Business Opportunities: Peru-Thailand FTA

Date: Thursday, February 11th, 2010
Time: 9.30- 12.00 am.
Venue: Room 3, Building 7, Floor 12th,
University of the Thai Chamber of Commerce (UTCC)
126/1 Vibhavadee-Rangsit Road, Dindaeng, Bangkok 10400, Thailand
Cost: Free of charge
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The SEA-LAC Trade Center initiates the Seminar Series named as "SEA-LAC Talk", which seminar details is relating to trade and investment between Southeast Asian and Latin American regions. The SEA-LAC Talk is a seminar style which offers innovative ideas, sharing experience and knowledge to general public who are interested in Trade and Investment between SEA and LAC countries. In each serie, the SEA-LAC Trade Center invites guest speakers who are experienced in trade and investment in SEA and LAC countries from several industries to share their experience and provide insightful information on doing business with countries in Latin America.

The SEA-LAC Trade Center, in collaboration with Embassy of Peru of Thailand, Department of Trade Negotiation, Ministry of Commerce, and The Office of Thailand Trade Representative organize a seminar on "Business Opportunities: Peru-Thailand FTA". The invited speakers are Ms. Sununtha Kungwankulkij, Executive Director of Bureau of America and Pacific Affair, Department of Trade Negotiation, Mr. Korrakod Padungjit, Board of the Federation of Thai Industries, and Mr. Tanes Chalermvongsavej, Export Area Manager of Siam Cement Group

The Republic of Peru is the third largest country in South America after Brazil and Argentina. On November 13th, 2009 during the APEC Economic Leaders Meeting in Singapore the Peruvian Minister of Foreign Trade and Tourism, Mr. Martin Perez Monteverde, and the Thai Deputy Minister of Commerce, Mr. Alongkorn Ponlaboot signed the Second Additional Protocol to the Protocol between the Republic Peru and the Kingdom of Thailand to accelerate the liberalization of trade in goods and trade facilitation. The signing ceremony was witnessed by the President of Peru, H.E. Alan Garcia Perez and the Prime Minister of Thailand, H.E. Abhisit Vejjajiva.

Thailand's strategy towards Latin America is to pursue new markets and utilize Peru as a gateway to the Andean Community, South America and North America. In bilateral relations, Thailand and Peru also support mutually beneficial technical cooperation and exchanges of best practices, especially in the areas of fish processed, tourism, natural dyeing techniques and biodiversity.

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