Ministry of Commerce (Urcea)
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Seal of the Ministry of Commerce
|Annual budget||$1.4 trillion (FY 2028)|
The Ministry of Commerce, formally titled His Most Christian Majesty's Ministry of Commerce, is the Purpaidá Ministry that advises the Apostolic King of Urcea and leads the nation in transportation, labor and trade policy issues. Until budget cuts and the "Redundancy Elimination Act of 1985", a separate Ministry of Transportation managed the nation's transportation infrastructure.
- 1 Office for Trade Development and Excise Dues
- 2 Office for Guild and Workforce Affairs
- 3 Office for the Royal Infrastructure Programs
Office for Trade Development and Excise Dues
The Office for Trade Development and Excise Dues and its managing Commissioner are responsible for Urcea's global trade relationships as well as the day to day oversight of Urcean trade, including security and logistical concerns associated with it. The Commissioner also oversees the Superintendent for Levantine Affairs, which is the government office directly responsible for interaction with the Levantine Union on a day-to-day level.
Agency for Trade Relations
The Agency for Trade Relations is responsible for identifying potential trade partners, formulating trade policy proposals, and managing current trade agreements, including ensuring that they are fair and functioning properly. The Superintendent for Trade Relations works very closely with the Ministry of State, and especially with the Commissioner for Foreign Policymaking during the course of crafting proposals. The Agency for Trade Relations is responsible for presenting trade agreements to the Gildertach for approval.
Agency for Levantine Affairs
Office for Guild and Workforce Affairs
The Office for Guild and Workforce Affairs is responsible for the relationships between the Government of Urcea and the guilds. It is also responsible for workforce development initiatives, and works with the Ministry of Administration of the Realm to coordinate unemployment and job placement programs, while working with the Collegium Scientificum to develop job training programs as well as connections from schools to employers.
Agency for Guild Membership
The Agency for Guild Membership is responsible for ensuring that all businesses are part of their respective guild. Upon the formation of a firm or business, it conducts an investigation of the type of services the firm renders and then assigns it to membership within a specific guild based on the industries defined under the guild law. In the event that a firm can be categorized within two or more different industrial sectors according to the guild law, the Agency will give the firm discretion to choose which guild to join, provided that the Agency does not discern that doing so would irreparably harm the guild of choice.
Agency for Guild Enforcement and Mediation
The Agency for Guild Enforcement and Mediation is responsible for enforcing the binding decisions of guilds on its members when the guild's internal efforts to do so have failed. These enforcements typically take the form of non-compliant firms or sections of workers still striking despite an internal guild decision ending such incidents. The Agency works with the Ministry of Justice to issue requests for compliance, and failures to comply are referred for judicial action by the Agency. The Agency is also responsible for mediating disputes between separate guilds.
Agency for Economic Access
The Agency for Economic Access is responsible for ensuring guilds do not put undue pressure on new entrants to the market. It specifically monitors guild activities and decision-making to proactively protect against discrimination against new firms by internal guild policies, both in the general sense but also in the case of specific new firms.