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Syllabus of the Subject

Foreign Trade and Business in Thailand. Bangkok

  1. Introduction to the Kingdom of Thailand (South East Asia)
  2. Thai Economy
    1. Thai Advantages
  3. International Relations of Thailand
  4. International Trade of Thailand
  5. Investment in Thailand
  6. Case Study:
    1. Thai automotive industry
    2. Electronics Industry
    3. Stars Microelectronics
    4. Charoen Pokphand Group
    5. Thaksin Shinawatra
  7. Business in Bangkok
  8. Access to the Thai market
  9. Business Plan for Thailand

The objectives of the subject “International Trade and Business in the Kingdom of Thailand” are the following:

  1. To analyze the Thai Economy and Foreign Trade
  2. To know the business opportunities in the Kingdom of Thailand
  3. To explore the Thai trade relations with the country of the student
  4. To know the Thai Trade Agreements
  5. To examine the profile of Thai companies
  6. To develop a business plan for the Thai market

Thaksin Shinawatra
Thaksin Shinawatra

Asia Masters, Doctorate (Global Business, Foreign Trade)

The Subject “Foreign Trade and Business in Thailand” belongs to the following Online Programs taught by EENI Global Business School:

Doctorate: World Trade.

Doctorate in International Business (DIB) Online

Masters: International Business, Foreign Trade.

Masters in International Business and Foreign Trade (MIB)

Languages: Masters, Doctorate, International Business, English or Study Master Doctorate in International Business in Spanish Tailandia Study Doctorate in International Business in French Thailande.

  1. Credits of the subject “Doing Business in Thailand”: 2 ECTS Credits
  2. Duration: two weeks

Masters adapted to Thailand, Masters, International Business Trade Thai Students.

Foreign Trade and Business in Southeast Asia (ASEAN)

International Trade and Business in Thailand

Global Transport and Logistics. Online Education (Course, Doctorate, Master)

East-West Economic Corridor (Myanmar-Thailand-Laos-Vietnam)

Market Access - Free Trade Agreements

Thai Market Access and Trade Agreements.

  1. Thailand and the Buddhist Economic Area
  2. ASEAN (Association of Southeast Asian Nations)
    1. ASEAN Free-Trade Area
    2. ASEAN Economic Community
    3. Mekong Economic Cooperation
    4. Indonesia-Malaysia-Thailand Growth Triangle
    5. Thailand has trade agreements (as a member of the ASEAN) with China, India, the EU, Japan, Korea, Russia, and the U.S.
    6. ASEAN-Australia-New Zealand (Free-Trade Area)
    7. Mekong River Commission
  3. APEC
  4. Indian-Ocean Rim Association
  5. Bay of Bengal Initiative
  6. Greater Mekong Subregion
  7. Regional Comprehensive Economic Association
  8. Global System of Trade Preferences
  9. Thailand has Trade Agreements in force with the GCC and China
  10. India-Thailand FTA
  11. EU-Thailand Partnership and Cooperation Agreement (not ratified)
  12. Japan-Thailand FTA
  13. Chile-Thailand FTA
  14. Thailand-New Zealand FTA
  15. Thailand-Australia FTA
  16. Laos-Thailand Preferential Trading Arrangement
  17. Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP) - Candidate Country

Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN)

Trade Facilitation Programs. TFA Agreement

  1. WTO
    1. Agreement on Sanitary and Phytosanitary Measures
    2. GATS
    3. Agreement on Technical Barriers to Trade
    4. Agreement on Preshipment Inspection
    5. Agreement on Safeguards
    6. Trade Facilitation Agreement
  2. WCO
    1. Kyoto Convention
  3. BIC (Containers)
  4. Chicago Convention (ICAO)
  5. IMO
    1. Convention for Safe Containers
    2. Istanbul Convention
  6. Customs Convention on Containers - not a member

Foreign Trade Facilitation. TFA Agreement. Customs. Payments. Global Supply Chain

Asian Economic Institutions

  1. Asian Development Bank
  2. Colombo Plan
  3. Africa-Asia Strategic Partnership
  4. Boao Forum for Asia
  5. Asia Cooperation Dialogue
  6. ESCAP
  7. Asia-Middle East Dialogue
  8. Forum for East Asia-Latin America Cooperation
  9. Asia-Europe Meeting
  10. OIC - Observer State

Globalization and International Organizations

  1. WTO
  2. IMF
  3. UN
  4. WB
  5. PEEC

Mekong Economic Cooperation Strategy (ACMECS): Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand, and Vietnam

The Kingdom of Thailand.

  1. Thailand enjoys a strategic location in the centre of the ASEAN region, in the Greater Mekong sub-region (Asia)
  2. Population of Thailand: 67.2 million people
  3. Thai Capital: Bangkok
  4. Official language of Thailand: Thai
  5. 75% of the population are Thai
  6. Type of Government: Constitutional monarchy (military junta)
  7. Thai Area: 513,120 km²
  8. Borders of Thailand: Cambodia, Laos, Malaysia, and Myanmar
    1. Maritime boundaries: Vietnam, Indonesia, and India

The main religion of Thailand: Theravada Buddhism (95% of the population, 64 million).

  1. Islam (4%)

Thailand belongs to the Buddhist Civilization

Buddhism and Global Business

Nanning (China)-Singapore Economic Corridor, Road Transportation

Thai Economy

  1. Thailand is one of the founding members of the APEC
  2. Thailand is located in one of the largest growing economic regions in the World
  3. Thailand is a newly industrialized country
  4. Thailand is a gateway to the ASEAN Continental Markets (Laos, Myanmar, and Cambodia)
  5. All the global car makers, assemblers, and components producers are established in Thailand: Ford, General Motors, BMW, Daimler Chrysler, Mitsubishi, Mazda, Toyota, Isuzu, Honda, and Nissan (1.4 million vehicles produced)
  6. The Kingdom of Thailand is the largest one-ton pickup lorries manufacturer in the World and the seventh largest automotive exporter
  7. Thai electronics industry is another pillar of the Thai economy (30 billion dollars, 30% of export revenues of Thailand)
  8. Thailand is the largest production base for electrical appliance industry in the ASEAN (Association of Southeast Asian Nations) region
  9. Thai Currency: Baht (THB)

The Economic activities in Bangkok (20% of the population of the Kingdom of Thailand) represents 60% of the GDP of Thailand.

  1. Bangkok is competing with Singapore to become a regional hub for Air transport within the Southeast Asia region
  2. Bangkok is a first-class health care centre in the ASEAN Region

Thailand Automotive Sector

Foreign Trade (Importing, Exporting)

International Trade of Thailand.

  1. Top export products of Thailand: processed and frozen food, agricultural export products, electronics, electrical appliances, furniture, fashion garments and textiles, and auto parts and accessories
  2. Top Thai electronics exports are hard-disk and integrated circuits (54% and 29% of total electronic exports)
  3. Thailand is the second largest hard-disk drive exporter in the World
  4. The main export markets of the Kingdom of Thailand are the U.S., Japan, the EU, ASEAN (Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore, Brunei, Vietnam, Laos, Myanmar, and Cambodia), India, and China

Indonesia-Malaysia-Thailand Growth Triangle (IMT-GT) ASEAN. Sumatra Investment and Trade Survey

Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN)-Australia-New Zealand Free Trade Agreement (FTA)

Greater Mekong Subregion (Cambodia, China, Laos, Myanmar...)

Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation APEC. Trade and Investment liberalization. Bogor Goals

Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN)-Canada Free Trade Agreement (FTA)

Indian-Ocean Rim Association IORA, Comoros, Kenya, Madagascar, Mauritius...

Mekong River Commission: Cambodia, Laos, Thailand, and Vietnam

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