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Weber Ultrasonics & JKS Engineering
Line of business: Aerospace,Automotive & Motorcycles
Continental
Line of business: Automotive & Motorcycles
Rolls Royce
Line of business: Aerospace
Michelin
Line of business: Automotive & Motorcycles
BMW Group (Thailand)
Line of business:
Schaeffler
Line of business: Automotive & Motorcycles
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TEBA meets Deputy Prime Minister of Thailand, Dr. Somkid
On the 26th of July, TEBA Delegates LED by Joerg Laatsch, TEBA President, met with Dr. Somkid Jatusripitak, the Deputy Prime Minister of Thailand, at the Official Government House.
TEBA meets with the Ambassador of Portugal, H.E. Mr. Francisco Vaz Patto
On the 25th of July, TEBA President Joerg Laatsch and alongside other TEBA members paid a courtesy visit to the newly appointed Ambassador of Portugal to Thailand, H.E. Francisco Vaz Patto. Of major focus is the platform for our members to advocate for policy improvements tackling practical obstacles faced by European and Thai manufacturers in Thailand.
ASEAN Investment Policy Towards Sustainable Development Workshop
Mr. Segsarn Trai-ukos, Country Director of Michelin Siam and Member to the Board of the TEBA, was at a panel discussion on ‘ASEAN’s New Challenge: Creating a Balance between Investment and Sustainability’ at an international conference on “ASEAN Investment Policy Towards Sustainable Development Workshop”.
TEBA meets with Ministry of Industry
On October 12, 2015 TEBA had a highly beneficial meeting with the new Minister of Industry Dr. Atchaka Sibunruang and Khun Sontirat Sontijirawong, Advisor to the Minister of Industry. It was considered to be a very valuable meeting which answered many concerns and opened many doors for future cooperation and benefits.
Press Articles
FBA 'needs to reduce protection'
Uli Kaiser, president of the Thai-European Business Association, said yesterday that some industries such as banking and insurance were tightly regulated. They are not investment-friendly for foreign businesses.
Incentives Sought for Aviation Investment
The expansion of foreign investment in the aviation industry would also encourage the transfer of technology and expertise from abroad, said Hugh Vanijprabha, chairman of the TEBA's Aerospace Committee and the new managing director of Rolls-Royce (Thailand).
Consumer Confidence and Auto industry get a boost
Thailand’s Consumer confidence index in June increased to the highest level in eight months at 75.1, according to the Centre for Economics and Business Forecasting of the Thai Chamber of Commerce. The centre director Thanawat Pholvichai said the 75.1 index recorded in June was the highest since November 2013.
BOI needs to be empowered: TEBA
The Thai-European Business Association has suggested that the government empower the Board of Investment and its offices abroad by providing more resources in order to promote and increase the communication channels between foreign investors, Thai officials and the Thai private sector. It is hoped the move would encourage more Western investments in the country.
Goverment Relations
BOI Presents New Investment Strategies
The seminar was held to publicize the BOI's newly adopted investment promotion strategies, with revised investment promotion incentives that become effective from 1 January 2015.
TEBA Members Meet Ministry of Commerce Permanent Secretary
On September 8th, TEBA facilitated a meeting between a delegation of TEBA members and the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Commerce allowing TEBA members to put forward their suggestions on reforms, impact of the ending of the GSP, customs issues, and other issues of importance to the automotive, aerospace and pharmaceutical sectors.
TEBA to advise Thai Government on Investment Opportunities in the EU
The overall goal for Thai-European Business Dialogue (TEBD) is to promote trade and investment opportunities between the two regions. Each sector and country has specific needs that must be met in order for investors to realise their full potential.
TEBA Attends Consultation Session for Thai-EU FTA
In preparation for the fourth round of negotiations for the Thai-EU free-trade agreement that were held from 8th-10th April 2014, the Department of Trade Negotiations (DTN) held a stakeholder consultative session on 2nd April 2014.
Committees
TEBA Energy Committee: TEBA Contribute towards Thailand’s Energy Masterplan
Chulalongkorn University’s Energy Research Institute will be presenting a research report to the Thai Ministry of Energy on proposals for Thailand’s future energy plan. TEBA recently helped organize a meeting with members of the private sector to present the researchers’ proposals and gather opinions on the plan for inclusion when it is submitted to the government. The presentation was carried out by Chulalongkorn University’s Dr. Weerin.
TEBA Automotive Committee: Participation at largest Thai Autoparts Exhibition
From 28 April to 1 May, TEBA participated in the annual Thailand Autoparts and Accessories (TAPA) exhibition at the BITEC exhibition center organized by the Thai Automotive Parts Manufacturers Association (TAPMA). The exhibition is Thailand’s largest exhibition displaying the capabilities of Thailand’s automotive parts manufacturers.
TEBA Energy Committee: Thailand Energy Outlook 2015-2035
TEBA Energy Committee has been working extensively with government agencies, utility authorities and regulators to ensure Thailand has country energy planning to ensure supply meets demand qualitatively and quantitatively.
TEBA Aerospace Committee: National Aviation Roadmap
Ministry of Transportation has a policy to develop the country's aviation industry and reduce dependence on foreign countries. The policies will help promote Thailand as a regional hub for aircraft maintenance.
PUBLICATIONS
TEBA Country Report 2014 Q1
NEW MEMBERS
Weber Ultrasonics & JKS Engineering
Line of business: Aerospace,Automotive & Motorcycles
   
Inter-Media Consultant
Line of business: Media & Culture
   
DKSH
Line of business: Legal Services