The visit of Vietnam Pulp and Paper Association to Thailand

The President of the Thai Paper and Pulp Industry Association welcomed the delegation from the Vietnam Paper and Pulp Association VPPA
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At the end of August (August 24th, 2018), the leaders of the Vietnam Pulp and Paper Association had a visit with Thai Pulp and Paper Industry Association and the representative officers of Valmet in Bang Kok. , Thailand. During the visit, the two leaders signed a cooperation and solidarity between Vietnam and Thailand.

Members of Vietnam Pulp and Paper Association included Mr. Nguyen Viet Duc - Chairman, Mr. Hoang Trung Son - Vice Chairman, Mr. Dang Van Son - General Secretary had a working trip to Thailand due to the invitation of the Thai Pulp and Paper Industry Association and the Valmet Company Representative Officers in Bangkok,

During the summit, the two leaders briefed the two sides on the situation, as well as each country's policy of supporting the pulp and paper industry. According to statistics, about 31 out of 40 paper mills join the Thai Pulp and Paper Industry Association, accounting for more than 75% of total enterprises and 90% of total production quantity. In fact, Thai businesses are looking for opportunities to export to other countries due to current demand in the country has not reached the annual output of the industry. Meanwhile, Vietnam is a country with high potential in demand because of the high export demand, so this will be a good opportunity for the two countries to cooperate.

Thailand still does not have many policies for the paper industry such as the import of waste paper as raw materials for production, lack of environmental protection regulations. Especially, the audit of government officers is not specific and still loose. With the probability and post-test control. With the open market mechanism, businesses can borrow from commercial banks with stable interest rates, low basic risk levels have met the requirements of economic innovation, helping paper enterprises ensuring the ability to pay quickly, timely.

At the end of the conference, the two leaders pledged their support for cooperation and information sharing. The annual conference is dedicated to sharing experiences as well as supporting the paper industry of the two countries to develop together through mutual visits. Leaders of the two sides agreed to sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between the two associations in areas such as sharing state management policies for the paper industry, investment policies, technology, environment, Import policy of paper type,

On the afternoon of August 24th, 2018, the leaders of the Vietnam Pulp and Paper Association also had a working visit to the Representative Office of Valmet in Bangkok, Thailand. The Valmet office in Thailand is the focal point between the Southeast Asian paper companies and the Valmet Company. In the area, Valmet has the advantage and specializes in providing and repairing batch systems for paper mills. Valmet office has information on the strategy, scale and trend of cooperation with paper companies in the region in general and Vietnam in particular.

To find out more about domestic and international paper markets, visit the International Exhibition & Conference on Paper and Pulp industry in Vietnam at the Saigon Exhibition and Convention Center (SECC) from 26 - June 28, 2019.

Source: VPPA