from the Thai Frozen Food Association to the Thai Handicrafts Manufacturers
and Exporters Association, there are over 100 trade associations
operating in Thailand. The associations vary greatly in size, industry
and nature but usually have the common purpose in promoting the
interests of the specific industrial enterprise, producer or service
provider they represent.
actual activities of the association range considerably depending
upon the nature of industry being represented, but they frequently
give assistance to members for the promotion of exports, in the
development of markets, in the promotion and development of manufacturing
technology and in the regulation of production standards. The associations
regularly work in conjunction with the Department of Export Promotion
(DEP) or private events coordinates to promote their products and
companies through trade shows or other promotional activities. The
membership platform of these associations predominantly finds Thai
companies although some include foreign companies and organizations.
associations are great resources for potential customers and business
partners to find industry information, contact member companies
and to research product standards, production methods and statistics.