News Correspondent, abptakmaa, Kolkata, 13th March, 2019 : India and Thailand share warm and cordial ties and are working together on number of international platforms such as ASEAN, East Asia Summit and BIMSTEC among others. The volume of trade from India to Thailand is much more than the volume of trade from Thailand to India.
In an effort to boost trade from Thailand to India , particularly to Kolkata , Department of International Trade Promotion ,DITP, Ministry of Commerce, Royal Thai Government has organised its second Thai Fair “Top Thai Brands 2019’ in Kolkata which is starting from 13th March till 17th March at Salt lake City Centre 1. The first day will see the fair inauguration along with a session of B2B. The fair is bringing some of the top brand names of Thailand known the world over which are all set to foray into the Indian market particularly, Kolkata.
“We are interested in one on one business meets that will focus on opening opportunities for Indian traders and businessmen and those seeking business partners with Thai entrepreneurs and local businessmen. Around 30 Thai companies are seeking to step up their activity so that they can explore the potential of doing business here, seek market bases and strengthen trading and cultural ties with this state. We see a lot of business potential in Kolkata and this Top Thai Brands are a step towards exploring these potential and strengthening the ties between Kolkata and Thailand, stated, Mr. Tharadol Thongruang, Minister Counsellor (Commercial, Office of Commercial Affairs , Royal Thai Embassy, New Delhi, in a Press Meet organised in Kolkata on 12th March, on the eve of the Thai Fair.
Some of the well known brand names that are being exhibited this year are Mychoice, Ya-N-Danoi, Botaee, Mori, Gold Cross Yellow oil, Gold cup balm, Yanhee Mela Cream, Gold Stone Herb, Lolane, Chai Acne Spot touch gel, Solvederm, Isme, Rasyan, City of Organic, LOV. We wish to witness expanding business contacts between Thailand and Kolkata. Kolkata is close to Thailand and can be the Gateway to India and the people of this city love shopping and travelling and Thailand tops on their list of favourite tourist destinations. The sectors that wish to explore new markets for their products are Health and Beauty ,household products and home & decor items, textiles, garments, air cooler, fashion accessories, ladies innerwear, footwear along with food , beverages, herbal drinks, he added.
“Thai traders are interested in familiarizing the city’s residents here with closer and better experience of Thai Cuisine and Cultural background. Most of the companies are new to the Indian market and their objective is to penetrate into the Indian market specially Kolkata due to its close geographical proximity. Some of the Thai Health & Beauty Products are all Organic Products made from Herbs and are quite popular in ASEAN countries like Cambodia, Laos & Vietnam.
Thai Companies seek to enter Indian markets through Top Thai Brands 2019. This is a focused effort to build business exchanges and trade platforms for entrepreneurs from both sides. We plan to organise more promotional events to promote Thai products in the Indian market specially Eastern India. In May another team of 15 brands from Thailand would be coming and seeking markets in Siliguri, Kolkata and India Nepal border stated, Mr. Tharadol Thougruang. Publicity : Grey Matters.