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British Chamber of Commerce Thailand
 
Address: 7th Floor, 208 Wireless Road
City: Bangkok
Post Code: 10330
Country: Thailand
Phone Number: +66 (0) 2651-5350-3
Fax Number: +66 (0) 2651-5354
General Email: [members only]
URL: www.bccthai.com
Business Activity:Chamber of Commerce
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Background
Founded in 1946, British Chamber of Commerce Thailand (BCCT) is the oldest foreign chamber and the largest non-Asian foreign chamber in Thailand. In addition, it is the largest and oldest British Chamber in Asia. At its inception there were 17 founding British members and three associate members.

Today the BCCT has a membership of more than 620 companies with over 1,600 named representatives covering a broad cross-section of business interests in Thailand. Membership, which is open to companies of all nationalities and sizes, has increased by 77% in the last nine years.

Our mission statement is:-

"To serve the needs and promote the development of British business in Thailand and as 'Partners in Progress' contribute directly to Thailand's economic advancement"

The BCCT is fully self-funded with no financial support from government or any other British or Thai external sources. Members' annual fees are the main source of income and, together with income from the more than 110 events organised throughout the year, help to support an office of seven full-time employees headed by Executive Director Greg Watkins.

The Board of Directors comprises 14 representatives of BCCT member companies chaired by Mark Fraser, Partner of Johnson Stokes & Master. He is advised by a number of active Committees who maintain links with members and the many government and private sector organisations to ascertain views and report business developments and opportunities. Monthly Sector reports are produced by the Board and other volunteers and are made available exclusively to members.

The BCCT has a seat on the Board of Trade of Thailand and is active in representing members' interests on the Joint Foreign Chambers of Commerce Coordinating Committee and European Chambers of Commerce in Thailand group. The BCCT is also a member of Britain in Asia Pacific which promotes mutual cooperation between the 23 British Chambers and Business Associations in the Asia Pacific region from Australia to China. The BCCT hosted the 2004 conference.

The Eastern Seaboard Committee was officially launched in 1997 to develop more regular and effective links between Bangkok-based and Eastern Seaboard-based companies.
 
BCCT Member Company since 1946
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