Home / Knowledge / News / Apparel/Garments / Bangkok aims to become Asean's apparel wholesale centre
Bangkok aims to become Asean's apparel wholesale centre
17
Apr '13
Thailand’s capital city of Bangkok is aiming to become the apparel wholesale centre for the Asean region.
 
Thailand’s Department of Industrial Promotion will begin to work on improving the capacity of the existing four apparel wholesale markets in Bangkok, next year, according to National News Bureau of Thailand.
 
Small and medium business in the four markets – Chatuchak, Bobae, Pratunam and Sampheng – would be the focus of the department’s drive, Wirit Wisetsin, director of the New Entrepreneurs Creation division of the department said.
 
The Industrial Promotion department’s drive would include projects for development of sector specific industries ahead of the Asean economic integration in 2015, and a project for market negotiation and survey.
 
Thailand is already a major centre for clothing items and if the four markets are synergized, garment exports from the country would surge to at least 24 billion baht per annum, Phrakhorachai Siphawathikun, chairman of Bobae Market’s export service centre, said.
 
The Philippines is currently the top importer of garments from Thailand, followed by Malaysia.
 

Fibre2fashion News Desk - India

Must ReadView All

Courtesy: Walmart

Apparel/Garments | On 23rd Mar 2017

Walmart acquires ModCloth

Walmart has acquired the assets and operations of ModCloth, one of...

Textiles | On 23rd Mar 2017

SIMA advises mills to avoid panic buying of cotton

The Southern India Mills' Association (SIMA) is advising mills to...

Apparel/Garments | On 23rd Mar 2017

Tulip Retail, True Fit personalise in-store shopping

Tulip Retail, a mobile application platform built exclusively for...

Interviews View All

Anshul Sood
Oceedee

‘Indian footwear market is nascent and largely a trend follower’

Rahul Bhadani
Looksgud

Navigating through catalogues is a bit hasslesome

Victor Chao
Esmetex

‘In future, clothing boundary lines will become increasingly blurred.’

Kai Poehler
Voith Paper GmbH & Co. KG

The glass mat industry is growing by five to eight per cent annually. Kai...

Urs Stalder
Sanitized AG

Urs Stalder, CEO, Sanitized AG, talks about the increasing use of hygiene...

Lynda Kelly
Suominen Corporation

Suominen Corporation is a manufacturer of nonwovens as roll goods for...

Mike Hoffman
Gildan Activewear SRL

Gildan Activewear, a manufacturer and marketer of branded clothing and...

Sanjukta Dutta
Sanjukta's Studio

<b>Sanjukta Dutta</b> creates unique garments by clubbing prints of...

Silvia Venturini Fendi
Fendi s.r.l

"Yes, my confidence and positive attitude are my strengths and should be...

Press Release

Press Release

Letter to Editor

Letter to Editor

RSS Feed

RSS Feed

Submit your press release on


editorial@fibre2fashion.com

Letter To Editor






(Max. 8000 char.)

Search Companies





SEARCH

news category


Related Categories:
March 2017

March 2017

Subscribe today and get the latest update on Textiles, Fashion, Apparel and so on.

SUBSCRIBE


Browse Our Archives

GO


eNEWS
Insights
Subscribe today and get the latest News update in your mail box.
Advanced Search