BANGKOK (NNT) – The Commerce Ministry has launched measures to extend rice exports to six million tons this 12 months, valued at round 150 billion baht, with Indonesia, China, Bangladesh and Iraq set to be the primary markets underneath government-to-government (G2G) offers.
Commerce Minister Jurin Laksanawisit stated G2G offers and a marketing campaign to make Thai rice extra recognizable all over the world will spearhead efforts to extend the export quantity from final 12 months’s 5.7 million tons.
He stated the ministry is working with the Thai Rice Exporters Affiliation to advertise Thai rice underneath the “Suppose Rice, Suppose Thailand” marketing campaign, including that Thailand efficiently made Thai rice grow to be higher recognized in Canada, rising its exports to the nation by 21% to 120,000 tons final 12 months.
Mr Jurin stated one of many distinctive traits of Thai rice is its very low sugar content material. This is able to make it the popular alternative amongst Canadians as 28% of the Canadian inhabitants has excessive blood sugar ranges.
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