The Ministry of Economy of the Republic of Serbia (Serbian: Министарство привреде, romanized: Ministarstvo privrede) is the ministry in the Government of Serbia which is in the charge of economy. The current minister is Goran Knežević, in office since 11 August 2016.
The Ministry of Economy was established on 3 March 2004 after the dissolution of the Ministry of Privatization and Economic Reconstruction which existed from 1991 to 2004.
The Ministry of Foreign Economic Relations which existed from 1991 to 2007, merged into the Ministry of Economy and Regional Development in 2007.
Over the years, it has changed many secondary areas of its jurisdiction. Regional development was added in 2007, and later the Ministry of National Investment Plan merged into the Ministry of Economy and Regional Development in 2011.
The Ministry of Economy was reunified from 2012 to 2013 with the Ministry of Finance under Mlađan Dinkić. At the same time, Regional Development was joined with the Local-Self Government into unified ministry (later Ministry of Public Administration and Local Self-Government).
In 2013, Ministry of Economy was once again split from Finance under Saša Radulović.
There are several sectors operating within the Ministry:
Sector for economic development
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Sector for development of small and medium enterprises and entrepreneurship
Sector for quality infrastructure
Sector for international cooperation and European integration
Sector for privatization and bankruptcy
Sector for control, supervision and administrative affairs in the field of public enterprises and business registers
Sector for investments in infrastructure projects
There are several agencies and institutions that operate within the scope of the Ministry:
Directorate for Measures and Precious Metals
Agency for Business Registers
Development Agency of Serbia
Accreditation body of Serbia
Institute for Standardization of Serbia
Agency for licensing of bankruptcy administrators
Insurance and Financing Agency of Serbia
Agency for the conduct of disputes in the privatization process