DITP launched www.thaitrade.com to introduce Thai products to global market
DITP officially launched www.thaitrade.com, aiming to create B2B E-commerce channel that stimulate additional revenue for Thai entrepreneurs.
Department of International Trade Promotion launched www.thaitrade.com to introduce Thai products to global market
Department of International Trade Promotion officially launched www.thaitrade.com, aiming to create B2B E-commerce channel that stimulate additional revenue for Thai entrepreneurs. Department expects no less than 600,000-million Baht purchase order from 43 countries worldwide.
Mr. Kittiratt Na-Ranong, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Commerce shared that Department of International Trade Promotion, under Ministry of Commerce, foresees significant opportunity of E-Commerce and launches www.thaitrade.com website as export promotion channel for Thai entrepreneurs to distribute products to buyers worldwide. This website is the new trade channel that creates opportunity and trading potential for Thai entrepreneurs. Department is confident that thaitrade.com, under Department of International Trade Promotion, can create reliable image in international level as one of international trading promotion organizations in Asia. Moreover, Department of International Trade Promotion has also screened online sellers to ensure quality standard that promote confidence of foreign buyers. In opening event, 1,000 distinguished guests participated, including ambassadors, Thailand-based trade promotion organizations of various countries, Thai entrepreneurs, foreign buyers, representatives of related organizations and associations such as Trade Association, Thai Chamber of Commerce, The Federation of Thai Industries, many departments and organizations that promote Thai export.
Mrs. Nantawan Sakuntanaga, Director-General of the Department of International Trade Promotion added that B2B E-Commerce transaction value in Thailand is no less than 190,000 million Baht annually, or 36% of overall E-Commerce nationwide and likely to grow continually. Presently, entrepreneurs are likely to create websites without reliable integrated product hub, and certified standard for foreign buyers. The main objective of Department of International Trade Promotion is to promote Thai products to global market so www.thaitrade.com website is initiated to be the product hub of Thai entrepreneurs that attracts world market as B2B marketplace. About 1,000 entrepreneurs have joined membership.
“Launch of www.thaitrade.com website can create confidence for foreign buyers as well as Thai entrepreneurs who are interested in promoting their product via E-Commerce of Department to global market. Professional staffs will assist users and support website management to ensure success; entrepreneurs don’t need to have IT expertise and pay any fee because the system is user-friendly. Department of Export Promotion, as leading organizer of domestic and international exhibition for more than 20 years, has network among Thai entrepreneurs and worldwide buyers so Department will apply offline and online capabilities, as well as marketing and public relation activities through key partners which are 65 Office of Commercial Affairs in 43 countries worldwide so as to run PR activities and screen the most qualified buyers in respective countries, and coordinate with buyers who would like to buy products in www.thaitrade.com website regularly” said Mrs. Nantawan.
Moreover, Department plans to establish partnership among thaitrade.com website and E-commerce companies in both domestic and global markets. The successful partnerships include E-bay (B2C) of US, HKTDC (B2B) of Hong Kong and Rakuten (B2C) of Japan. In-process alliances include Pantavanij.com (B2B) of Thailand, Alibaba.com (B2B) of China, and Thailand Post. Key strength of partners is about massive active online customer base; www.thaitrade.com also has database of potential exports that are selectively screened by Department of Export Promotion.
Interested entrepreneurs can apply this free service in website now, or request additional information at DEP Call Center 1169, tel 02 685 1169, fax 02 530 9791 or email : firstname.lastname@example.org , email@example.com , www.facebook.com/ThaitradeDotCom