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Thailand keen to exploit Vietnamese retail market

The Department of International Trade Promotion (DITP) under the Ministry of Commerce of Thailand has recommended Thai businessmen to study the possibility of exploiting Vietnam's steadily growing retail market.

Thailand becomes Vietnam’s largest automobile supplier in five months

Thailand has surpassed the likes of Indonesia and China to become Vietnam’s largest automobile supplier during the opening five months of the year, according to the General Department of Vietnam Customs.

Vietnamese female scientist honoured with King of Thailand Awards

Vietnamese scientist Ngo Thi Thuy Huong and her colleagues at Phenikaa University were recently honoured with the King of Thailand Awards in recognition of their outstanding achievements in the field of Vetiver phytoremediation technology.

Vietnam among six largest Thai tourism markets

Thailand has welcomed 9.47 million foreign tourists, including 84,221 Vietnamese visitors, so far this year, earning about 391 billion baht, equivalent to over US$11.3 billion, in revenue.

Vietnamese travelers to Thailand can only get 30-day visa free period

The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) have announced that they have changed the waiver arrival period for guests from 60 countries back to the original 30-day period for a visa, instead of 45 days as was previously announced.

First Vietnam Town in the world set to take shape in Thailand

Udon Thani city of the Thai province of the same name is set to develop the first-ever Vietnam Town in order to popularise Vietnamese goods, delicacies, and culture within the local community.

Ho Chi Minh City to host Amazing Thailand Fest 2023

The Amazing Thailand Fest 2023 will be held on February 25 - 26 at the Youth Cultural House in Ho Chi Minh City.

Thai largest retailer to pour over US$1.4 billion in Vietnam

Central Retail Corporation (CRC), the largest retailer of Thailand, has announced its biggest investment in Vietnam at 50 billion baht (1.45 billion USD) in the 2023-2027 period to accelerate its market presence in the country.

Thailand changes regulations on entry, leaving Vietnamese travelers confused

The Thailand Ministry of Public Health on January 9 said that the country has canceled the regulation requiring travelers to show certificates on Covid-19 vaccination when entering Thai territory.

Vietnam among leading destinations for Thai tourists

The number of Thai tourists is on the rise as many popular destinations have reopened without restrictions, while a weaker currency against the baht is also supporting the outbound tourism market.

Thai oil refining firm eyes investment in Vietnam

Thai Oil Plc (TOP), Thailand’s the largest oil refining company by capacity, is looking forward to pouring its investment in Vietnam, Indonesia and India, in the fields of oil refinery, lube oil and high-value petrochemical products.

Vietnam and Thailand cooperate to boost rice prices in global market

The Thai government has announced that Thailand and Vietnam have reached an agreement to increase the price of domestically produced rice in the global market in the context of rising costs in rice production.

Thailand’s Central Group plans to expand investment in Vietnam

Thai retail conglomerate Central Group is planning to expand aggressively at home and in neighboring Vietnam, hoping to tap an expected jump in demand when the COVID-19 pandemic ends, according to Nikkei Asia.

Central Retail to invest over $800 million in Vietnam in next 5 years

Thai retailer Central Retail Corporation has unveiled a five-year plan to invest more than 30 billion THB (829.34 million USD) to expand its operations in Vietnam.

Thai retail corporation to sell some 1,000 tonnes of lychees

Thailand's retail corporation Central Retail in Vietnam plans to put on shelves about 1,000 tonnes of lychee this year, with first batches of the fruit from Bac Giang province transported to its supermarkets after a ceremony on May 25.

Trade remedies to Thai sugar boost domestic recovery

After the Vietnamese imposition of anti-dumping and anti-subsidy duties, the volume of Thai sugar imported to Viet Nam hit a four-year low in Q1 of 2022, speeding up the recovery of domestic sugar.

Many Thai tour operators eye Vietnam market

Twenty Thai tour operators will come to Vietnam in early April to survey tour programs and bring Thai visitors to the country after two years of suspension induced by the Covid pandemic.

PM asks Thai investors to apply latest technologies in large-scale oil refining project in Vietnam

Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh has asked Thailand’s Siam Cement Group (SCG) and Amata Vietnam to apply latest technologies in the 5-billion-USD oil refining and petrochemical project in Vietnam.

Thailand holds largest share of Vietnamese car imports in 2021

Statistics compiled by the General Department of Vietnam Customs reveal that Thailand continued to dominate Vietnamese car imports last year.

Vietnamese, Thai navies conduct 44th joint patrol

The Vietnam People’s Navy and The Royal Thai Navy (RTN) have conducted their 44th joint patrol, according to Quan doi Nhan dan (People’s Army) newspaper.