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Seminar: Business Opportunities: Thailand-Peru FTA

February 11th , 2010 - The SEA-LAC Trade Center in collaboration with Embassy of Peru, Thailand and Department of Trade Negotiation, Ministry of Commerce and Office of Thailand Trade Representative, conducted a seminar on “Business Opportunities: Peru-Thailand FTA” at the University of the Thai Chamber of Commerce, Bangkok.

H.E. Carlos M. Velasco, Ambassador of Peru, Thailand gave a presentation in the topic of “Business Opportunities with Peru”, Ms. Sununtha Kungwankulkij, Executive Director of Bureau of America and Pacific Affair, Department of Trade Negotiation (MOC) presented in a topic of “Trade Agreement and Economic Partnership between Thailand and Peru”, Khun Korrakod Padungjit, Board of the Federation of Thai Industries and Khun Tanes Chalermvongsavej, Export Area Manager of Siam Cement Group shared their insightful experience in doing business with Peru.

The seminar was joined by 50 business executives, government officials, and media, such as Department of Export Promotion (MOC), Department of America and Pacific Affairs (MOFA), Office of Small and Medium Enterprise Promotion, L.V. Technology Company, European Foods Company, Ocean Glass Company, and among others.

The seminar provided a venue for participants from different sectors to share ideas of trade and investment opportunities in Peru, regarding Thailand-Peru Free Trade Agreement. Also, H.E. Carlos M. Velasco recommended to Thai businesspeople to invest in Peru in several sectors. He believes Thai business has strong potential in hospitality business in Peru. Khun Sununtha Kungwankulkij, shared information of taking benefit of Free Trade Agreement between Thailand and Peru. Export Opportunities for Thailand are: passenger cars, pick-up truck, washing machine, refrigerator, heater, air-condition, rubber- tyres for motorcycles, plastic, iron products, Sport equipment, and rice. Khun Korrakod Padungjit and Khun Tanes Chalermvongsavej shared their experience in doing business with Peru. They recommended Thai businesspeople who are interested in investing in Peru and other countries in Latin America should have basic knowledge of Latin American culture and Spanish language. It will help business to become successful in Latin America.



SEA-LAC Trade Center : The Southeast Asia and Latin America Trade Center : University of the Thai Chamber of Commerce
126/1 Vibhavadee-Rangsit Road, Dindaeng, Bangkok 10400, Thailand. Tel. +66-2697-6641-2 Fax. +66-2277-1803 E-mail : sealac@utcc.ac.th