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Minister of Trade
The Ministry of Trade is a government ministry office of the Republic of Turkey; responsible for customs and trade related affairs in Turkey. The ministry is headed by Ruhsar Pekcan.
The ministry was founded with the Act No. 640 by merging the Prime Ministry’s Undersecretariat of Customs with some departments of the former Ministry of Industry and Trade on 8 June 2011. In the past; duties of the current ministry were carried out by the Ministry of Customs and Monopoly (1931–1983), Ministry of Finance and Customs (1983–1991) and Undersecretariat of Customs (1993–2011). The first minister of the newly established ministry became Hayati Yazıcı; who served as the undersecretary before. Between 2011 and 2018, its official name was Ministry of Customs and Trade (Turkish: Gümrük ve Ticaret Bakanlığı).