The International Trade Promotion Department plans to host more virtual trade fairs and online business activities, to boost the country’s exports in the second half of the year amid COVID-19 outbreaks.
Department Director-General Somdet Susomboon said the agency is preparing a schedule of more than 30 virtual trade fairs and online business activities this year, mainly in the second half, to boost exports by more than 4%.
He said the department is optimistic that Thailand’s export prospects in the second half are far better than the first half, driven by a recovering global economy and economic growth in major trading countries. Consumers will also have more confidence in engaging in economic activity, as a result of COVID-19 vaccinations worldwide.
According to Mr Somdet, three main product categories, food, work-from-home, and medical and health products, such as rubber gloves and medical supplies, will see continued growth in the export markets. (NNT)