Ministry of Economic Affairs (Taiwan)

Ministry of Economic Affairs
Agency overview
Formed June 1931 (as National Economic Council)
December 1937 (as MOEA)[1]
Jurisdiction Republic of China (Taiwan)
Headquarters Zhongzheng, Taipei
Ministers responsible
Parent agency Executive Yuan

The Ministry of Economic Affairs of the Republic of China (MOEA; Chinese: 中華民國經濟部; pinyin: Zhōnghuá Mínguó Jīngjìbù) is the ministry of the Republic of China (Taiwan) responsible for formulating policy and laws for industry and trade, foreign direct investment, energy, minerals, measurement standards, intellectual property, state-owned enterprises. The ministry is a cabinet level government agency of the Executive Yuan.

The executive agency promotes industrial and economic policies which allows economic activity and growth, increased employment and investments in sector which are critical to Taiwan's economy. Taiwan's main exports are electronics, computers, telecommunications equipment, industrial design services and creative industries/culture.[2]


MOEA was initially established in June 1931 as National Economic Council by the Executive Yuan. In December 1931, the council was merged with other organizations to create the Ministry of Basic Industries. In December 1937, the ministry was reorganized as the Ministry of Economic Affairs. The MOEA continued to function in Taiwan since 1949 after the Kuomintang was defeated on the mainland during the Chinese Civil War.


The Ministry of Economic Affairs is very important in the management of Taiwan's economy. It manages a number of statutory bodies and state owned enterprises.[3]

Staff units

The internal structure of the MOEA:

  • Department of Mines
  • Department of Commerce
  • Department of International Cooperation
  • Department of Investment Services
  • Department of Industrial Technology
  • Department of Statistics
  • Central Region Office
  • Southern Taiwan Joint Services Center
  • Office of Trade Negotiations

Administrative agencies

The Ministry of Economic Affairs is responsible for the entire Taiwanese economy. It has a number of statutory administrative agencies reporting under it. They are:

National corporations

The Ministry of Economic Affairs have a number of state owned enterprises reporting to it. They are:

Overseas offices

CountryCityName of office
 CanadaOttawaOttawa Economic Division, Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in Canada
 ColombiaBogotaBogota, D.C. Division Economica, Oficina Comercial de Taipei, Bogota, D.C., Republica de Colombia
  SwitzerlandBernBern Economic Division, Delegation Culturelle et Economique de Taipei
 United StatesWashington, D.C.Washington, D.C. Economic Division, Taipei Economic and Cultural Representative Office in the United States

List of ministers

† Died in office.


The MOEA building is accessible by walking distance West of Guting Station of the Taipei Metro on the Orange Line.[4]

See also


  1. "Ministry of Economic Affairs,R.O.C. - History". 2013-08-13. Retrieved 2014-05-07.
  2. Archived August 13, 2007, at the Wayback Machine.
  3. "Ministry of Economic Affairs,R.O.C. - Organization". 2013-08-13. Retrieved 2014-05-07.
  4. "經濟部 - Google Maps". 1970-01-01. Retrieved 2014-05-07.
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