Krasuang Phanit (กระทรวงพาณิชย์)
Thai. ‘Ministry of Commerce’.
responsible for trade and entrepreneurship, and the support and
promotion thereof, representing Thailand at the World Trade
Organization, including trade negotiations, business development,
domestic and foreign trade, exports, as well as insurance, consumer
and intellectual property protection, etc. The ministry was founded
in 1920 in the reign of King
and was formerly housed in a renaissance building (fig.)
south of the
Grand Palace (fig.)
Wat Poh (fig.),
but in 1989 was moved to
while the former Italian style accommodation was renovated to house
of the ministry was designed by Prince
and has the depiction of a dancing
architect of Universe and the presiding
deity of all craftsmen and architects (fig.),
on top of a
pedestal and surrounded
by kranok motifs.
Also transliterated Krasuang Phanich.
See also POSTAGE STAMP.