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Update August 24, 2016

Chiang Mai meets with Myanmar delegation to hammer out cross border trade details

Deputy Governor Phuthipong Sirimat, Myanmar Consul – General Kaung San Lwin, Niyada Muenanan of the Chiang Mai Commercial Office and President of the Chiang Mai Chamber of Commerce Wipanwan Worahuthitpong and President of the Thongyee, Myanmar Chamber of Commerce Tan Ongchanwin along with Customs and Immigration officers took part in a seminar on cross border trade this month.

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Chiang Mai and Myanmar held a meeting to strengthen border trade and discuss strategies and visa issues at a seminar held this month.

Deputy Governor Phuthipong Sirimat, Myanmar Consul – General Kaung San Lwin, Niyada Muenanan of the Chiang Mai Commercial Office and President of the Chiang Mai Chamber of Commerce Wipanwan Worahuthitpong and President of the Thongyee, Myanmar Chamber of Commerce Tan Ongchanwin took part in the seminar which covered such issues as trade opportunities along the border, creation of relationships between Chiang Mai and Shan State and customs collection and visa issues.

The seminar on cross border trade covered topics such as customs, immigration, tax collection, and increasing trade opportunities.

The event, which was held at the Rim Dao Resort also saw a discussion led by Bandit Thojinda, acting Customs Master in Chiang Dao, speak about tax collection and tax refund policies for border trade. Government law should be applied both ways and security would have to be extra tight but any violations would be prosecuted in accordance with policies and measures of the Customs Offices on both sides of the border.

Pol. Lt. Noparath Hengtraku of Chiang Mai Immigration provided visa regulations and policies noting that anyone with criminal records will not be allowed into the country whatsoever. He also explained policies by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, visa on arrivals and others. Any violation may lead to deportation and blacklisting.

After the first meeting, both parties agreed to most terms and conditions with the path to improved and increased trade and marketing laid out clearly.


Update August 9, 2016

Deputy Prime Minister kicks off Startup Thailand & Digital Thailand North

Deputy Prime Minister Somkid Jatusripitak presided over the opening ceremony of Startup Thailand & Digital Thailand North at Chiang Mai International Convention Center.

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Chiang Mai International Convention Center hosted the Startup Thailand & Digital Thailand Northern Region event with Deputy Prime Minister Somkid Jatusripitak presiding over the opening ceremony along with Deputy Governor Kris Thanawanitch, the Minister of Science and Technology Dr.  Pichet Durongkhaweroj, Minister of Information Technology and Communications Dr. Uttama  Saonayond along with Consuls and members of the diplomatic corps, businesspeople, students, scientists and others.

Booths were set up by tech companies to show off their products and services.

The event, held on August 5, 2016, included the keynote speech by K. Yodchin Supakul, Founder and CEO of Wongnai, a seminar on "Developing the Digital Economy through Startups" led by representatives from Advanced Info Service  Co.,Ltd., Total Access Communications Co.Ltd.,  True Corporations Co. Ltd, and  Communication Authority of Thailand (CAT).Another seminar on "Startups & New Investment Opportunities in Thailand" was led by representatives from four leading banks;  Kasikorn Thai Bank, Siam Commercial Bank, Bangkok Bank,  and Government Savings Bank.

Deputy Prime Minister Dr. Somkid Jatusripitak also lectured on "Startup Thailand & Digital Thailand; Creating Opportunities in the Region".

He focused on highlighting the policies of Prime Minister Gen Prayuth Chan-ocha,  to drive up  “Startup & Digital”  at a regional level, building Thailand 4.0 under the powerful combination of communication and business. The goal is to drive investment in startups in technology and revamp the economic structure for the Digital Age.

Seminars were held in Bangkok and also will be held in Khon Kaen and Phuket..


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Chiang Mai meets with Myanmar delegation to hammer out cross border trade details


Deputy Prime Minister kicks off Startup Thailand & Digital Thailand North


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