Commerce Ministry to hold meeting with PM and exporters on June 29

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BANGKOK, 21 June 2012 – The Commerce Ministry is scheduled to meet with the Prime Minister and representatives from the export sector at the end of the month to discuss new assistance measures.

Permanent Secretary of Commerce Yanyong Phuangrach said that a new set of measures to help 10 key industries involved in the export sector will likely be formulated during a special workshop on June 29th.

The planned workshop will also be attended by Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra and related business operators.

Mr. Yanyong stated that the upcoming talks will first adjust existing measures in order to help exporters expand and identify new markets while the debt crisis in EU continues unresolved.

He added that, in spite of the crisis, some European markets, such as Germany, France and Belgium, still have growth potential while it is imperative to penetrate new markets, including ASEAN, India, China, Russia and the Middle East.

The Permanent Secretary of Commerce stated that the workshop will also discuss ways to further boost the recovery of those sectors, which were hit hard by last year’s flood crisis.