Thailand sets up Chamber of Commerce in Macau

10 June 2010

Macau, China, 10 June – Thailand set up a chamber of commerce in Macau Wednesday to promote economic relations with China and Portuguese-speaking countries, said the Thai Trade Minister, Porntiva Nakasai.

“Creating the chamber of commerce in Macau has the main aim of promotion expansion of Thai exports to China and to Portuguese-speaking countries,” noted the Thai trade minister, Porntiva Nakasai, after the chamber was inaugurated.

Macau businessman, Lino Ho, takes on the presidency of the Thai chamber of commerce and was also named as honorary council to the Thai Ministry for Trade.

The Macau secretary for the Economy and Finance, Francis Tam, said that “this is the opportune moment for creating the Thai chamber of commerce,” noting that relations between the two territories “are now closer.”

Thailand “is a very important market for Macau,” Tam noted, saying that the country “is the largest supplier of rice and seafood,” as well as having a community in the region of around 3,000 members and being one of the main tourist destinations of the residents of the special administrative region of China. (macauhub)