Thailand -India Business meet to boost bilateral trade

Thailand -India Business matching and networking  meet  held in three cities in India namely  Kolkata- Siliguri -New Delhi  recently.  Thailand -India Business meet was organised by Office of Commercial Affairs , Royal Thai Embassy New Delhi , Department of International  Trade Promotion , Ministry of Commerce , Thailand  in collaboration with one of the India’s oldest chamber – Bengal National Chamber of Commerce and Industries, Kolkata . Twelve  Thai manufacturers and a large no of Indian manufacturers from West Bengal , Sikkim , Assam , Odisha , Uttar Pradesh , Rajasthan  participated in the business matching & networking meet that began in Kolkata on 14th May 2019 . On 14May 2019, Ms. Sweeya  Santipitaks, Consul-General of Thailand in Kolkata, delivered an opening speech at Thailand – India Business Matching and Networking meet in  Kolkata.
Mr. Tharadol Thongruang, Director of the Commercial Affairs Office, New Delhi,  Royal Thai Embassy  New Delhi  said “Volume of trade between Thailand & India is growing year on year but their exist  scope for enhancement of two way trade volume manifold .
Thailand & India have Free Trade Agreement . Thailand is member of ASEAN and India has Free Trade Agreement  with ASEAN nations . Thailand can act as transit hub for trade of Indian goods and services to  ASEAN  nations .  When India – Myanmar – Thailand  Highway will be ready  , it will  facilitate trade between North East India and Thailand by Road . People of Thailand & people of North East of India have close cultural ties and similar food consumption lifestyle & practises . Kolkata is most important  centre for trade  with eastern India  for Thailand ”  Thai manufacturers of agricultural products , food & beverages , house hold products , textile and garments fashion accessories , foot wear  participated in the business meet to network with India manufacturers , importers & exporters  to explore collaboration opportunities in these sectors .

Photo Caption :  Consul-General of Thailand in Kolkata, Director of the Commercial Affairs Office,Royal Thai Embassy , New Delhi  and Executive Members of BNCCI during discussion.

—————— Partha Roy                      

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