillars of Singapore's economy are resilient against security threats.

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 Energy Division is responsible for formulating Singapore's energy policies and strategies through developing a holistic national energy policy framework, fostering the development of competitive energy markets, and promoting regional energy cooperation.

The division works closely with MTI's statutory boards as well as external agencies under the MTI-led Energy Policy Group. Working closely with the Energy Market Authority (EMA), it helps to establish policies for energy security and the liberalisation of the electricity and gas markets. It also oversees energy engagements in key multilateral forums such as Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), East Asia Summit and Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC)

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 Foreign Economic Policy Division conducts analysis on a range of trade-related issues and their impact on the economy. The division also works closely with Enterprise Singapore to assess the schemes and programmes that Singapore-based companies use when they venture overseas.

The Future Economy Programme 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 and Strategy Division drives the overall strategy and resource allocation of MTI and our Statutory Boards. Within the division, the Strategic Planning team coordinates the formulation and implementation of MTI's strategies. The Futures Group team provides foresight on trends, risks and opportunities.

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 Singapore’s manufacturing and services clusters by formulating and reviewing policies that ensure these clusters continue to add value and generate employment. It also works closely with economic development agencies like Singapore Economic Development Board, Singapore Tourism Board and Sentosa Development Corporation on industry development initiatives and policy issues.

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 Pro-Enterprise Division ensures that Singapore’s regulatory regime is pro-enterprise, and forward-looking so as to support innovation, new business models and technological adoption. This would enable businesses to be competitive and grow through innovation, productivity and internationalisation. It works closely with the Competition and Consumer Commission of Singapore, as well as various public and private sector entities, to ensure that pro-enterprise rules and policies are maintained.

The Research and Enterprise Division creates and maintains a conducive business environment for Singapore-based enterprises to start up, grow and compete globally. To this end, the division ensures that a conducive tax environment, access to financing, and the assistance of integrated multi-agency government e-services are on hand.

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.

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

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