JOINT FOREIGN CHAMBERS OF COMMERCE IN THAILAND

The Thai-Norwegian Chamber of Commerce is an active member of the Joint Foreign Chambers of Commerce in Thailand. Several members of the board of the Thai-Norwegian Chamber of Commerce play leading in the JFCCT and its committees. Vibeke Lyssand Leirvåg, Vice President of the Thai-Norwegian Chamber of Commerce, is also a Vice Chair of JFCCT.

The Joint Foreign Chambers of Commerce in Thailand is the umbrella body for various Thai- foreign chambers or business associations operating in Thailand. There are 33 chambers and business associations representing more than 9,000 companies in this wide membership.

JFCCT’s mission is to promote trade and foreign investment, encourage skills development and transfer with the overall aim of contributing to the economy in which we live and work and to which we have made our commitments. JFCCT works with the Royal Thai government and various government agencies such as the Board of Trade, Board of Investment and the Federation of Thai Industries and many sector-specific agencies, and by way of advice and recommendation to foreign governments – for the benefit of the Thai economy. If the Thai economy benefits and grows, so too will all those who are part of it.

The JFCCT and its member chambers can trace a history going back several decades. As the relationship has grown closer, JFCCT has become a real partner with Thailand: a partner with the government and a partner with the private sector in the positive story of economic development and growth.

The JFCCT aims to contribute to the economic development of Thailand in a positive way, across all sectors of the economy. Through education, discourse and collaboration, rather than by making demands, the JFCCT aims to build consensus amongst its constituent members and work with all others in the economy on proposing solutions and through collaborating on problem solving. JFCCT thus do and will continue to propose and recommend positive developments and oppose threats, which would undermine in the long term Thailand’s economic development. The organisation draws on the experience and expertise of its members in making their contributions. JFCCT champions for the best ways to help make Thailand a leader in being attractive for foreign investment, and in attracting the most valuable kinds of foreign investment.

JFCCT Committees and the Norwegian Chamber representatives

  • Digital Economy / ICT Committee (Jostein Aksenes, Rajiv Bawa, Gunnar Bertelsen)
  • Education & Skills Committee
  • International Trade Committee (Gur Prasad Kohli (Chair)
  • SME Committee (Rajiv Bawa, Vibeke Lyssand Leirvåg)
  • Sustainability Committee (Eirik Mork Knudsen, Svein Rasmussen (Starboard))
  • Tourism Committee (Ingeborg Fallet Kristensen)