of commerce have been promoting business development and economic
relations between Thailand and partner countries for over 50 years.
The chambers bring together individual entrepreneurs and large corporations
from both countries, allowing them to make contacts and interact
directly with government agencies, trade associations and international
organizations. Currently, there are twenty country chambers of commerce
in Thailand, all with their offices in Bangkok. Usually a chamber
of commerce is formed when there is a substantial amount of trade
occurring between the two countries, and if the country is not in
close geographical proximity to Thailand.
chambers have extensive information and advice available to members
from both Thailand and the partner country, which are engaged in
commerce, agriculture, investment and tourism. Often the chambers
are active in primary research projects on economics and trade related
matters, which are used to advise companies from their country about
potential opportunities available for them in Thailand. Further
to this, the chambers are usually active in promoting and publicizing
both products of the two counties, along with coordinating cultural
exchanges and events.
of the chambers are quite active in hosting social events, industry
speakers, seminars, and in publishing informative newsletters for
members. Information on members is usually only available to other
members or through the purchase of a handbook or directory that
provides more comprehensive information on Thailand.