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ASEAN Import of Services by AMS and broad categories (in US$ Million)

The latest ASEAN import of services by AMS and broad categories (in US$ million) can be seen as follows which can be seen that Thailand contributes a very large market share among ASEAN members.

Asean import statistic by AMS and broad categories 2014

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Thailand BOI Sponsored Seminar “Australian Company Investment to Thailand” in Perth

The Thailand Board of Investment is currently promoting foreign investment, especially by Australian manufacturing companies looking to expand their business into S.E Asia, with a combined domestic market of over 600 million people, and the AEC commencing in 2015.

Thailand is in an ideal location as a leading economy in the region and gateway into China, India, Myanmar (Burma), Laos, Cambodia, Vietnam, Malaysia and Singapore.

Come and hear what local Australian/Thai business people have to say about “doing business in Thailand” and what the BOI has to offer as incentives to FDI’s. BOI will be represented by one of its most senior executives from the Thai government in Bangkok.

A half day seminar will be held at DAFWA theatrette South Perth for the agribusiness sector and Australian companies looking to expand into Thailand and the ASEAN region.

Event venue: DAFWA Theatrette, Baron-Hay Court, South Perth

Date: 22nd February 2016

Time: 08:45 AM – 12:30 PM
For further information about this event, contact Peter Cook AgKnowledge (Perth) on (+61) 8 9291 8111 or (+61) 417 953 957 or

Darren McCoy – VC Group (Sydney) on (+61) 407 463 488 or Email:

Thailand’s Imported Food Index (Jan – Nov 2015)

From the YoY import food statistics between 2014 and 2015, Singapore still remains No. 1 highest exported food into Thailand even though the total imported value dropped by 3%. USA also remains No. 2 highest exported food into Thailand with the sustainable value.  Since China’s total imported value dropped by 14%, Indonesia came as No. 3 even though Indonesia’s total imported food value dropped by  6% mostly from Thailand’s overall imported food value dropped by 5%.

Thailand imported food statistics 2015

Source: Ministry of Finance, Thailand


Thai Cosmetics Company Pulls Ad Showing Actress in Blackface

A Thai cosmetics company quickly pulled a video in which an actress wears blackface and promotes a skin-whitener with the slogan: “You just need to be white to win.” The retraction did little, however, to stem a debate the ad ignited about the regularity of racist advertisements in the Southeast Asian country.

The online ad for the new product called “Snowz” featured porcelain-skinned Thai movie star Cris Horwang talking about being an aging actress in a competitive industry.

“If I stopped looking after myself, everything that I have worked for — all the investment I have made to keep myself white — would disappear,” says the 35-year-old actress. “New stars would replace me, I would fade away.”

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Medical Devices Import Index for 2012 – 2015

Thailand’s import index of Medical Devices for the period of 2012 and 2015 can be seen as follows.

Medical Devices Import Index for 2012 - 2015

Source : Ministry of Commerce

Thailand Import 2006 – 2015

Imports in Thailand were recorded at 16870 USD Million in November of 2015, down 9.53 percent year-on-year. Imports in Thailand averaged 9569.09 USD Million from 1991 until 2015, reaching an all time high of 24937.81 USD Million in March of 2012 and a record low of 2760 USD Million in February of 1992. Imports in Thailand is reported by the Ministry of Commerce, Thailand.

Thailand Imports

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Future of Drinks Seminar in Bangkok

TTIM F&B Insight 2016 is a must to attend event for business executives in the Food & Beverage sector. The morning programme is filled with the upcoming industry forecast by industry’s leading experts  – a perfect opportunity for business networking and gathering exclusive industry insights!


WHERE – Sheraton Grande Sukhumvit, A Luxury Collection Hotel, Bangkok – 250 Sukhumvit Road Bangkok, Bangkok 10110 TH – View Map

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