Press Articles

Benz scraps warranty work on grey-market cars

Mercedes-Benz (Thailand) Ltd will no longer honour warranty claims for grey-market vehicles, putting further pressure on independent importers after it stopped providing pre-delivery inspection (PDI) services four months ago.

Key business bodies keen to meet new Govt

Two influential bodies, the Joint Standing Committee on Commerce, Industry and Banking (JSCCIB) and the Joint Foreign Chambers of Commerce in Thailand, will together meet members of the new Cabinet to propose their ideas for boosting the economy.

Thai Vegetable Export to the EU

The EU Commission has agreed upon the proposal with conditions that the 100% inspection shall be fully implemented by 15 March 2011 onwards and, most importantly, the problem shall “NOT” be intercepted, upon arrival at all EU ports, over 5 consignments within one year otherwise the EU Commission will initiate banning procedure. That means a very tiny margin of error could be found to those 16 vegetables originated from Thailand.

European union’s GSP extension to benefit Thailand

European Union’s decision to roll over the “Generalised System of Preferences” (GSP) for another two years will benefit Thai manufacturers, particularly those in the automotive, transport, lens and air-conditioners, according to the Foreign Trade Department.

Wooden toys for European markets

One Thai company has built a solid reputation with wooden toys and fine workmanship, different from mass-produced Chinese plastic toys.

German luxury carmakers think smaller

The battle for supremacy in the Thai luxury car market is most likely to centre around new small cars from BMW and Mercedes-Benz over the next two years.

EU challenge Asean on food safety

Asean will become a new food factory for the European Union and global market, replacing China and Japan after mounting natural disasters in those countries, if it can develop safety standards to meet consumer demand.

European collaboration on food safety

Experts in the UK are working with Thailand’s food industry to prevent contamination of animal food products that can cause food poisoning. The photo above is a microscopic view of the campylobacter bacteria responsible for food poisoning discussed in today’s article. Today’s article is full of English vocabulary that will be useful for students aiming at a career in health professions such as nursing and medicine.

Revised EU carbon plan will hit Asean

Southeast Asian nations including Thailand may lose an opportunity to sell more carbon credits to the European market after 2012 as the world’s largest carbon market is increasing its purchases from less developed countries. The Thailand Greenhouse Gas Management Organisation (TGO) has acknowledged the issue and been in contact with European delegations in Thailand in discussing solutions, said its deputy executive director Prasertsuk Chamornman.

Aroma marketing firm smells success

A Finland-based aroma marketing company hopes its new technology will energise Thailand’s printing and packaging industry by stimulating advertising with its low cost. Finland-based KA Aroma Marketing LLC is poised to enter Thailand this year, expecting newspapers and magazines can attract more advertising by offering something new media cannot.

In the mix: diversifying investments

Prime numbers are numbers that can be wholly divided only by themselves and one. Some experts say that prime investments are just as specific and unique. However, this is not really the case. Investment types and styles vary markedly, as do investors’ opinions about what is best suited to their individual needs.

Industry confidence, car exports up

The Thai Industries Sentiment Index (TISI) rose for the third consecutive month to 109.7 in December from 99.7 in November, Federation of Thai Industries (FTI) chairman Payungsak Chartsuthipol said on Thursday.