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TGJTA roadshow to promote Thailand Gems & Jewelry Fair in Hong Kong and China

The Thai Gem and Jewelry Traders Association (TGJTA) led a delegation to participate in a roadshow to Hong Kong on March 3, 2017 and to Guangzhou on March 5, 2017 to strengthen relationship with the media and overseas alliances.

During the roadshow in Hong Kong,the delegation held a series of meetings with overseas partners, including the Hong Kong Jewellery & Jade Manufacturers Association (HKJJA) to discuss opportunities for future cooperation. Moreover, Suttipong Damrongsakul, president of TGJTA gave an interview to Hong Kong Jewelleryregarding the upcoming Thailand Gems & Jewelry Fair 2017 as well as an overview of Thailand’s jewellery industry and tax incentives for jewellery manufacturing and trading in Thailand.

“The Thailand Gems & Jewelry Fair is not only for Thai operators, but for the whole jewellery industry in ASEAN,” said Suttipong. “The TGJTA has a strong relationship with trade associations worldwide and we also have strong support from the Thai Ministry of Tourism in promoting Thailand as the shopping hub for gems and jewellery.”

“The Thai government has been highly supportive of the gems and jewellery industry; currently there is no VAT (value-added tax) in Thailand for rough stones, gold and silver chains and machinery,” he said.

Public relations representatives of the Thailand Gems & Jewelry Fair also met international media partners from Hong Kong, China, India, Taiwan, Singapore and the United States to promote the first international mid-year gems and jewellery show to be held in Bangkok in June.

On March 5, 2017, Suttipong met with Chen Huan Zhao, chairman from Guangdong Private Enterprise Culture Promotion Association and executive vice president from Guangzhou Chaoshan Association. Both organisations were invited to participate in this year's Thailand Gems & Jewelry Fair in order to promote trade between the two countries.

The Thailand Gems & Jewelry Fair will be held from June 15 to 18, 2017 at Impact Challenger 2, Muang Thong Thani, Bangkok, Thailand.TGJTA said the optimal timing will allow major international buyers to visit the fair to conduct business with quality exhibitors and view quality raw material and finished products from ASEAN+6 countries. The fair will also feature new trends and innovation in the industry, highlighting Thailand’s strength as a world-class hub for gems and jewellery while providing a platform for networking across the industry.

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