Aug 26, 2016|News

Signing of Annual Performance Agreement for 2016-2017



Hon’ble Minister, Ministry of Economic Affairs signed Annual Performance Agreements for the fiscal year 2016-17 with the Secretary on 26 August, 2016. Lyonpo also witnessed the signing of the Annual Performance Agreements between the Secretary and Heads of the Department and Division. 

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Aug 25, 2016|News

Press Release on First Joint Trade Committee (JTC) Meeting between Bhutan and Thailand.


A high-level trade delegation from the Kingdom of Thailand was  in Bhutan to attend the First Joint Trade Committee (JTC) Meeting between Bhutan and Thailand. The meeting was held from 24-25 August 2016 in Thimphu.


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Aug 19, 2016|News

IPD upgraded to a Department


19 August 2016, Thimphu: In pursuant to the approval accorded by Lhengye Zhungtshog during its 107th meeting held on 28 June 2016, the Intellectual Property Division, Ministry of Economic Affairs is formally upgraded to a Department. The Department of Intellectual Property will comprise of two divisions; (a) Division for Industrial Property under which it will have Registries for Patent, Trademark, Industrial Designs and Geographical Indication, and (b) Division for Copyright under which it will have Units for Voluntary Copyright Registration and Public Outreach. The Legal and ICT Units

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Aug 01, 2016|News



The Minister for Economic Affairs- H.E Tengye Lyonpo Lekey Dorji led an official delegation to attend the 14th Session of United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD XIV) from 17th to 22nd July 2016 in Nairobi, Kenya. The Conference is UNCTAD’s highest level decision making body attended by Head of States and Governments, Ministers, international institutions, civil society and private sector. The Conference is convened every four years and the first was held 1964 in Geneva, Switzerland. Prior to the conference, Hon’ble Tengye Lyonpo participated in the Minister

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Jul 18, 2016|News

Workshop on Petroleum Products


Department of Trade in collaboration with Indian Oil Corporation Ltd has conducted one day awareness workshop on Petroleum Products at Hotel Namgay Heritage on 15/7/16.

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