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The Ministry of Economic Development (MISE) is the dicastery of the Italian government which includes industrial policy, international trade, communications and energy. It was established in 2006, following the reorganization of the Ministry of production activities (until 2001 Ministry of Industry, Commerce and Crafts), to which the Ministry of Communications and the Ministry of International Trade were merged in 2008. It is the reference administration for the main sectors of the Italian economy, both in terms of promotion and development of the competitiveness of the national production system, and in terms of harmonization and monitoring of the internal market.
The Ministry has competences related to four major areas of the Italian economy: