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The Kingdom of Thailand covers a total surface area of 513,120 sq.kms. It is bordered by Burma to the northwest, Laos to the northeast, Cambodia to the east, and the Gulf of Thailand to the south. Thailand has the 2nd biggest economy in Southeast Asia, with a GDP of US$404 billion and a total population of more than 69.04 million (source: World Bank, 2017).

The Kingdom of Thailand has a market economy characterized by a strong industrial sector and a fast-growing service sector, focused on tourism and financial services. Thailand is one of the founding members of ASEAN.

This country is France’s 4th biggest economic partner within ASEAN. France is the 3rd biggest European investor in Thailand, with an investment rate that has doubled in the space of ten years.

About 250 companies and between 500 and 1,000 independent French entrepreneurs are present in Thailand. Thirteen Thai companies are present in France, mainly in the fields of agri-food and manufacturing, providing nearly 1,330 jobs.

In order to meet the needs of its customers on the Thai market, Simon Associés has developed privileged relations with economic and legal partners locally.

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