Seminar on trades held to prepare Thai business sector for AEC


BANGKOK, 22 January 2013 The Department of Trade Negotiations has recently held a business seminar to provide a platform for businessmen and women to discuss and exchange ideas over investment prospect within the framework of ASEAN Economic Community (AEC). 

Director General of the Department of Trade Negotiations Mrs. Srirat Rastapana said the seminar was organized with an objective of gearing up the business sector in Thailand, particularly those small and medium enterprises, for the advent of the AEC in 2015.

The event received support from the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific or UN ESCAP. Experts on trades and sales promotions from both Thailand and overseas gathered at this event to share their thoughts on challenges and opportunities for investors in the ASEAN region.

They also discussed other important issues including intellectual property rights and trade barriers as well as business ventures. According to Mrs. Srirat, her department has come up with several solutions aimed at helping SME owners stay in business; one among which, for example,is the lowering of participation fees for those wishing to showcase their services or products in trade exhibitions both in Thailand and overseas.