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Welcome back! We hope you had a nice summer vacation! Now it’s time to mark your calendar for a networking evening and get to know the other members of Thai-Norwegian Chamber of Commerce. We will also get a chance to meet the new staff from the Royal Norwegian Embassy in Bangkok.
Date: Tuesday, 12 September 2017
Time: 18.30 – 21.00 hrs.
Venue: Altitude room, Westin Grande Sukhumvit
Price: Baht 1,000 for members / Baht 1,500 for non-members
RSVP: firstname.lastname@example.org by 6 September 2017
Cancellation less than 48 hours in advance will be invoiced.
The event is sponsored by Samitivej Sukhumvit Hospital.
For more information, please find the enclosed flyer.
In this Nordic Breakfast Seminar, Dr. Bandid Nijathawaorn the President & CEO of Thai Institute of Directors will talk about anti-corruption work by Thailand’s Private Sector Collective Action Coalition Against Corruption (CAC), and why this is important for Thailand. We will also hear a Nordic perspective from Mr. Thaworn Srisuwanasorn of Yara (Thailand) Limited, the only Nordic company in Thailand with CAC certification.
Date: Monday, 28 August 2017
Time: 07.30 – 09.45 hrs.
Venue: Sheraton Grande Sukhumvit, Asoke II room
Price: Baht 800 for members / Baht 1,000 for non-members
Cancellation less than 48 hours in advance will be invoiced.
RSVP: email@example.com by 25 August 2017
Fly Air France in Business class and receive free CLARINS Skin Spa voucher!
Paris from THB 112,000*
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Book your Business Class ticket until 31 August and receive a free CLARINS Skin Spa voucher worth THB 3,500!
Valid for bookings in Business class from 10 to 31 August 2017 for travel from 01 November 2017 to 31 March 2018.
Terms and conditions apply.
For more details, please visit Air France website
On 18 July 2017, the Norwegian Seafood Council launched a new country of origin mark for Norwegian seafood, “Seafood from Norway” in Bangkok. The new mark is a symbol of origin and quality for all Norwegian seafood, farmed or wild caught in the cold, clear waters. It portrays uniqueness about Norway which associates with the rough climate and nature in which Norwegian seafood is raised.
Norway is a small country but still the second largest seafood exporter in the world. The unique combination of cold climate and crystal clear waters gives our seafood its superior quality and the unmistakable taste. Norway was built on its seafood industry with solid traditions of craftsmanship and care for nature. Today we are known all over the world for the way we manage our ocean resources in a sustainable manner. The new trademark "Seafood from Norway" is addressing these matters, founded on a genuine concern for environment and sustainability.
Photo by Norwegian Seafood Council: H.E. Kjetil Paulsen (Norwegian Ambassador), Mr. Jon Erik Steenslid (Norwegian Seafood Council) with a group of seafood importers, restaurants and media in Thailand.
The second issue for 2017 of the joint Norway-Asia Business Review was released on Monday, 10 July 2017. The magazine focuses mainly on the Norwegian business relationship with China and the new opportunities in both China and Norway. We also cover blockchains and crypto-currencies and finally take a look at some of the developments in Myanmar.
Several Norwegian Chambers of Commerce and Business Associations in South and Southeast Asia jointly issue the Norway-Asia Business Review.
The magazine reaches Norwegian-related business executives and decision makers throughout the region including the diplomatic missions as well as government ministries in Norway and Norwegian sector-based organisations, e.g. Innovation Norway and NHO. Business Review is a business magazine and the contents reflects this. The magazine focuses on Norwegian-related stories from the region and issues that have impact or interest for Norwegian related businesses. Business Review is available in print as well as digital form through Issuu and Pressreader.
Download the magazine online through this linkDownload
On Friday 7 July 2017, President of Thai-Norwegian Chamber of Commerce Ms Aina Eidsvik joined JFCCT in a courtesy dialogue with His Excellency Dr. Uttama Savanayana, Minister of Industry at Chunhawan Room, Ministry of Industry. Ms Aina Eidsvik and the other presidents of the JFCCT had the chance to discuss about the Industry 4.0, the EEC, Foreign Direct Investment and ‘Doing Business’ in Thailand, as well as expressed the foreign Chambers of Commerce's commitment to support in the Thai economy.
Photo by JFCCT
From the left:
• S.S. Phool (Vice President of India Chamber)
• Ramesh Narsinghpura (President of Mexican Chamber)
• Aina Eidsvik (President of Norwegian Chamber)
• Robert C. Fox (JFCCT Digital Economy / ICT Committee Chairman)
• Ron D. Livingston (Vice Chair of JFCCT, Board Member of Canadian Chamber)
• Stanley Kang (Chairman of JFCCT)
• H.E. Dr. Uttama Savanayana (Minister of Industry)
• Pasu Loharjun (Director General, Department of Industrial Promotion, Ministry of Industry)
• Siriruj Chulakaratana (Director General, Office of Industrial Economics, Ministry of Industry)
• Dr. Khim Boo (Vice Chair of Malaysian Chamber)
• Mallika E.S. Margherita (Vice President of Italian Chamber)
On Monday 26 June 2017, Thai-Norwegian Chamber of Commerce co-sponsored the Norway-Thailand LNG Partnership Seminar at Ministry of Energy, organised by Royal Thai Government and Royal Norwegian Embassy in Bangkok. The Chamber president, Ms. Aina Eidsvik also attended. The full day seminar presented the role Liquefied Natural Gas can have in the Thai energy mix and aimed to stimulate further cooperation between Thailand and Norway on LNG sector development. The report “Thailand LNG Sector Evaluation Report” was also launched in the seminar.
For information about the event, please visit the embassy's website.
In the picture: Norwegian Ambassador H.E. Kjetil Paulsen and Minister of Energy H.E. General Anantaporn Kanjanarat with Thai media group
On Wednesday, 14 June, the Thai-Norwegian Chamber of Commerce visits Premium members Aibel and Jotun together with the Royal Norwegian Embassy.
Both companies are cornerstones in the strong and growing economic relationship between Norway and Thailand. Aibel Thailand is a supplier of modules and platforms to customers worldwide and Jotun is a worldwide quality supplier of paint and coating in decorative paints, marine coatings, protective coatings and powder coatings. The chamber would like to thank you for two very interesting visits. We also learned that both companies take security and Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) very seriously.
They both have extensive training programs for their personnel and strict safety regimes, resulting in very few and very minor injuries at their facilities.
Aibel is a leading Norwegian company in the oil and gas industry. Aibel Thailand, located in Laem Chabang just outside of Bangkok, has specialized in modules for production vessels (FPSO), platforms and onshore plants.
Aibel’s yard is the only yard in Thailand that also supplies topsides to the Norwegian continental shelf. The ongoing project is a module for the Johan Sverdrup Drilling Platform. Johan Sverdrup is one of the five largest oil fields on the Norwegian continental shelf, and one of the most important industrial projects in Norway for the next 50 years. The module we went to see is almost finished and will sail to Norway on June 27 this year.
After visiting Aibel, Team Norway went to visit the paint and coating company Jotun, also located just outside of Bangkok, in Samut Prakan. Jotun, from the Norwegian city of Sandefjord, has been in Thailand for almost 50 years. Jotun Thailand is today the oldest Jotun factory outside of Norway. Their factory in Thailand employs more than 300 people. Globally, Jotun has close to 10 000 employees and in present in over 100 countries worldwide. Their investment in Thailand and in the region continues to increase, and Jotun plans to open new factories in the region this year; in Myanmar and in the Philippines.
More picture of TNCC Member Visit is available on Flickr
A new directive in Thailand will allow court pleadings and documents to be filed electronically. The Directive of the President of the Supreme Court on Submitting, Sending, and Receiving Pleadings and Documents via the Electronic Filing System came into effect on May 4, 2017.
The electronic filing system allows litigants to send and receive pleadings, notices, court orders, summonses, documents, and other types of warrants. In addition, required court fees and trial expenses may now be paid online via credit or debit card, bank transfer, or other methods specified in the Announcement of the Office of the Judiciary. The anticipated benefits of electronic filing include increased efficiency, productivity, and reduction of errors.
At the moment, the electronic system allows disputes over purchases, sales, leases, mortgages, pledges, contract guarantees, loan contracts, hire-purchases, and credit cards, but it may be extended to other types of disputes in the future. Currently, only three courts offer this service: (1) The Civil Court (Bangkok); (2) The Thon Buri Civil Court; and (3) The South Bangkok Civil Court. Per the directive, future courts that allow electronic filing will make public announcements.
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We are delighted to invite you to our annual summer party in Bangkok. Bring your spouse, friends and colleagues and join us in this informal networking to wish each other a happy summer holiday
Where: Westin Grande Sukhumvit Hotel
When: Thursday, 8 June 2017, 18.30-21.00 hrs.
Price: Baht 1,000 for members and Baht 1,500 for non-members
RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org.