Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra yesterday presided over the annual “Thailand’s Best Friends ” certificate presentation ceremony for the year 2012 , held to show Thailand's appreciation to over 100 major trading partners from 27 countries for their commitment to ordering the nation's quality export products.
According to the Premier's statement, export is the key to driving the Thai economy, accounting for over half of the country’s GDP. Despite the impact of the global economic downturn, Thailand managed to export to the tune of 4.1 billion US dollars during the first six months of 2012; and the value is expected to grow to 30 billion baht by 2013.
The premier added that Thailand’s next strategy is to create added-value to its products making them on par with the counterparts' in the international market.
The event aims to strengthen long-term relationships between Thailand and its trading partners, and develop the strategy of Customer Relationship Management (CRM).