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Volvo to export 4000 cars within Asean in 2005

Volvo last year exported 1000 cars from Thailand to other countries within Asean either in the form of “Asean build up cars” (ABU) or “semi knocked down cars” (SKD). The expected year-end result was revealed during Volvo Thailand’s celebrations last year of the first anniversary of its inter-Asean export programme.      Volvo began as the first…

New Ambassador in Singapore

Sweden’s new Ambassador to Singapore, Mr. Teppo Tauriainen took up his position by the end of 2002.      “Since this is my first posting as ambassador it is a great professional challenge,” Mr. Teppo Tauriainen says.      “In light of my particular interest in trade policy I especially welcome the present high level of activity when it…

Swedish Consulate in Chiang Mai shut down

The Swedish consulate in Chiang Mai was permanently closed 26th December 2002. The date also marked the last day of the last Swedish Consul General in Chiang Mai, Khun Vorakit Kantakalung’s appointment as Consul General of Sweden.      It is lack of assignments and workload for the consulate in Chiang Mai which has prompted the shutdown.…

New Board after AGM in HCMC

The Nordic Chamber of Commerce in Ho Chi Minh City elected a new board of directors at its Annual General Meeting in November.      The following members were reelected: Sigmund Stromme, Norway; Arild Haugan, Norway; Anders Moller, Denmark; Peter Svarrer, Denmark; Niels Sundvik, Sweden; Nguyen Thi Mong Ngoc, Sweden.      Elected for the first time to the…

Asia in focus for Swedish music exporters

Swedish music export opportunities in Asia was the subject of a seminar held by the Swedish Trade Council in November. Swedish and foreign speakers with experience from Asia in general and China, Japan and Korea in particular met at the seminar, ‘Doing Business with Asia’ in an attempt to change the vague perception of Swedish…

Visitors to Thai Pavilion in Ragunda remain high

The total number of visitors to the Thai pavilion in Ragunda during the summer of 2002 was around 65.000, compared to 60.000 the year before and 70.000 the summer of 2000, reports Ragunda municipality in a recently completed survey. This shows that the unique memorial of HM King Chulalongkorn’s visit to Ragunda 1897 has managed…

Thai order worth US$ 155 Mill to Ericsson

Ericsson will provide equipment and services for a complete GPRS network including the latest GPRS equipment, GPRS Management System, IP Security, GPRS Charging equipment, Network Monitoring Tools and training. AIS will use Ericsson GPRS system to provide nation-wide data service. In addition, Ericsson will expand AIS’s GSM network, including in-building coverage and supplying Ericsson’s Performance…

Thai adoption fraud case closed

investigation regarding a suspected case of abduction in connection with one adoption from Thailand to Sweden in 1976 has been closed. “We must be able to prove that the child in this case was abducted. What we have is not enough for a prosecution case,” says Ms. Solveig Wollstad, prosecutor in Linkoping to the news…

Easier work permits for Chamber members

The Philippines Bureau of Immigration and Deportation (BID) and the European Chamber of Commerce of the Philippines (ECCP) have signed a memorandum of agreement that will facilitate the issuance of special work permits (SWPs) to ECCP members doing business in the Philippines which have ECCP-sponsored visa applications. The ECCP is a service-oriented organization whose main…