DITP: export growth target remains at 7-7.5%

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BANGKOK, 15 August 2013 The Department of International Trade Promotion (DITP) has insisted that Thailand’s export growth will remain at 7-7.5 percent this year. 

According to Director General Department of International Trade Promotion Srirat Rastapana, the department will, in September, invite all 62 commercial attaches around the world to a meeting, during which the Thai economic situation for the rest of the year will be assessed as well as coming up with strategies and measures to be used in boosting the export sector. At this initial stage, the director said the country’s 2013 export growth anticipation will remain at 7-7.5 percent, whereas the targeted export value will be around 245-246 billion US dollars.

She further revealed that for the rest of the year, the department is planning to boost the export industry through more than 200 activities such as roadshows in foreign countries and stages for business negotiations.

As for 2014, the DITP aims for a continued growth in the Thai export sector, adding that the current world economic situation has both positive and negative sides, and Thailand will have to adjust its strategies to suit the situation.