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Thailand Mr. Phongsak Assakul

  1. 1. Session 6: Country cases Thailand Mr. Phongsak Assakul
  2. 2. The Export and Import of Thai Textile and Garment in the International Market <ul><li>The most recent statistics of textile and clothing export from January to March, 1 st quarter of 2005 is US$1,534 million (Baht 61,360 million) with 6.5% growth . </li></ul><ul><li>The major markets of Thailand according to the statistics of January to March 2005 are USA (US$465 million); EU (US$283 million); ASEAN (US$169 million); JAPAN (US$110 million); CHINA (US$79 million) and others (US$427 million). </li></ul>
  3. 3. <ul><li>The import value of textile and clothing products from January to March ,1 st quarter 2005 was US$809 million. A nett surplus of US$725 million (Baht 29,000 million). </li></ul>
  4. 4. Outlook <ul><li>now more positive from the 2 nd half of 2005 as Safeguard measures has been imposed by USA and is being initiated by the EU. </li></ul>
  5. 5. The textile industries of Thailand <ul><li>We have a fully integrated textile industries : </li></ul><ul><li>1 8 Synthetic fibres Manufacturers </li></ul><ul><li>Spinners </li></ul><ul><li>1,300 Weavers </li></ul><ul><li>400 Dyeing, printing and finishing firms </li></ul><ul><li>2,500 Garment firms </li></ul><ul><li>employing just over 1 million workers (22.1 percent of the entire industrial labour force of the country). </li></ul>
  6. 6. <ul><li>The Industry earned US$6,000 million in foreign exchange annually, a key contribution to the Thai economy accounting for 12.3 percent of Thai Gross Domestic Product (GDP). </li></ul><ul><li>In the last four years, we had invested over US$1,800 million in new machinery as follows: </li></ul><ul><li>2001 US$ 466 million </li></ul><ul><li>2002 US$ 491 million </li></ul><ul><li>2003 US$ 440 million </li></ul><ul><li>2004 US$ 421 million </li></ul>
  7. 7. Thailand Textile Institute <ul><li>Realising the tough situation Thailand will face post-MFA era, Tte Thailand Textile Institute (THTI) was established in 1996, at initiative of all textile associations in Thailand, endorsed by the Ministry of Industry. All parties involved shared the goal of forming an autonomous organization to facilitate the development of the potential of the Thai textile industry for Thailand’s sustained competitiveness in the global textile market. </li></ul><ul><li>Main objectives under master plan are to upgrade the entire textile industry, to enable Thailand becoming a quality textile manufacturing country and an efficient supply chain management from upstream to downstream to meet the “Quick Response” criteria of the present procurement requirement. </li></ul>
  8. 8. Strategy <ul><li>Replacing existing obsolete equipments with modern machinery of new technology to upgrade products of each sectors, from fibres, yarns, fabrics (woven and knitted) especially dyed and finished fabrics to cut and sewn facility to meet the ever changing requirements in the world market. </li></ul>
  9. 9. <ul><li>Initiating Clusters for “QR” </li></ul><ul><li>Bangkok Fashion City - Launched to makes Thailand the fashion hub of the region by the Thai government helped to create an awareness in the Thai fashion industries. This in turn encourages more OEM to become ODM and eventually OBM where the most “value added” in the whole supply chain is. </li></ul><ul><li>FTA </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Thailand has entered into agreement with </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Australia </li></ul><ul><li>New Zealand </li></ul><ul><li>India </li></ul><ul><li>and in negotiation with Japan and USA </li></ul>
  10. 10. ASEAN Road Map on Textile Industries <ul><li>This was initiated by the ASEAN Federation of Textile Industries (AFTEX) to focus on boosting Intra-Regional Cooperation to sharpen the competitive edge of the whole ASEAN textile industries. Utilizing each country’s strength to build ASEAN as an alternative sourcing destination. </li></ul><ul><li>SOURCE-IT </li></ul>