The South African – Thai Chamber of Commerce encourages and promotes bilateral commercial relationship between Thailand and South Africa.
The South African-Thai Chamber of Commerce (SATCC) maintains a strong network of South African owned or managed businesses across South East Asia and provides a powerful marketing platform to companies and individuals which operate in a variety of industries across the region. We also provide access to a global network of commercial relationships through close ties with the Board of Trade of Thailand and other Chambers of Commerce within the Kingdom of Thailand.
Founded in 1995, the SATCC is the oldest African chamber in Thailand and the only South African Chamber of Commerce in the area covered by the Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN).
The South African – Thai Chamber of Commerce (SATCC) mission statement is:
“To serve the people and businesses of South Africa and Thailand and so directly help in the economic and social advancement of both countries”.
REASONS TO JOIN THE SATCC
The SATCC is fully self-funded with no financial support from government or any other South African or Thai external sources. Members’ annual fees are the main source of income together with income from the many events organized throughout the year. This enables the chamber to serve its members to its optimal capacity without any bias whatsoever.
The Board of Directors comprises of thirteen representatives of SATCC member companies and individuals. The Board is advised by a number of active groups which maintain links with members and the many government and private sector organizations to ascertain views and report business developments and opportunities. Reports are regularly produced by the Board and other volunteers and are made available exclusively to members through our SATCC website.
The chamber has a seat on the Board of Trade of Thailand and is active in representing members’ interests on the Joint Foreign Chambers of Commerce Thailand.
The SATCC is very active on the Eastern Seaboard which is the area behind the Thai government’s Eastern Economic Corridor initiative. The chamber organizes many events in the region so as to encourage and develop more regular and effective links between Bangkok-based and upcountry companies.
The chamber is also proud of the fact that the SATCC has appointed three senior and highly respected people who are based in South African to be Honorary Advisers to the chamber Board. These are Douglas Gibson, Rowan D’Arcy and Geoff Doidge.
BECOME A MEMBER
The South African – Thai Chamber of Commerce (SATCC) is uniquely placed to support South African and Thai affiliated businesses. Our Board of Directors is accessible, with varied experienced and extensive networks across Southeast Asia. The SATCC membership accounts for thousands of people employed all over Thailand and, as indicated above, covers a broad cross-section of business interests in Thailand. Membership is open to companies of all nationalities and sizes and a company can be based anywhere in the world if they want to join the chamber.
Learn more about (SATCC) memberships on offer and the benefits it can afford your company, or you as an individual.