The Thailand Automotive Institute plans road shows in Japan, the U.S. and Germany in an attempt to lure foreign parts makers to use Thailand as a production base. TAI Director Wallop Tiasiri says the aim is to reduce the country’s volume of imported parts 80% within five years. “Instead of focusing on bringing new investors to set up auto companies in Thailand, the approach will be on bringing in auto-parts manufacturers that supply parts to existing companies,” he tells the Bangkok Post ...

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