First-ever special economic fair in Tak

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BANGKOK – The Ministry of Commerce will organize a trade and investment fair in a special economic zone for the first time in Thailand in Tak province. The event is aimed at stimulating trade and investment in the special economic zones—the government main economic policy this year.

Spokesperson of the Ministry of Commerce Duangkamon Chiambut said the pilot trade and investment fair would be jointly arranged by the Biz Club SEZ of Tak province, the provincial administration as well as the Thailand Convention and Exhibition Bureau. Scheduled for 18 – 20 September 2015, the fair will take place at the Convention and Exhibition Center for Tourism Promotion in Mae Sot.

The fair is expected to be attended by representatives of the public and private sectors in Tak and entrepreneurs from the neighboring countries including Myanmar, Laos, Vietnam, Cambodia and Malaysia. Products from such countries will be exhibited at the event with business matching and seminars on trade and investment.

Mrs. Duangkamon added that the fair would help encourage SMEs to utilize the government’s special economic zones and reap benefits from the ASEAN Economic Community for border trade and investment expansion.

The border trade value at the Mae Sot checkpoint in Tak during the first six months this year stood at 32 billion baht. It has been forecast to reach 75 billion baht at the end of 2015.