The title may refer to the head of the governmental department that specializes in industry. This position may also be responsible for trade and employment, areas that fall under the ministries of commerce and labour in some governments. Depending on the country, the industry minister may have a wide range of responsibilities that could include making decisions regarding utilities and electricity production, presiding over business mergers, and lobbying corporations to build facilities in his or her respective country.
In the United States, industry is the responsibility of the Secretary of Commerce, with an Under Secretary of Commerce for Industry and Security specifically tasked with executing policy regarding industry. In the United Kingdom, the minister of industry is called the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, and bears the secondary title President of the Board of Trade.
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Australia: Minister for Industry Azerbaijan: Minister of Economy Brazil: Ministry of Development, Industry and Foreign Trade (Brazil) Canada: Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development People's Republic of China: Minister of Industry and Information Technology Hong Kong: Secretary for Commerce and Industry Colombia: Minister of Commerce, Industry and Tourism Czech Republic: Ministry of Industry and Trade Egypt: Minister of Industry and Foreign Trade European Union: European Commissioner for Industry and Entrepreneurship France: Minister of the Economy, Industry and Employment Ghana: Minister for Trade and Industry Iceland: Minister of Industry, Energy, and Tourism India: Minister of Commerce and Industry Indonesia: Minister of Industry Iran: Minister of Industries and Mines Iraq: Minister of Industry Ireland: Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation Italy: Minister of Economic Development Israel: Industry, Trade and Labour Minister Japan: Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry Laos: Minister of Industry and Commerce Malaysia: Ministry of International Trade and Industry Isle of Man: Minister of Trade and Industry New Zealand: Minister for Economic Development Norway: Minister of Trade and Industry Pakistan: Minister of Industry Russia: Minister of Industry Singapore: Minister of Trade and Industry South Korea: Minister of Commerce, Industry and Energy Spain: Minister of Industry, Trade, and Tourism Sweden: Minister of Industry Syria: Minister of Industry Tanzania: Minister of Industry and Trade Thailand: Minister of Industry Turkey: Minister of Industry and Commerce United Kingdom: Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills United States: Secretary of Commerce Vietnam: Minister of Industry and Trade Zimbabwe: Minister of Industry and Commerce
Notes and references
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- Richard Welsch (February 9, 2011). "Canada industry minister mulling whether to review LSE/TMX deal". Fox Business Network. Retrieved June 23, 2011.
- "Industry minister woos Hyundai". The Nation. March 8, 2011. Archived from the original on May 25, 2015. Retrieved June 23, 2011.
- "Christine Lagarde named IMF chief". BBC News. June 18, 2011. Retrieved July 9, 2011.