THAI HOUSEWARES TRADE ASSOCIATION

ESTABLISHED SINCE AUGUST 2001 WITH INITIALLY 43 MEMBERS.  PRESENTLY, WE HAVE OVER 100 MEMBERS COVERED ALL KINDS OF HOUSEWARES PRODUCTS WHICH CLASSIFIED INTO 6 GROUPS AS FOLLOWS;-
  • PLASTIC AND MELAMINE PRODUCTS
  • WOODEN PRODUCTS
  • STAINLESS STEEL & ALUMINIUM WARES
  • GLASSWARES
  • MISCELLANEOUS PRODUCTS
  • SERVICES PROVIDE

HOUSEWARES SECTOR OF THAILAND CONTRIBUTED EXPORT FIGURES TO THE COUNTRY (YEAR 2010) AROUND USD 700-800 MILLION PER ANNUM WITH AVERAGE GROWTH RATE OF 12-15%.  THIS FIGURE DOES NOT INCLUSIVE OF DOMESTIC CONSUMPTION WHICH AVERAGE AROUND USD 800-1,000 MILLION PER ANNUM.  TOTAL MARKET FOR THIS SECTOR AROUND USD 1,800 MILLION PER ANNUM.

OBJECTIVES OF THE ASSOCIATION DIVIDED INTO 2 PARTS;

1. EXTERNAL OBJECTIVES ;TO MAINTAIN AND PROTECT BENEFITS OF MEMBERS, BEING REPRESENTATIVE OF MEMBERS IN NEGOTIATING WITH GOVERNMENTAL AND PRIVATE AGENCIES.

  • TO BUILD AND PRESENT IMAGE AND POTENTIAL OF THAILAND HOUSEWARES INDUSTRY TO LOCAL AND INTERANTIONAL CUSTOMERS.
  • TO PROTECT AND NEGOTIATE FOR THE RIGHT, LEGALITY AND COMMITMENT, ETC.
 
2. INTERNAL OBJECTIVES;
  • TO CO-OPERATE AND CO-ORDINATE IN ORGANIZING ACTIVITES TO ENHANCE POTENTIAL OF HOUSEWARES INDUSTRIAL IN THE FORM OF SEMINAR, TECHNOLOGY, SERVICES, MARKETING AS WELL AS PRODUCTS DESIGN.
  • TO NARROW THE GAP AND TO PROMOTE THE RELATIONS BETWEEN BUSINESS OPERATION IN THE SAME FIELD IN ORDER TO EASE THE COMPETITION, TO PREVENT PRICES CUT, AS WELL AS TO PROMOTE INTEGRATED FAVOURED MARKETS.
  • TO PROVIDE AND DISTRIBUTE TRADE INFORMATIONS FOR ALL THE MEMBERS.
  • TO BE MIDDLEMAN IN RECONCILATION DISPUTE AND DISAGREEMENT WHICH MAY ARISE AMONGST MEMBERS.

ASSOCIATION ACTIVITIES CONDUCT;

  • REDUCING MEMBERS COST IN PARTICIPATION INTERNATIONAL FAIRS ;  SAMPLES CONSOLIDATION DELIVERY TO THE FAIR, COORDINATE AND COMBINE GROUP TO BUY AIR-TICKETS, BOOKING HOTEL, ARRANGE TRANSPORTATION BETWEEN AIRPORT TO FAIR GROUND AND HOTEL.  DEPOSITE SAMPLES AFTER FAIR END FOR NEXT FAIR PARTICIPATION.
  • MARKETING SUPPORT;  CIRCULATING MAIL ADVISING MARKET SITUATION TO ALL MEMBERS TWICE OR THREE TIMES A WEEK TO KEEP THEM ALERT AND UPDATE ALL THE TIME.  THIS HELP A LOT FOR MEMBERS’MARKETING PLAN AND DECISION.
  • CLOSE COORDINATE WITH GOVERNMENTAL OFFICES TO ENSURE THAT THEY KNOW WHAT OUR MEMBERS NEED BEST.
  • STRENGTHEN ASSOCIATION OUTLOOK;  HOLD OUT-GOING MEETING IN THE REGION EACH YEAR TO CREAT HARMONY AND WELL-UNDERSTANDING BETWEEN MEMBERS.  DONATE TO THE POOR, THE HANDICAP PEOPLE, ETC IN EACH REGION WHEREAS THE ASSOCIATION HELD THE MEETING.
  • CLOSE CONNECTION WITH FAIRS ORGANIZER FOR BETTER BARGAINING POWER.
  • CO-ORGANIZED BIG+BIH FAIR WITH DEPARTMENT OF EXPORT PROMOTION OF THAILAND FOR MEMBERS’BENEFITS.
  • ARRANGE ASSOCIATION  BROCURE TO PUBLICIZE MEMBERS, PRODUCTS AND ASSOCIATION ITSELF.  THIS BROCHRURE WILL BE CIRCULATE THROUGH OFFICES OF D.E.P IN MORE THAN 56 COUNTRIES ONE WAY.  THE OTHER WAYS WILL BE DISTRIBUTED TO THE REAL BUYERS  IN EVERY FAIRS WHERE OUR MEMBERS PARTICIPATED.