Analysis Of Japanese FDI In Thai Automotive Industry

The concrete of this disquisition is to irritate Japanese FDI in Thai automotive activity. The disquisition rouses succeeding a eraliness pigmy fact of how Thai automotive activity inaugurated and beseem one of the most momentous automotive discuss and ship-produceer in ASEAN negotiate and Japanese negotiate.

Thai automotive activity has potent private negotiate and interdiplomatic negotiates that influence the activity. Ship-amount of conducts has extensiond dramatically succeeding the connection of ASEAN (Association of South-East Asia Nations). Permitted traffic unarranged ASEAN communitys excludes tariff scold on automobiles and some of automotive tonnage. Permitted traffic unarranged Japan does not extension ship-amount of conducts dramatically approve ASEAN negotiates but JTEPA and AJCEP inferior evolution require and betterd competitiveness in Thai automotive activity. We possess fix out that FDI can extension fruitivity through technological profit.

Chapter 1: Introduction

Developing countries approve Thailand, we rely ship-amount as an engine of enlargement for the state succeeding a eraliness ship-amount accounts past than two thirds of GDP enlargement (Economy of Thailand, Wikipedia-2010). The deep activity in Thailand is automobiles and automotive tonnage succeeding a eraliness the bulk of 11% in whole activity (Economy of Thailand, Wikipedia-2010). Not exact the greatst bulk that automobiles and automotive tonnage activity has better than other industries but Thailand has a potent automotive activity as well-mannered-mannered. In 2010 automobiles and automotive tonnage has developn past than 63% (Thai Automotive Activity Association). Succeeding a eraliness past than 1.6 pet cars are executed in this year and this loveness class Thailand as 13th in the automobile evolution state in the globe (Thai Automotive Activity Association) Experts in automotive activity predicts that in 5 years Thailand get be class top 10 in automobile evolution. However the automobile and automotive tonnage are not potent to develop this wild if the activity does not possess Strange Straightforward Siege (FDI) from overseas. We all apprehend from economics citation tome that FDI can extension evolution through A and K which stands for technology and cardinal.

Y= A f(K,L)

Caves (1974) hinted that there are 2 fruitivity amiables from FDI. Primary commodities is denominated straightforward technology profit and relieve commodities is denominated competitive hurry. He to-boot argued that FDI better army state fruitivity through technology profit can betide when there is economic adjunction unarranged strange and topical firms. Empirical attraction for extension in fruitivity due to FDI get be discussed advance in Literature Review individuality. In this disquisition I get be concentscold on Japanese automotive marks gone Japanese automotive marks dominates the negotiate succeeding a eraliness negotiate allot of past than 91%. Likeness 1 pomps allot of negotiate in automotive marks in year 2009 and 2010. This negotiate allot is fitted by using barely sales lovenesss of voyager cars. In the automotive activity, there are 2 deep types of conducts are executed which are voyager cars and wholesale cars. Types of conduct evolution get be discussed succeeding in this disquisition.

With the greatst activity in the state, lofty book of evolutions and ship-produces and stupendous negotiate allots of Japanese automotive marks in Thailand, I unquestionably fancy that Japanese FDI progress into Thai automotive activity has some limit of forcible to Thai management in the forthcomings

There are 2 concretes and expected boons from this material completion.

Firstly, to inquire the post of Japanese FDI in Thai automotive activity in confer-upon and trends in the forthcoming. As I possess communication aloft Japanese automotive firms possess forcible impression to Thai automotive activity by solid progress of FDI which extension technology resemblingize and fruitivity as caves (1974) possess hinted. Understanding the ordinary posts and possess an proposal of how forthadvenient of the activity get be approve is momentous and this manages to relieve concretes and expected boons of this disquisition. Thus relieve concretes and expected boon is to hint policies to amelioreprove the competitiveness, fruitivity and extension in technology to Thai automotive activity. Basically hint policies to better Thai automotive activity to boon the state.

Scope of my con-over get concentscold on analyzing private and interdiplomatic negotiate and pomp what the forthadvenient get be for these negotiates. Interdiplomatic negotiate get grasp ASEAN, CLMV and Japan. The discuss to grasp interdiplomatic negotiate is that Japanese automotive firms see Thailand as conduct evolution hubs for south-east Asia. For private negotiate, my partition of the negotiate get rouse from year 1961 to ordinary year that is 2011. The discuss to rouse irritates in year 1961 is that Thailand rouse evolution of conducts on that year succeeding a eraliness barely 525 conducts are executed (Thai Automotive Activity Association). However the deep partition of Thai automotive activity get rouse succeeding year 1997 that is the year that Thailand faced succeeding a eraliness financial occasion. In union, irritate of forthadvenient continuance get end at year 2015 that’s the year that ASEAN Economics Community get be integrated. Irritate of forthadvenient continuances get adduce in all private, Japan and interdiplomatic negotiate. For twain Japan and interdiplomatic negotiate, irritate of automotive negotiate get rouse from year 2001 to confer-upon occasion plus forthadvenient which is until year 2015.

Chapter 2: Literature Review

There are great compute of research and studies environing FDI and automotive activity. This disquisition uses accidental series to irritate Japanese FDI in Thai automotive activity.

The con-over conducted by Caves (1974) hinted that there are 2 fruitivity commodities straightforward technology profit and extension in competitive hurry. He inferd that FDI better army state’s fruitivity through technology profit. Profit of technology happened when there is adjunction unarranged topical and strange firms.

The con-over conducted by Wilbur et al (2003) (Foreign Siege and Productivity) said that inprogress of FDI by Japanese firms extensiond emulation hurry in automobile assemblers and automotive tonnage. Productivity is betterd by emulation hurry by Japanese firms.

The con-over conducted by Nickell (1996) inferd that emulation tends to extension whole content fruitivity enlargement.

Most of the con-over inferd that profit of technology and competitive hurry can inflame the fruitivity.

The con-over conducted by Louis (1969) said that evolution of fruit succeeding a eralinessout the state should rouse when strange negotiate beseem great abundance to amount at mediocre require inferior than ultimate require plus conduct and duties.

The con-over environing permitted traffic treatys succeeding a eraliness distinction of (Final recital of CEPEA Track Two: Phase I). CEPEA is permitted traffic treatys unarranged ASEAN plus other 6 6 communitys. the con-over infer that FTA can extension GDP. constituent of CEPEA get possess GDP enlargement mediocre of 2.11% eraliness ASEAN boons past than other 6 communitys in CEPEA. succeeding a eraliness mediocre GDP enlargement for ASEAN is 3.83%. Thailand boon from CEPEA succeeding a eraliness enlargement of 4.78%.

Chapter 3: Elimicommunity Methodology

Chapter 3.1: Conceptual Framework.

The loveness aloft pomps conceptual framework for this disquisition. My conceptual framework rouses succeeding a eraliness Japan. Most of Japanese automotive firms endow in Thailand in the constitute of architecture contenties in the state. These contenties grasp twain contenty that amount automobile and automotive tonnage. Therefore these endowments are recitative in Thailand as FDI from Japan. As in the loveness FDI from Japan progresss to Thailand. These FDI made Thailand beseem one of the most loftyly technological in evolution and extension fruitivity. At the offer year of conducts evolution, Thailand executed conducts hither than call-for in the state thus at that occasion Thailand had to wonderificance conducts from overseas. However when Thailand became fruitive and compute of conduct evolutions is deep than private call-for, Thailand rouses to ship-amount to other countries approve ASEAN and CLMV. Gone then Thailand beseem one of the most momentous conducts discusss in ASEAN negotiate. As resemblingize of technology and evolution property extensiond, Thailand rouse to ship-amount to Japan. Ship-amount of Japanese fruit end to Japan is denominated re-significance for Japan. Japan rouse to re-significance conducts from Thailand in year 2010, gone Nissan, March is no longer executed in Japan.

Now all of the call-for for Nissan, March in Japan is contribute by Thailand. Therefore we can see the arrow from Thailand to Japan. In union, Thailand has ship-produceed conducts to Japan precedently year 2010 but succeeding a eraliness very moderation book of ship-produce. Thailand has ship-produceed conducts to other countries than ASEAN, CLMV and Japan but this disquisition get concentscold on barely these 3 negotiates as communication in occasion of con-over. Exports of conducts are not permittedly executed. There are tariff and Non-Tariff Barrier (NTB) to each negotiate. However Permitted Traffic Treaty (FTA) in each negotiate became one of the most momentous roles to extension ship-amount of conducts from Thailand. Terms of FTA for each negotiate get be discussed succeeding in the disquisitions.

Chapter 3.2: Postulates Collections

Most of my postulates are self-possessed from Thai Automotive Activity Association or TAIA. However most of the statistics are availpotent barely for the constituent of Thai Automotive Activity Association. Some of the deep statistics that are used in this disquisition are evolutions, sales and ship-produces of Thailand’s automotive activity gone year 1961. Sales of twain voyager cars and wholesale cars allotd into automotive marks that are the constituent of Thai Automotive Activity Association.

These are the deep postulates from Thai Automotive Activity Association. (details of statistic can be seen at epilogue individuality). Another origin of my postulates for this disquisition is The Tax Department. The tax departments are used to invent the prize of conducts ship-amount to ASEAN, CLMV and Japan negotiate from year 2001 to 2010. Statistics from the tax departments are pompn in pet of baht instead of compute of conducts approve what statistics from Thai Automotive Activity Association profits. Finally the deceasedst deep origin of postulates used in this disquisition is Bank of Thailand (BOT) and Board of Siege (BOI). FDI from Japan, USA and Korea are self-possessed gone year 1970 to confer-upon occasion.

Chapter 4: Overview of Automotive Industry

Automotive activity in Thailand inaugurated in year 1961succeeding a eraliness barely 525 cars were executed and private sales were 6860 cars. In year 2010, past than 1.6 pet cars were executed and past than 800,000 cars were sold privateally (Thai Automotive Activity Association). Automotive activity can allot its fruit into 2 deep groups that are voyager and wholesale cars.

Passenger cars are allotd into 6 groups according to engine bulk.

Engine unarranged 1,201 – 1500 cc

Engine unarranged 1,501 – 1,800cc

Engine unarranged 1,801 – 2,000 cc

Engine unarranged 2,001 – 2,500cc

Engine unarranged 2,501 – 3,000 cc

Engine past than 3,000cc

Commercial cars are allotd into categories adown

Van Micro Buses


Picks Up hither than 1 ton

1 ton Picks Up

Trucks unarranged (5 tons – 10 tons)

Trucks past than 10 tons

There are barely 14 discusss conceding twain voyager cars and wholesale cars in Thai automotive activity and barely 9 of them are conceding voyager cars.

Chapter 5: Private Market.

Thailand has potent private and interdiplomatic automotive negotiates which are proved by compute of private evolutions, compute of private sales and compute of cars ship-produceed. In year 2010, Thailand executed past than 1.6 pet cars and this class Thailand as 13th aswonder in automobile evolution in the globe. In this exception, barely private negotiate get be discussed.

Productions of automobiles inaugurated in year 1961 succeeding a eraliness barely 525 cars were executed by 4 pioneers.

Thai Motor Activity Co., Ltd.,

Kannasoot Co., Ltd.,

Siam Khonlakarn and Nissan Co., Ltd.,

Thonburi Car Assembly

Thai Motor Activity Co., Ltd., was the primary galaxy fix in Thailand. The apobject is influenceed by Anglo-Thai Motors Co., Ltd., which is Ford distributor in Thailand. Products of the apobject were Anglia, Ford tractor and Consul 105, Ford exchange. The relieve apobject to insert a fix in Thailand is denominated Kannasoot General Galaxy which is FIAT distributor. Siam Khonlakarn and Nissan Co., Ltd., was the third apobject to insert a fix and is the primary Japanese automobile mark to insert a fix in Thailand. However the apobject was wholly operated by Thai herd. The apobject is the distributor of Datsun and Nissan. Thonburi Car Galaxy which is the distributor of Mercedes-Benz and extransmute construction was the forth apobject to rouse evolution in the state. These four companies are potent to minister barely 7.65% of private call-fors. The luck of private evolution was due to proposition of influence for private car galaxy by legislation in year 1960. Precedently 1960, there was barely one tax scold on wonderificanceed Complete Build Up (CBU) and Complete Knocked Down (CKD) tonnage. However in 1960, legislation had announced to haunt tax scold on wonderificanceed CBU unnatural and gentle tax scold on wonderificanceed CKD tonnage by 50%. In union during 1964 to 1969, Board of Siege (BOI) had promoted the automotive galaxy activity according to endowment preferment Act. According to this Act, past than 10 automotive assemblers possess adventitious the activity. 10 companies are listed adown.

Pattana Automobile Co., Ltd.,

Prince Motor Thailand Co., Ltd.,

Toyota Motor Thailand Co., Ltd.,

Isuzu Motor (Thailand) Co., Ltd.,

Thai Hino Activity Co., Ltd.,

Thai Auto-Invent & Galaxy Co., Ltd.,

Nailerd Co., Ltd.,

Product and Package Delivery Authority

International Engineering Co., Ltd.,

Bangchun General Galaxy Co., Ltd.,

Although in 1969, Thailand has14 assemblers succeeding a eraliness private evolution were 12,140 conducts but this is equipollent to 18.55% of private call-for. Succeeding 1969, flatten though the evolutions of conducts were not adequate to iteme private call-for, BOI settled endowment preferments for automobile galaxy. Gave the discuss that too multifarious assemblers get fall-short to thrust economies of flake. Succeeding proposition of BOI there were barely 9 assemblers in operations.

Figure 3: Private Production, Private Sales and Ship-amount (1988 – 2010)

(Source: Thai Automotive Activity Association)

Thai automotive activity has private evolution bigness deep than private call-for gone 1988 succeeding a eraliness past than 150,000 conducts were executed in that year. Excess of private call-for were ship-produceed and this was the year that Thailand rouse ship-produceing of conducts. Thailand became ship-amount oriented gone 1996 which is pompn in loveness 3; from top A in loveness 3 reconfer-upon the year that Thailand became ship-amount oriented. Ship-amount of conducts has developn past than 33% on mediocre gone the source of the ship-produceing continuances. One of the discusss to teach this wild enlargement of ship-amount of automotive is evolution moderation. Mr. Atsuo Kurada, principal of the Japanese External Traffic Organization (JETRO) in Bangkok said that “Thailand has beseem a very favorpotent ship-amount and evolution moderation for Japanese assemblers” he to-boot adventitious that “several auto-manufacturers possess settled their Japanese contenties to shelve evolution to Thailand”.

Thai automotive activity has developn exponentially gone the source of the evolution in 1961 to 1996; which are pompn in loveness 2. In 1997 due to Asia Financial Crisis, twain private evolution and private sales percodeceased sharply. This is pompn in top B in loveness 3. Private evolution in year 1997 percolateped by 35.47% and private sales decreased by 38.36%. In year 1998 these 2 lovenesss possess advance percolateped and thrust its loftyest disclaiming enlargement of 56.11% for private evolutions and 59.74% for private sales. However during the financial occasion, one monstrosity that Thai automotive activity is doing well-mannered-mannered-mannered is ship-produce.

Export has developn sharply in twain 1997 and 1998 succeeding a eraliness past than 200% in enlargement scold in 1997 and past than 60% in 1998. Thai automotive activity had gained boon from this financial occasion gone decay of the Thai baht caused by the judgment of the Thai legislation to transport the baht and this fruit in deprize of Thai baht. Thai made automobile were beseem past beautiful. In 1999 one year succeeding stupendous percodeceased in private evolution and sales loveness, Thai automotive activity was managed to deeptain lofty enlargement scold succeeding a eraliness past than 100% in private evolution, 50% extension in private sales and ship-amount develop past than 80%. Rectification of Thai automotive activity was wonder.

Another momentous financial occasion that slowed down the enlargement of Thai automotive activity betidered in year 2008. This financial occasion is caused by liquidity shortfall in the United States banking method and manageed to rigid global economics recession. Due to 2008 financial occasion, private evolution had shclass by past than 28% and sales percolateped by 10%. Gone the occasion manage to global economics recession, ship-produces of automobiles possess damaged a lot succeeding a eraliness compute of conducts decreased by past than 30%. Percodeceased in private evolution, private sales and ship-produces are pompn in top C in loveness 3.

In loveness 3 we can obpromote that the activity reverberebuke in year 2010 chiefly private evolution and ship-amount possess developn past than 60%. Private sales to-boot develop past than 45%. There must be some discusss that Thai automotive activity has recruited this wild. Financial occasion in 2008 was plenteous bigger than 1997 Asia financial occasion and possess commodities globally not exact Asia and ASEAN. One of the discusss subsequently this wild rectification of Thai automotive activity is the shelveing of evolution moderation of Nissan, March. Nissan has announced that the apobject get shelve their Nissan, March evolution moderation to Thailand. The discuss subsequently shelveing of evolution moderation is to minimize the evolution require said by Nissan. The shelve in evolution moderation expedientss that Nissan, March is no longer amount in Japan and all the evolution get be executed in Thailand. Thus extension in private evolution must be call-for for Nissan, March in Japan. Sharp extension in ship-amount should to-boot be fruit from shelve in evolution moderation by Nissan, March gone we want to ship-amount Nissan, March end to Japan. Conceding own fruit succeeding a eralinessout the state and wonderificance end to the state is denominated “re-import”. Nissan uses “re-import” policy to contract their evolution require.

Shifting of Nissan evolution moderation boon past than exact extension in private evolution and ship-amount of conducts but to-boot extension technological resemblingize to each fix friend succeeding a eraliness evolution of Nissan, March. This get extension fruitivity and hopeeasily the technological apprehendledge get be profit to other galaxy fix in Thailand and hopeeasily extension fruitivity of Thai automotive activity.

FDI plays an momentous role in evolution of conduct in Thailand chiefly to technological resemblingize and cardinal resemblingize in the state

Figure 4: Progress of FDI to Automotive sector by Japan and USA

(Source: Board of Investment, BOI)

We can cloffer see that Japan possess endowed past coin in automotive sector than USA. This is not astounding loveness gone Japan has greatr negotiate allot in automotive negotiate in Thailand. Succeeding a eraliness the greatst negotiate allot that Japanese assemblers possess, can FDI from Japan extension evolution of Thai automotive activity? The interconnection unarranged private evolution and Japanese FDI are pompn in the loveness adown. To see clime progress of Japanese FDI has any assured commodities on private evolution, progress of Japanese FDI is pompn in lifeshort axis (item in thousands of pets of baht) and private evolution is pompn in upright axis. Series of wary correspondence cofruitful is used to pomp how Japanese FDI and private evolution are correlated.

Figure 5: interconnection unarranged private evolution and Japanese FDI

(Source: Thai Automotive Activity Association, TAIA and Board of Investment, BOI)

The fruit tells us that private evolution is assuredly loftyly correlated succeeding a eraliness progress of Japanese FDI succeeding a eraliness correspondence cofruitful resembling to 0.89 (estimation of correspondence cofruitful is pompn in epilogue individuality).

Thus we can infer that progress of FDI chiefly Japanese FDI to automotive sector can inflame compute of conducts executed privateally. This fruit is similar as what (caves 1974) has inferd. He inferd that FDI has 2 deep amiables on fruitivity. Primary commodities is the technological profit by oversea assemblers and relieve amiables is the extension in competitive hurrys that get extension fruitivity. However, we are not yet potent to pomp how extension in competitive hurry can extension the evolution.

Automotive activity is one of the potentest industries in Thailand succeeding a eraliness potent private negotiate that influence the activity. Thai automotive activity has developn steadily gone the source of the evolution in 1961 but succeeding a eraliness some slowdown in enlargement scold during 1997 Asia financial occasion and 2008 financial occasion in USA. Twain occasion are weighty and possess damaged global management but Thai automotive activity can calm?} touch these occasion.

Foreign assemblers are the key role in this activity. I judge that Thai automotive activity cannot develop this wild or recruit this wild from superior financial occasion succeeding a eralinessout influenceing from strange assemblers; FDI from superior automotive discusss and transmute in evolution policy by Nissan. Succeeding a eraliness the force of private negotiate that Thai automotive activity has, I judge that there calm?} rooms for developing and beseem one of the superior automobile discusss and ship-produceer in the globe.

Chapter 6: Interdiplomatic Markets

In existent era, it’s unusable to forsake trading succeeding a eraliness other countries chiefly trading of fruits that Thailand is amiable at conceding that is automobile. In this exception we get be analyzing interdiplomatic negotiates which grasp ASEAN negotiates and Japanese negotiate partition of ASEAN negotiate get be allotd into 2 groups which are ASEAN-5 and CLMV. ASEAN-5 consists of Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia, Brunei and Philippines eraliness CLMV is adventitious by Cambodia, Lao, Myanmar and Viet Nam.

To start succeeding a eraliness ASEAN has been one of the most momentous regions for Thai automotive activity. The whole prize of trading unarranged ASEAN negotiates in 2010 is deep than 88,000 pets of baht. The discuss to rive ASEAN negotiate into 2 groups is that CLMV has adventitious ASEAN deceased. In apobject to append ASEAN for CLMV, they are required to wonder ASEAN Permitted Traffic Treaty (AFTA). This treaty get exclude tariffs and Non-Tariff Barriers (NTB) succeeding a eralinessin ASEAN constituents. To consummate this design, The Common Effective Preferential Tariff (CEPT) plot is requisite for each ASEAN constituents. What this does to each ASEAN constituent is that each ASEAN constituents are required to adduce tariff scold unarranged 0 to 5%. Gone CLMV has adventitious ASEAN deceased, some of the tariff scold is not unarranged 0 to 5% yet. Thus it’s rich for them to wonderificance automobiles from Thailand and comparison of conducts ship-amount to ASEAN is not likely to do consequently ASEAN-5’s tariff scold is exempted from ASEAN constituent. Therefore it is requisite to allot ASEAN into 2 groups.

The loveness 6 adown pomps the prize of automobile ship-amount to ASEAN. In year 2001, the ship-amount prize of automobile from Thailand to ASEAN-5 is very low. This is consequently at this top AFTA is not easily operated yet. Flatten though ASEAN constituents possess wondered AFTA treatys in 1992. In year 2003, AFTA is now easily operated and this fruits in stupendous extension in ship-amount of automotive to ASEAN-5 which is pompn in loveness 6 top A.

Figure 6: Ship-amount of conducts to ASEAN negotiates


(Source: The Tax Department)

Export of conducts to ASEAN-5 negotiate is developing at very wild scold succeeding a eraliness mediocre enlargement of past than 100% gone the source of 2001. Succeeding the connection of AFTA by ASEAN-5, Thailand cannot repudiate this negotiate consequently of this stupendous prize of ship-amount are trafficd unarranged them. One of the discusss subsequently this great prize of ship-amount of automobile is the evolution bigness that Thailand has. Likeness 7 pomps the evolution of conducts by ASEAN-5 countries.

From the loveness aloft we can observed that Thailand has the loftyest conduct evolution unarranged ASEAN-5 countries. Thailand can amount automobile twice as amiable as Indonesia. Half of whole conducts evolutions in ASEAN-5 countries are advenient from Thailand in twain 2009 and 2010. The evolution bigness is now assimilated to population unarranged ASEAN-5 amounts. Bulk of population and evolution Bigness are pompn in loveness 8 adown.

Firstly, let’s presume that each community in ASEAN-5 has similar call-for for automobile according to their populations. Thus this moderation community succeeding a eraliness lofty population get call-for past conducts than community succeeding a eraliness inferior population. By this boldness, any community succeeding a eraliness population loftyer than Thailand should has evolution bigness loftyer than Thailand. For gonerity we get presume that call-for of conducts are contribute by each community, no traffics are mingle. Thus community such as Indonesia, Philippines should possess loftyer evolution bigness than Thailand. But in truth these 2 countries possess inferior evolution bigness than Thailand. In apobject to minister their private call-for, they want to wonderificance. Therefore Thailand wants to contribute their call-for. As a fruit we saw stupendous extension in ship-amount of conducts to ASEAN-5 communitys. From loveness 7 and 8, we could say that Thailand has beseem automobile evolution hubs in South-East Asia.

The loveness 9 adown pomps the ship-amount of automobile to CLMV negotiates. Ship-amount of conducts to CLMV negotiate is developing at very wild scold chiefly Lao. Thai ship-amount to Lao succeeding a eraliness prize of barely 120 pet baht in year 2001. Succeeding AFTA ship-amount of Lao has developn past than 40 occasions gone 2001. In 2010 Thailand ship-amount conducts to Lao succeeding a eraliness ship-amount prize deep than 4,000 pet baht. However prize of ship-amount to Lao may seems very lofty in CLMV negotiates but when Prize of automobile ship-amount to Lao is assimilated to ASEAN-5 community such as Indonesia, Thailand ship-amount conducts to Indonesia succeeding a eraliness prize noffer thrusted 30,000 pet baht. That’s noffer 1/10 of Lao’s prize. In loveness 9, we observed that Cambodia, Lao and Myanmar possess loftyer ship-amount prize than Vietnam. This is consequently these 3 countries possess boarder next to Thailand and it frames conduct of conducts plenteous easier.

Figure 9: Ship-amount of automobile to CLMV negotiates

(Source: The Tax Department)

Both ASEAN-5 and CLMV negotiates possess been one of the most momentous negotiates for Thai automotive activity. As Thailand beseem past fruitful in evolution of conducts and technological resemblingize has thrusted its model resemblingize original by most exposed countries. As a fruit ship-amount of conducts to Japanese negotiate has been momentous negotiate for Thai automotive activity. Thailand has wondered permitted traffic treatys succeeding a eraliness Japan denominated Japan Thai Economic Partnership Treaty (JTEPA) in 2007. The meaning of this exchange is not exact the decrease or elimicommunity of tariff but to-boot focuses on inoculation and technological profit which get frame Thai discuss beseem past competitive in Globe negotiate. Thailand instantly removed tariff on wonderificanceed Japanese steel by 50% succeeding wondering of JTEPA and get easily exclude tariff on wonderificanceed Japanese steel in 2017. This get definitely contract require to automotive assemblers in Thailand and frames it past beautiful to interdiplomatic negotiates. Another boon from JTEPA is the elimicommunity of tariff on most of auto-tonnage by 2012. All auto-tonnage get be service permitted in 2017. Again this get boon Thai automotive activity.

Another permitted traffic treaty that Thai made succeeding a eraliness Japan is AJCEP which stands for (ASEAN-Japan Comprehensive Economic Partnership). Actually this treaty is not unarranged Thai and Japan but its ASEAN and Japan. The concretes of this permitted traffic treaty are profit of technology into ASEAN and better rational expedients. Of series, the deep concrete is to contract or exclude tariff unarranged ASEAN communitys and Japan. However AJECP does not possess any boon to Thai automotive activity gone Tariff for this activity is precisely the similar as JTEPA. There are barely 71 fruits that boon from AJECP that are agricultural fruits. These 2 permitted traffic treatys, JTEPA and AJCEP does not extension the ship-amount prize to Japanese negotiate but these 2 treatys definitely extension Thailand’s competitiveness to ASEAN and globe negotiate consequently of decrease or elimicommunity of tariff on Japanese wonderificanceed steel and automotive tonnage.

The loveness 10 pomps the ship-amount prize of automobile to Japan assimilate succeeding a eraliness ASEAN negotiates. The prizes of ship-produces are assimilated in 3 year rouseing from year 2008, 2009 and 2010.

Figure 10: Ship-amount prize of Automobile to Japan.


(Source: The Tax Department)

From loveness 10 top A, we can see that Thailand ship-amount moderation prize of conducts to Japan chiefly in year 2009. We can sometimes see the bar on the loveness. As communication aloft those 2 permitted traffic treatys do not extension the bulk of ship-amount prize to Japan. However, in year 2010 we can see stupendous extension in ship-amount prize of conducts to Japan. This stupendous extension is due to shelve in evolution moderation of Nissan, March. On July 2010, Nissan has announced to shelve their Nissan, March evolution moderation to Thailand. The deep discuss subsequently this judgment is to inferior the evolution require. Nissan said that Thailand has lofty resemblingize of technology in evolution of automobiles and advantages in precipitation gone Thailand is located in character of South-East Asia. By shelveing the evolution moderation to Thailand, Nissan can inferior their evolution require by 10%. Currently Nissan, March is sold at hither than 1 pet yen or hither than 370,000 baht. Japan. Shelve in evolution moderation expedientss that Nissan, March are no longer executed in Japan and call-for for Nissan, March is ministerd by Thailand. Thus the ship-amount prize of conducts to Japan sky rocketed. In union, shelveing in evolution moderation extension technological resemblingize in Thailand and this get extension fruitivity and competitiveness to Thai automotive activity.

Thailand’s automotive activity has potent interdiplomatic negotiate that could manage Thailand to beseem one of the most momentous automotive evolutions in the forthadvenient succeeding a eraliness lofty scold of enlargement in ship-amount prize to ASEAN negotiates which grasps ASEAN-5 and CLMV negotiate and convenience to unfold ship-amount of conducts to new negotiate such as Japan. Property of automotive evolutions are beadvenient past and past acceptpotent by overseas. Thai automotive activity has a very pellucid forthcoming.

Chapter 7: SWOT Analysis

In this exception, SWOT partition is used to irritate Thai automotive activity in signal of private evolution, private sales and interdiplomatic sales or ship-amount to interdiplomatic negotiates. In each individuality, force, worthlessness, convenience and intimidation get be irritated by twain experts and my opinions towards Thai automotive activity.

Chapter 7.1: Force of Thai automotive activity

The primary force of Thai automotive activity is the advantages in geographical precipitation to beseem evolution hubs. Thailand is located in a character of Asia and this profits us the convenience to traffic succeeding a eraliness countries in Asia. Thus the geographical precipitation profits convenience for Thai automotive activity to unfold to new interdiplomatic negotiate.

The relieve force of Thai automotive activity is the Connection of ASEAN constituents. ASEAN profit us the convenience to traffic permittedly succeeding a eralinessin the regions by AFTA. This boon Thai automotive assemblers gone some components used in evolution of conducts are rich to amount privateally and AFTA acceleration assemblers to inferior their require by wonderificanceing of automotive tonnage.

The third force of Thai automotive activity is that Thailand has potent private and interdiplomatic negotiate. Potent in this aswonder expedientss prize of conducts sold. It’s potent abundance to influence the ordinary evolution bigness of 1.6 pet conducts in 2010. If private and interdiplomatic negotiate is not potent abundance, it

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