Federation of Thai Industries
The Federation of Thai Industries(F.T.I) was established on 13 November 1967, having been formerly known as The Association of Thai Industries(A.T.I). It was founded by 27 founding industrialists who elected Mr.Thawee Bunyaket as the first President. The logo of the A.T.I. was conceived for the first time for the registration of its by-laws with the Department of Commercial Registration, Ministry of Commerce under the Trade Association Act. It was a design made up of three moving cogwheels embracing the initials A-T-I which stands for the Association of Thai Industries.(Pronounced in Thai as Sor-Or.Thor. Its first office was located on Silom Road, Bangrak, Bangkok followed by several relocations afterward. The latest move to the present site was made on 19 December 1995 which is Zone C,4th Floor, Queen Sirikit National Convention Centre, New Ratchadaphisek Road, Bangkok.
Over twenty years of its early life, the A.T.I. was able to fill many key roles that were well recognized by both government and private sectors. It was trusted to act as the representative of the Thai industrial businesses of the whole kingdom, including acting as the voice of the private sector component in the Joint Public-Private Sectors Consultative Committee for Solving Economic Problems (JPPCC) chaired by the Prime Minister. On 28 December 1987, the government legislated “The Federation of Thai Industries Act,1987” which took effect at its printing in the Royal Gazette resulting in upgrading the former A.T.I. to F.T.I. – the Federation of Thai Industries(F.T.I.) which came under the supervision of the Ministry of Industry.
F.T.I. is the private sector administrative juristic person to serve as the core organization and also as the center for all Thai industries in the kingdom. It is a non-profit organization with the main duties of promoting and supporting the industry focusing on both developing sustainable growth for all industrial operations in the country. F.T.I. is the care center in the following four areas:
Centre of industrial co-operation among and with the private sector and government sector in Thailand and abroad
The service center for all industrial developments
Activities center for all industrial operators.
Problem-solving center for all industrial enterprises in the kingdom, both member and non-members regardless of sizes and types. Under F.T.I. Act, 1987 it is empowered to perform the duty of representing the private sector in the industrial sector of Thailand.
The Federation of Thai Industries is a juristic person who is empowered to perform in accordance with the objectives as set forth in the Federation of Thai Industries Act B.E. 2530 (1987 A.D.) as follows :
To act as a representative of industrial operators in the private sector and perform the task of coordinating all the matters related to policy and implementation of the private sector and the government;
To promote and develop industry;
To conduct a study and seek to find the solution to the problems arising from the operation of industrial businesses and their related businesses;
To promote and render support to the study and researches, training and dissemination of technical data and technological matters;
To conduct the product testing for the issuance of a certificate of origin or certificate of product’s quality;
To offer advice and recommendations to the government on the matters related to the industrial sector for the national economic development;
To promote industrial operators and act as a center for various types of industry to share views and opinions which are beneficial to the country’s industrial circle;
To ensure that members conduct their business in compliance with all the laws related to the industry ;and
To carry out other duties as may be prescribed by-laws
Roles of the federation of Thai Industries:
In fulfilling the mission and objectives as stated, the Board of Directors of the Federation of Thai Industries has specified the roles of the Federation of Thai industries as follow:
To participate in the formulation of policy and in the government’s plan for the national economic development and on the matters related to the country’s industries;
To serve as a delegate of the Thai private sector in addressing the government on data, information, and industrial issues through the voice of the Federation of Thai Industries in the Joint Standing Committee of Commerce, Industry and Banking(JSCCIB);
To participate in various activities contributing to the country’s industrial economic development;
To create, promote and develop various activities based on the initiatives of F.T.I. members, Board of Directors, Industry Clubs and provincial Chapters;
To offer to the government agencies the F.T.I.’s recommendations on the development and solution for industrial problems and issues related to the economy;
To protect the right and due regard of members’ justice and other general industrialists in the country;
To foster linkage with countries of ASEAN, Europe, America, and Australia in the channels of the government sector, private sector, and international organizations;
To participate in the formulation of the country’s industrial standards to ensure that compliances to the said standard can be compiled by industrialists;
To act as a central forum where exchanging of ideas among members of F.T.I. can take place; and
To provide services for members on various aspects including dissemination of news, the offer of data, business advice and consultancy.See more