DBD speedily uplifts Thai service businesses ahead of AEC

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BANGKOK, 28 January 2013  The Department of Business Development DBD is speedily enhancing the Thai service sector in line with its 2013 strategy in order to prepare Thailand for the introduction of ASEAN Economic Community. 

According to Deputy Commerce Minister Nattawut Saikua, he has assigned the DBD to help the Thai entrepreneurs improve their businesses, especially those in the service industry, to be in line with the standard in the international market.

While the department last year focused on 3 major businesses, including restaurants, spas, and elderly care services, it will attend to 4 more segments this year: massage, software development, auto-maintenance, and accommodation businesses that are not hotels or resorts.

All the strategies implemented this year will be under the AEC framework, which allows commerce and trade to be conducted without barriers among members. Therefore, the Thai entrepreneurs must gear themselves up for fiercer competitions brought on by the advent of the AEC.