“Ministry of Commerce built confidence in the safety of Thai food for buyers and consumers worldwide”
Ministry of Commerce revealed that due to the outbreak of COVID-19 that is spreading around the world, the global market has more demands for food products that are safe, high quality, and capable of addressing health concerns. In this regard, Mr. Jurin Laksanawisit, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Commerce proposed to build confidence in the safety of Thai food for buyers and consumers worldwide in the form of a certificate of COVID-19 Prevention Best Practice issued for Thai entrepreneurs who wish to export food products. In September 2020, Mr. Jurin served as the Chairman who witnessed the signing of Memorandum of Cooperation among 4 major agencies, namely, Ministry of Commerce, Ministry of Agriculture and Cooperatives, Ministry of Public Health, and Ministry of Interior. Recently (29th July), Department of Fisheries has issued such certificates to chilled and frozen seafood factories and canned seafood factories, totaling 237 exporters.
In addition, Ministry of Commerce has also organized a project to promote the image of Thai food products sanitized from COVID-19 under the campaign “Thailand Delivers with Safety”. This has been publicized through the Office of Commercial Affairs (OCA) in various countries worldwide to create awareness and reinforce confidence that Thai food products are of good quality and every production and delivery process is safe.