TAK, 14 July 2015 – Chulalongkorn University’s Transportation Institute has organized a seminar on increasing Thailand’s logistics competitiveness in Tak province.
Dr. Chackrit Duangphastra, Director of Chulalongkorn University’s Transportation Institute, presented research findings to both public and private sector attendees in Tak province. The research dealt with ways to boost competitiveness via regulatory measures concerning trade, logistics, and basic trade foundations.
Two projects would be developed to cater to economic integration, logistics agreements and international trade. The first project involves studying trade and logistics regulations; agricultural and industrial practices that impede border trade; and goods that make up border trade.
The second project involves studying the establishment of Special Economic Zones (SEZ). In the past, Thailand and ASEAN member nations have neglected trade and logistics regulations, which affect transportation costs for SEZs, industrial estates, tax-free zones, and border trade zones.
Dr. Chackrit claimed that improving logistics remains one of the major national agendas that must be constantly pursued if Thai businesses are to maintain their competitive edge. He added that logistics development should be focused on adding value and making the most of basic resources.
Through this strategy, Thailand could penetrate more foreign markets and be included as part of the Regional Supply Chain. To achieve such a goal, environmental factors that support businesses or lower risks for them are vital to determining Thailand’s competitiveness in the regional market.