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.
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.