Dear Partners, Colleagues and Friends,
As we marked the 20th anniversary of the 9-11 attacks in New York City, I can't help but reflect on all that has happened in the world since that Tuesday morning in September. For those of you who have visited our office in lower Manhattan, you know that it overlooks the former site of the World Trade Center.
From our conference room window, we look down at the twin pools that outline the former footprint of the Twin Towers. It is a stark reminder of that day and of global events that have unfolded since those September attacks, twenty years ago.
The events of two decades past remind me of the complex challenges we face as global citizens and the special relationship that exists between Thailand and the United States.
As we continue to face our current challenge, the COVID-19 pandemic, I am reminded of the resilience of people and the inherent optimism we have, moving us forward, as we know that this too shall pass.
I think about the special bond between Thailand and the United States, the US-Thai Amity Treaty, also known as the "Treaty of Amity and Economic Relations between the Kingdom of Thailand and the United States of America". Singed in 1966, the Treaty gives special rights and benefits to American citizens who wish to establish their businesses in Thailand.
There is a lot happening in the Thai economy and we are seeing growth in industries critical to the global supply chain such as semiconductors and electronics manufacturing; industries and areas where American companies need support.
A few days ago we hosted a webinar focusing on the Thai Semiconductor and Electronics industries and how easy it is for companies to access the resources in Thailand. Below is a link to a recording of the webinar so you can learn more about the opportunities.
When you think about investing in Asia, think about Thailand. The long history of trade and commerce between our two countries has paved the way for U.S. companies to easily enter and operate in the Thai market, with generous incentives and partnering support services.
As always, my team and I stand ready to assist you and answer any questions you may have. We are here to help facilitate your business needs in Thailand.
Director, New York
Thailand Board of Investment