Thailand: Resources

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Government Resources
Main Government Page
Statistics Office
Central Banks
Stock Exchanges
Commerce Ministry
Investment Promotion Agency

Company Directories

Thailand: Exporter Directory

The Thailand Exporter Directory provides a listing of exporters and manufacturers in Thailand. Users have the ability to search by product or company through 33 different categories. Other useful links, such as frequently asked questions, highlighted industries, and a contact form for the Thai Trade Center, are also provided for those interested in importing from Thailand.

Trade Shows

Thailand: Bangkok International Trade and Exhibition Centre (BITEC)

The Bangkok International Trade & Exhibition Centre (BITEC) is Thailand's leading venue for exhibitions and conventions. This site provides a calendar of events, floor plans, a transportation guide, local lodging information, and the latest news from BITEC. 

Thailand: Thai Trade Fair

The Thai Trade Fair website lists current and upcoming events held by the Department of International Trade Promotion from the Ministry of Commerce. The site has registration information and provides updates regarding trade shows and events, as well as a newsletter and services for matching with businesses.

News Sites

Thailand: Business Day

This is Thailand's official international business news source. This website includes sections focused directly on international business, the economy, energy, and politics. Limited translation is available. 

Thailand: The Nation Business

The Nation is an online news source pertaining to current events in Thailand. The business section of the newspaper covers topics specifically in the fields of macroeconomics, corporate business, investment and finance, columns and management, and auto. Other useful tools on this particular page of the site include a stock watch for Thai companies and a section with tips for investing in stocks.

Regulatory Agency Sites

Thailand: Geo-Informatics and Space Technology Development Agency (GISTDA)

The Geo-Informatics and Space Technology Development Agency (GISTDA) was established to develop space technology and geo-informatics that are beneficial to Thailand's development and the general public. GISTDA delivers values from space by developing satellite databases and providing data services relating to space technology and geo-informatics.

Thailand: Ministry of Public Health (MOPH)

The Ministry of Public Health (MOPH) is responsible for issuing regulatory policies in the healthcare industry in Thailand. The policies ensure that facilities that produce healthcare goods and services comply with safety standards. The ministry is also responsible for the accreditation of hospitals. The ministry provides access to information regarding disease preventive measures, dangerous environmental hazards, and the practices of efficient healthcare.

Thailand: National Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission (NBTC)

The National Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission (NBTC) is responsible for the telecoms and broadcasting sectors in Thailand. The NBTC forms policies and regulating legislature to maintain the efficiency and availability of communications for the people.

Other Resources

Business in Asia

Business in Asia covers business, economic, and cultural topics for Cambodia, China, India, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, and Vietnam. The site also offers statistical data for each country.

Thailand: Department of International Trade Promotion (DITP)

Thailand's Department of International Trade Promotion (DITP) provides information to foreign buyers interested in purchasing exports from Thailand. The site provides brochures related to specific product classes, and an extensive list of Thai suppliers. Also available is a section devoted to frequently asked questions and answers regarding exporting from Thailand.

Thailand: Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Kingdom of Thailand

As the official website of Thailand Ministry of Foreign Affairs, this website covers Thailand's foreign policy, news press, official business information, and the services of the ministry. Also provided is a detailed introduction regarding Thailand's economy, religion, people, culture, and tourism.

Thailand: Thai Trade

Thai Trade provides an extensive list of possible trade leads for numerous product categories. The site includes specific sections for buyers and sellers. Also included in the site is a press center which includes trade news related to Thailand. Buyers and sellers must register for free with the website to access all of its features.