List of Activities - Market Access
30 April, 2013 – A Seminar on EU Regulations on Food Labelling
Hotel Sofitel Bangkok Sukhumvit
With new regulations on provision of food information to consumers set to be implemented in EU nations, the European Union is seeking to ensure widespread understanding of the revised legislation among Thai food exporters. This joint seminar, held by the EU and Thailand’s National Bureau of Agricultural Commodity and Food Standards, made available a wide range of transparent, accurate and up-to-date information on EU food labeling practices to all stakeholders.
Presentations of the speakers can be downloaded here:
- Current EU Food Labelling Requirements [2 MB] , by Mr. Stuart Shotton , EU Expert
- Labelling of Allergenic Substances [915 KB] , by Mr. Stuart Shotton, EU Expert
- The New EU Food labelling legislation (Regulation 1169/2011) [1000 KB] , by Mr. Sukh Gill, EU Expert
- Nutrition Declaration [510 KB] , by Mr. Sukh Gill, EU Expert
- Additional Labelling Requirements [2 MB] , by Mr. Stuart Shotton, EU Expert
7 March, 2013 – A Seminar on EU Feed Rules and Feed Import Requirements and the Global Feed & Livestock Trends
The Imperial Queen’s Park Hotel, Bangkok
The European Union is seeking to sustain a high level of quality and safety for food and feed products through regulations that address the entire food chain from farm to fork. As one of the EU's major trading partners in agricultural products, Thailand is required to meet the standards defined by these regulations in order to maintain uninterrupted trade relations. This seminar, jointly organised by the European Union and the Board of Trade of Thailand, aims to inform Royal Thai Government officials and the private sector of the latest information on issues and regulations affecting feed production and experts.
Presentations featured in the seminar can be downloaded here:
- EU Feed Rules and Feed Import Requirements and the Global Feed Trends [2 MB] by Mr. Peter Radewahn, EU Expert
- Regulatory framework for Feed in the European Union (EU): Marketing of feed materials, compound feed and feed additives - Feed Hygiene - Feed Control [767 KB] by Dr. Wolfgang Trunk, EUROPEAN COMMISSION, DG SANCO - Animal Nutrition
- Feed safety in the European Union (EU) "from farm to fork [297 KB] " by Dr. Wolfgang Trunk, EUROPEAN COMMISSION, DG SANCO - Animal Nutrition
- Thailand Feed Situation in 2013 [3 MB] by Mr. Boontham Aramsiriwat, Secretary General of Thai Feed Mill Association
- by Mr. Kiddwong Sombuntham, Secretary General of The Swine Raisers Association of Thailand [7 MB]
- , Mr. Ekapoj Yodpinit, Vice President of Thai Shrimp Association [2 MB]
21st October, 2011 – Seminar on EU Plant Health Requirements
Sofitel Centara Grand Bangkok Hotel
This seminar provided participants with insight into import control measures used by the EU to protect against the potential introduction of harmful pests with the goal of ensuring a smooth trade relationship between the EU and Thailand.
Presentations of the speakers can be downloaded here:
- EU Strategy Against the Introduction of Harmful Pests [758 KB] , by Mr. Harry Arijs, Deputy Head of Unit (Plant Health), DG SANCO, European Commission
- Understanding the FVO and EUROPHYT [698 KB] , by Mr. Nandor Pete, Head of Unit (Plant Health), Food and Veterinary Office (FVO)
- EUROPHYT – EU System of Interception Notifications [476 KB] , by Mr. Nandor Pete, Head of Unit (Plant Health), Food and Veterinary Office (FVO)
- Interim Evaluation of the Phytosanitary Situation of Thai Plants for EU Export [243 KB] , by Mr. Harry Arijs, Deputy Head of Unit (Plant Health), DG SANCO, European Commission
- Import Inspection on Plants for Planting in the EU [2 MB] , by Mrs. Marjan Folkers, EU Expert
- Import Controls in the European Union in Fruits & Vegetables [4 MB] , by Mr. Wolfgang Willig, EU Expert
- How to Export to the European Union [989 KB] , by Mr. Pekka Penttila, Trade Attache, EU Delegation to Thailand
- Pest management strategy under emergency situation, principles and practice [3 MB] , by Mr. William Surman
- Quick View on the EU Pesticide Residue Legislation [565 KB] , by Ms. Dionyssis Vlachos
25th May, 2011 - Seminar on EU Competition Law for Thai Business
Grand Millennium Sukhumvit Hotel
This seminar presented attendees with information on the structure and applications of EU competition law as well as its impact on Thai businesses, including advice on how to cope with EU anti-competitive practices.
Speakers’ presentations can be downloaded from links listed below:
- Competition Law in Thailand [2 MB] by Mr. Santichai Santawanpas, Director of Business Competition Bureau, Department of Internal Trade, Ministry of Commerce
- Competition Law in Thailand: How It Evolves [675 KB] by Assoc. Prof. Dr. Sakda Thanitcul, Dean of Faculty of Law, Chulalongkorn University
- Model Competition Law for New Jurisdictions [489 KB] by Prof Alberto Heimler, Italian School of Government and Dr. K. Mehta, Former Director – Cartels, Directorate General for Competition, European Commission
- Recent Developments in EU Law and Enforcement [823 KB] by Prof Alberto Heimler, Italian School of Government and Dr. K. Mehta, Former Director – Cartels, Directorate General for Competition, European Commission
- Competition Law for Thai Business [564 KB] by Prof Alberto Heimler, Italian School of Government and Dr. K. Mehta, Former Director – Cartels, Directorate General for Competition, European Commission
July and September 2011 – Workshops on Improving Controls Systems in Thailand for Plants and Plant Products Intended for Export to the EU Multiple venues
A series of workshops was conducted under three sub-activities.
24-25 April 2012 - Workshop on EU Trade Defense Instruments: Sharing Experience
The Dusit Thani Bangkok Hotel
Through the Trade Defence Directorate, the European Union has long sought to protect its economy from international trade distortions through instruments that fully comply with EU law and regulations laid out by the World Trade Organization. Additionally, the Directorate also tracks the execution and efficiency of its own measures, those used by non-EU countries, and collaborate with trading partners for the drafting of new rules.
The two-day workshop aims at disseminating transparent, accurate and up-to-date EU trade-related regulatory information to relevant stakeholders in order to build capacity among the Thai government officials on EU trade-related policies and regulations as well as international practices; transfer knowledge on EU best practices to relevant Thai counterparts; and support deeper understanding of the EU procedures and practices for Trade Defence Instruments.
All presentations of the two-day workshop can be downloaded below.
- Countervailing Duty Investigations in the European Union [971 KB] by Mr. Edmund Sim, EU Expert
- Safeguard Investigations in the European Union [339 KB] by Mr. Edmund SIM
- Public/Union Interest in EU TDI [314 KB] by Mr. Edwin Vermulst
- EU Anti-Circumvention Rules & Practice [494 KB] by Mr. Edwin Vermulst
- Parellel Investigations and Judicial Review [328 KB] by Mr. Edwin Vermulst