A Study of Factors Relating to Thailand-Cambodia Cross-Border Clothing Trade between Aranyaphrathet and Poipet

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Project Title: A Study of Factors Relating to Thailand-Cambodia Cross-Border Clothing Trade between Aranyaphrathet and Poipet
Author: Mr. Chak Son
Advisor: Dr.Teerachote Phongtaveewut
Degree: Master of Business Administration (International Program)
Major: International Business
Faculty: Graduate Schools
Academic year: 2018

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Son, Chak. (2018). A Study of Factors Relating to Thailand-Cambodia Cross-Border Clothing Trade between Aranyaphrathet and Poipet. (Independent study, Master of Business Administration). Bangkok: Siam University.


Abstract

This study is an analysis of factors affecting cross-border clothing trade between Aranyaprathet and Poipet. The study was a combination of both primary and secondary data. The information comes from the interview, collection of information from various electronic journals, and interviews with Thai-Cambodian border operators at Ayanyaprathet border, Sa Kaeo Province.

In this research we study the macroeconomic and impacts on the opening of the ASEAN Economic Community. On the macro side, use a gravity model in the study. The result is that gross domestic product in Thailand (GDP) is related to export (Y) in the same direction. This means that the increase in GDP variances causes an increase in exports in Thailand (GDP per capita) in the opposite direction of exports. Similarly, the gross domestic product (GDP per capita) in Cambodia, which is in the opposite direction to exports, indicates that the well-being of Cambodia is improving. They can produce some products by themselves make Thailand reduce the import of goods. At the same time, the relationship of this variable. The result is a population variable that gives the direction of the relationship in reverse.

In terms of foreign direct investment (FDI) in Thailand, foreign investment has made Thailand less export, demonstration of the import of goods from abroad. In another, Cambodia has relations in the investment and export of Thailand. If there is an increase in foreign investment, Cambodia will import more goods.

The liberalization of international trade in Thailand, if more free trade is opened Thailand will be able to export Thai goods to Cambodia.
On the micro level, the data is divided into 3 aspects: general information of entrepreneurs, business information, and more problems and needs.
In general information, most of the entrepreneurs are female, aged between 31-40 years old, with high school education.

In general business, it is a retail shop with a business life of about 6 months – 1 year. The reason for the trade is the proximity to the accommodation due to the need to travel to the border every day. The money used is Thai baht. The problems and additional needs show that the utilities needed are electricity and water supply at high prices, followed by expensive rents, and management is not systematic. In addition, parking places are not enough to meet the needs, unhealthy restaurant and lack of good advertising.

On the role of border trade and the opening of the ASEAN Economic Community in the Northeast. The purpose is to set up a project to provide opportunities for inter-professional business. Make the border trade better and the role of customs in the border has lessened. Finally, the agreement on agriculture (Contract farming). The results of the study lead to recommendations on the future marketing effects of the ASEAN Economic Community. Awareness of the problems that will arise and measures to support trade in the future.

 

Keywords:  Cross-Border Trade, Greater Mekong Sub-region (GMS), Rong Kluea clothing market, Poipet and Aranyaprathet border, Sa Kaeo Province.


A Study of Factors Relating to Thailand-Cambodia Cross-Border Clothing Trade between Aranyaphrathet and Poipet

Master of Arts in Peace Studies and Diplomacy, Siam University, Bangkok, Thailand

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