Federal Department of Economic Affairs

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The Federal Department of Economic Affairs (in French Département fédéral de l'économie, German Eidgenössisches Volkswirtschaftsdepartement) is one of the seven departments of the federal government of Switzerland, headed by a member of the Swiss Federal Council.

Names of the department

  • 1848-1872: Department of Trade and Customs
  • 1873-1878: Department of Railway and Trade
  • 1879-1887: Department of Trade and Agriculture
  • 1888-1895: Department of Industry and Agriculture
  • 1896-1914: Department of Trade, Industry and Agriculture
  • 1915-1978: Department of Economic Affairs
  • Since 1979: Federal Department of Economic Affairs

List of heads of the department

External links

de:Eidgenössisches Volkswirtschaftsdepartement

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