(Thai / English) กยท. เผย อินเดียเตรียมรับซื้อ ไทยเดือนละไม่ต่ำกว่า 10,000 ตัน ส่งออกได้ตั้งแต่ต้นเดือน ต.ค. 2559 เป็นต้นไป
The rubber authority of Thailand is offering about 3 million tons of natural rubber to India. Negotiations have started between the domestic tire, rubber industry and the Thai authority,” All India Rubber Industries President Mohinder Gupta said.
A high-level delegation of Thailand, comprising governor of its rubber authority Titus Suksaard, is on a visit to India for negotiations.
“As of now we are in talks with Indian industry players to export about 3 lakh tons of natural rubber,” Suksaard said adding that Thailand want to at least double its exports of natural rubber to India to 4 million tons.
Suksaard also invited Indian rubber and tire industry to invest in the proposed rubber city which is being established in Thailand for rubber and tire industry.
“In view of the rising gap in domestic production and demand of natural rubber, the visit of Thailand delegation has significance and it will yield good results for both the countries,” All India Tire Manufacturers Association Director General Rajiv Budhraja said.
The domestic rubber production declined 13 per cent to 5.63 million tons in 2015—16, while imports during the period rose by 3 per cent to 4.54 million tons.
In April last year, the government hiked the import duty on natural rubber to 25 percent, to protect the interest of domestic growers and curb imports.