EENI Global Business School
Business in Thailand, Bangkok

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 (Import, Export) of Thailand
  5. Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) in Thailand
  6. Case Study:
    1. Thai automotive industry
    2. Electronics Industry
    3. Stars Microelectronics
    4. Charoen Pokphand Group
    5. Thaksin Shinawatra
  7. Doing Business in Bangkok
  8. Access to the Thai market
  9. Business Plan for Thailand

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

  1. To analyse the Thai Economy and Foreign Trade (Import, Export, FDI)
  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 Free Trade Agreements (FTAs)
  5. To examine the profile of Thai companies
  6. To develop a business plan for the Thai market

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The Subject “Foreign Trade and Business in Thailand” belongs to the following Online Higher Educational Programs taught by EENI Global Business School:
  1. Doctorates: Asian Business, World Trade
  2. Diploma: Business in the ASEAN Markets
  3. Masters: Business in Asia, International Business, Foreign Trade

Online Students, Master in International Business and Foreign Trade

Doctorates and Masters in Global Business adapted to the Thailand, Master, International Business, Foreign Trade Thai Students

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

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Description (Doing Business in Thailand).

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

Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN): Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, and Vietnam

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

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 square kilometres
  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 Civilisation

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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 industrialised 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 gross domestic product 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

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 United States, Japan, European Union (EU), Association of Southeast Asian Nations ASEAN (Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore, Brunei Darussalam, Vietnam, Laos, Myanmar, and Cambodia), India, and the People's Republic of China

Samples - Business in Thailand

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 Liberalisation. Bogor Goals

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

Indian-Ocean Rim Association IORA, Comoros, Kenya, Madagascar, Mauritius, Mozambique, the Seychelles, South Africa, Tanzania...

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



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