These are the traditional duties and powers of all ministers: Post polls and discussions to determine citizen desires for departmental policies, plans and agendas. Cast a tie-breaking vote in the polls determining their departmental policies, plans and agendas. Formulate departmental policies, plans and agendas based on citizen feedback. Formulate departmental policies, plans and agendas of their own in the absence of citizen feedback (forum outage, low participation, etc). Convey these policies, plans and agendas to the President for play in the game. These are the duties of the Trade and Technology Department: Organize trade deals. Track the status and expiration of established deals. Organize tech research queue. Organize tech trades. Organize tech espionage.