Mr. Sanan Ang-Ubolkul, Chairman of the Thai Chamber of Commerce and revealed that the Council has met Mr. Stanley Kang, President of the Joint Foreign Chamber of Commerce. They also met with representatives from the Foreign Chamber of Commerce in Thailand. 36 countries attended and discussed with Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha about the current trading and investment situation including various obstacles in business operations and possible resolutions.
The Foreign Chamber of Commerce is part of the Thai Chamber of Commerce. It acts as an intermediary regarding issues of foreign businessmen in Thailand. It works closely with the Chamber of Commerce. These groups of people live and do business in Thailand which is important for driving the country’s economy, especially in terms of giving advice and promoting trade and investment between each other.
In the past, both groups have exchanged opinions and closely followed up on the progress of resolving problems in order to reduce obstacles in doing business for foreigners. The particular focus is on the facilitation of doing business (Ease of Doing Business) of foreigners who come to do business in Thailand. They also included suggestions to restore the country’s economy in terms of controlling the epidemic, remedies for entrepreneurs and people’s economic stimulus and the revival of the country.
During the meeting, Prime Minister discussed the importance of foreign trade, investment, and tourism in Thailand. He also included the goals of the 13th National Economic and Social Development Plan that is about to start Including highlighting the issue of using Digital Transformation to keep up with the changes of the world. The Prime Minister has given importance to human capital development and technology transfer to enhance Thailand’s competitiveness. In addition, at present, the government has a clear intention to focus on the development of innovation to add value to Thailand’s products and services.
Mr. Stanley Kang, chairman of the Joint Foreign Chamber of Commerce in Thailand (JFCCT), thanked the Thai government including all sectors involved in the allocation of vaccines to foreign businessmen. He also said that during the last 2 to 3 years of the coronavirus situation, the Foreign Chamber of Commerce focused to drive Digital Transformation and Economic Modernization.
In addition, the government should have the policy to create sustainability and Green Policies that are integrated with the competitiveness of the Thai economy. He also suggested actively supporting and promoting BCG and ESG by paying close attention and monitoring the government’s policies to find ways to make the Thai economy more competitive.
“Thank you to the government for always supporting foreign businessmen in Thailand, especially the cooperation between by the Foreign Chamber of Commerce in Thailand. It plays an important role in helping, advising and promoting foreign trade and investment in Thailand. which is an important part of driving Thailand’s economy,” said Mr. Stanley.