Thailand inspiring increased export efforts in food sector

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Thailand’s Department of International Trade Promotion (DITP) is pushing Thai food business operators to become more competitive and invest in export activities to drive business.

Nuntawan Sakuntanaga, director-general of DITP, said that Thailand’s exports are set to grow around 15% this year, with food remaining a major export segment.

“DITP has formulated measures to increase the competitiveness of Thai food business operators, as well as to open up new distribution channels in emerging high-potential markets such as ASEAN (Associated South East Asian Nations), China, India, Russia and Africa,”​ Sakuntanaga said.

“This will help offset any possible decline in orders from some of our key markets which are facing economic difficulties,”​ she added.

The department has co-organised the food exposition, THAIFEX, happening later this month set to act as a platform for Thai manufacturers to showcase their products and technologies.

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