Thailand seeks to expand trade with Hong Kong


BANGKOK, 6 March 2015 – The Department of International Trade Promotion has strengthened the country’s trade cooperation with Hong Kong while continuing its support for Thai restaurants there.

Director-General of the Department of International Trade Promotion Nanthawan Sakuntanak said the department signed an MOU with the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC) on trade cooperation during its Hong Kong trip from 4-6 March 2015. The MOU was expected to help the two parties increase market, trade and investment channels as well as exchange knowledge on e-commerce, said the director-general.

Thailand has set its growth target of exports to Hong Kong this year at 2% or 12.8 billion USD.

Ms Nanthawan stated further that the trip was also aimed at promoting Thai food products and restaurants in Hong Kong as part of the “Thai Select” project.

There are more than 13,900 Thai restaurants in foreign countries. 1,516 of them have received the “Thai Select” logo from the department.