11 Apr 2018
The Embassy of Republic of Indonesia participated in the 8th Thailand Auto Parts & Accessories 2018 (TAPA 2018) on April 5th - 8th, 2018 at Hall EH 101-104, BITEC Bang Na. The exhibition was organized by the Department of International Trade Promotion, Ministry of Commerce of Thailand in cooperation with Thai Auto Parts Aftermarket Association. TAPA is an international trade to bring new products and innovations of auto parts and accessories industry. In 2018, TAPA brought the concept of "World Auto Parts Sourcing Hub: Innovation Clean for the Future", focusing on the future development of automotive industry that is gearing towards a new era of sustainable and green innovations, which requires sustainable energy with low emission vehicles, especially electric vehicles and hybrids. The export value of cars and auto parts in 2017 reached $ 34,334.07 million, an increase of 5.83% from 2016, that was took a part for about 5.8% of Thailand's GDP. As for the Indonesia's export of spare parts products from January to March 2018 to Thailand reached US $ 100,347,337 (Source: Ministry of Commerce Thailand).