The Office of Commercial Affairs, Royal Thai Embassy, London is an overseas office under the Department of International Trade Promotion, Ministry of Commerce. Its main responsibilities are to provide support and assistance to enhance the market possibilities of Thai products in the UK. We also actively promote positive representations of Thai products and services, including the promotion of Thailand as the South East Asian Centre of production, trade and international exhibition services.
The Department of International Trade Promotion (DITP) was established under the Ministry of Commerce, Royal Thai Government, to assist in building the competitiveness of Thai manufacturers and exporters to fulfill their potentials. The organization has officially changed its logo and name from the Department of Export Promotion (DEP) to the Department of International Trade Promotion (DITP) on January 4, 2012. With more challenges and opportunities within the new world economy, the DITP aims to provide fast, reliable and efficient services.
ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
The Office of Commercial Affairs plays a major role in coordinating trade and investment matters to support Thai exporters and companies doing trade and business overseas. There are three main responsibilities which consist of trade regime, trade promotion, and trade service.
1. Trade regime is principally responsible for trade laws and regulations, trade awareness and trade disputes.
2. Trade promotion is mainly on market research for Thai products and trade promotion activities such as promoting trade fairs in Thailand, arranging trade missions and organising joint promotions including trade visits to increase business opportunities and expand the market for Thai products.
3. Trade service is concerned with trade enquiries, trade Information services, and trade service facilitations.