Commerce Minister meets with US rice importers

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Commerce Jurin Laksanawisit and his delegation, who are currently in the US, met on Friday (November 8), with importers of Thai rice for sale in the US to discuss barriers, problems and opportunities for boosting rice exports from Thailand.

The Minister met with representatives of 13 major importers including Otis MaAllister, Inc., Sun Lee, Asian Trading Corp, Vinh-Sanh Trading & First World, US Trading Co., NA Trading, HC Food, Chayothai LLC, and American Commercial Transportation.

Thailand currently exports some 500,000 tonnes of rice to the US a year, most of it jasmine rice. The US is one of the top markets of Thailand’s jasmine rice.