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Thai Industrial Hemp Trade Association

The “Thai Industrial Hemp Trade Association” was established by entrepreneurs with experiences in cannabis and hemp trade in the form of fibers, extracts for medical and commercial use, supplements, food and beverage, skincare and cosmetic products, both in Thai and international markets. The aim of the association is to be a center of business cooperation, promotion, and support for its members, and to provide information to the members and those interested. It also serves to coordinate efforts among organizations, government agencies, and private companies in Thailand and outside to stimulate economic and industrial growth, ultimately leading to the career stability of hemp entrepreneurs in Thailand.


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**Asia International Hemp Expo 2024** Sets Thai Raw Material Standards to Compete in the Global Hemp Industry
Announcing the event for November 27-30


The Thai Industrial Hemp Trade Association (TIHTA) is accelerating the establishment of Thai hemp industry standards to align with international standards, supporting business opportunities from emerging hemp markets after Europe and some Asian countries have revised their laws on hemp usage. The association is also promoting the ‘Hemp Sandbox’ pilot project to establish a benchmark price for hemp raw materials, connect the industry’s supply chain, and has partnered with NEO to announce the third annual ‘Asia International Hemp Expo 2024,’ driving and linking the hemp industry forward. The event is expected to generate over 1 billion baht and will take place from November 27-30 at the Queen Sirikit National Convention Center.


Mr. Pornchai Patamintara, President of the Thai Industrial Hemp Trade Association, revealed that the hemp industry trend in 2024 will see a more open market, especially in Europe and some Asian countries, which have diversified their hemp usage laws. This creates opportunities and broad economic expansion. It is expected that the global hemp industry will grow to 100 billion USD by 2026 (data from The Global Cannabis Report: 3rd Edition by Prohibition Partners). Simultaneously, the market value of Thailand’s hemp industry is projected to reach 2 billion USD by 2026 (data from Euromonitor), driven by Thailand’s position as a Medical & Wellness hub supported by both the public and private sectors.


Establishing International Standards in the Thai Hemp Industry to Embrace Global Opportunities
Promoting industry sustainability, especially by establishing internationally recognized standards, is crucial for economic connectivity between countries. The Thai Industrial Hemp Trade Association, along with various industry networks, has been part of the push to create relevant industry standards, particularly in good manufacturing practices from upstream to midstream. This includes implementing a tracking system throughout the production process and reflecting the success of pushing standards through members who have increasingly applied for GAP and GACP certifications.

Since 2021, the Ministry of Industry has issued five standards for hemp extracts, including hemp seed oil, CBD extract, hemp bark, hemp core, and hemp fiber, covering various industries such as textiles, food, cosmetics, paper, and automotive. This aligns production standards with new hemp markets in Europe, which allow the import of products or raw materials from Thailand. Thai hemp industry entrepreneurs must comply with GMP and EU-GMP standards to align with target market contexts.

Hemp fibers and extracts are used in various industries such as alternative wellness products, medical products, the fashion industry, automotive and aerospace industries, and lifestyle products. This growth also promotes the ESG concept, and the hemp industry opens opportunities for creating and trading carbon credits, as hemp can absorb more carbon dioxide from the atmosphere than other plants. Therefore, the industry has the potential to generate carbon credits for companies aiming to reduce their carbon footprint. However, establishing standards and verifying the accuracy of carbon credits remains a challenge.

### TIHTA Launches ‘Hemp Sandbox’ to Establish Benchmark Hemp Prices for Sustainable Industry Growth
The association aims to push for an appropriate benchmark price for hemp raw materials to connect the supply chain for sustainable industry growth. The ‘Hemp Sandbox’ project promotes hemp cultivation in flat areas, expanding from highland areas, and encourages cultivation near processing facilities and export transport points. The project provides knowledge on cultivation, certified seed sourcing, and market demand for each industry, supported by government agencies. It also outlines joint research and development of harvesting and processing machinery by domestic entrepreneurs, with support for trial planting areas and irrigation systems from participating sectors. Hemp Sandbox is expected to establish good production standards from the start, aligning with industry demands and international market standards, such as cultivar registration, certificate of analysis (COA) for plant varieties, and compliance with GMP, EU-GMP, Green Industry, ISO 27716, 14001, 9001, Halal, and other relevant standards.


Mr. Sakchai Pattarapreechakul, Executive Director of N.C.C. Exhibition Organizer Co., Ltd. (NEO), said, “In collaboration with Asia International Hemp Expo 2024, now in its third year, we are proud to leverage our exhibition expertise to connect opportunities and drive the hemp industry forward, alleviating industry constraints. This year’s event will not only showcase technology and innovation for 14 industries but also feature international seminars with case studies and knowledge sharing by experienced speakers from over 20 countries, covering topics such as cultivation techniques, extraction techniques, health products, future foods, automotive and aerospace composites, hempcrete, and crucially, production standards for different markets. We expect over 200 companies to exhibit and more than 10,000 attendees, generating over 1 billion baht.”

### Driving ‘Raw Material Supply Chain Connectivity to Create Hemp Industry Demand’
A key highlight of this event is connecting the raw material supply chain through the HEMP Supply Chain Pavilion, allowing growers to present their cultivation capabilities and production volumes to buyers from various industries. Industrial buyers will specify raw material properties and annual demand, enabling growers to plan accurately. Additionally, partnering with the Design Object Association, the HEMP Inspired Showcase will feature hemp-based product designs to demonstrate the potential of raw materials and inspire increased demand in the hemp industry. This activity aligns with the Hemp Sandbox vision of the association.

Interested participants can register in advance at www.asiahempexpo.com. The event will be held from November 27-30 at the Queen Sirikit National Convention Center, Bangkok.

On Monday, May 13, 2024, at 8:30 AM, the Thai Industrial Hemp Trade Association (TIHTA) met with the Director-General of the Department of Industrial Works, Mr. Julpong Thavisri, who serves as the Honorary Advisor to the association. The meeting was held to summarize and present the current directions of the cannabis and hemp industry. The Director-General graciously provided guidance on the direction of the fiber hemp industry and the advancement of the Hemp Carbon Chapter initiative to ensure the sustainability of the hemp industry in Thailand. This guidance is also beneficial for the Thai industrial sector interested in Carbon Credits and creates planting opportunities for the association’s members, serving as a promising solution for the future.

“TIHTA is ready to lead Thai entrepreneurs to open up the hemp market in Japan.”

📌 Wonderful Hemp Excursion Trip

21st – 28th September, 2024
by Thai Industrial Hemp Trade Association (TIHTA)

🔴 Explore new trade opportunities between countries as Japan revises its laws.


🔴 For the first time!!! Participate in the international seminar and exhibit booths at The 1st Tokyo International Hemp Conference 2024.

🔴 Golden Hemp offers an opportunity to learn about cultivation and development of high-quality Japanese Golden Hemp fiber exclusively. This invaluable learning experience is priceless.

🔴 Join the Hemp Business Matching with Japanese entrepreneurs nationwide at the Thai Embassy in Tokyo.

>> Highlight Trip <<
✅ Exclusively, learn about cultivation techniques and treatment of hemp fiber at Golden Hemp farms, accessible only to TIHTA members. Golden Hemp, the golden fiber strain exclusive to Japan used in important ceremonies and trending in ESG industry fiber use.

✅ Business opportunities between Thailand and Japan in CBD for medical, wellness, cosmetics, food, and fiber export connections from Thailand.

✅ Update!!! Study new Japanese laws and explore opportunities in linking the hemp industry and exporting hemp and CBD products.

✅ Attend the inaugural The 1st Tokyo International Hemp Conference 2024 with an exhibit booth.

✅ Exclusive meeting at the Thai Embassy in Tokyo to support Thai entrepreneurs in trade and industry Thailand – Japan.

✅ Hemp Business Opportunities: Meet with Japanese entrepreneurs nationwide for business matching.

✅ Special! Participants will have the privilege of receiving blessings from the Asakusa Shrine.

✅ Full Board Exclusive Trip

✅ Thai Airways ✈️

🔴 TIHTA members receive special discounts… 🔴

✈️ Study trip focusing on promoting hemp trade and industry, fostering cooperation between Thai and Japanese hemp entrepreneurs 🇹🇭 🇯🇵

👀 See the full program at: [link]
Contact to join the trip
📞 062-645-2515
📱 Line ID: tippme22
📩 hemp.enquiries@gmail.com

Meeting of the Thai Hemp Industry Trade Association Royal Project Foundation and the network for developing fibers from hemp plants in Chiang Mai Province


The Thai Hemp Industry Trade Association (TIHTA) has invited the management teams of NCC and NEO NCC, SCG and the private sector Touchable, Earthology Studio, Global Hemp Service (France) who are fiber design entrepreneurs. Both inside and abroad Participate in a study tour at the weaving group’s product center, Ban Nong Ngueak, Lamphun Province, and Ban Mae Sa Noi. Dao Mang Community Enterprise Group, hemp fabric work (Hmong ethnic group) and attended a meeting to discuss with the S.P.S. and the Royal Project Foundation

In summary, the issues from the discussion meeting are as follows:
 – Linking the supply chain upstream, midstream, and downstream by the association piloting the creation of a Role Model for upstream from the Royal Project. Connect with the private sector in development and produce products that meet standards Increase volume at the industrial level and regulate prices in order to be able to compete with foreign markets

 – Bringing different parts of hemp to expand Find a solution to produce products that are complete in every aspect. For example, the roots and various branches of hemp are used to make Creative Furniture, fibers are used to make textiles mixed with Poly Recycle fibers, hemp cores are used for SCG to develop construction products.

 – Discuss various pain points of growing hemp that the Royal Project has encountered problems with both growing and producing. which currently uses a lot of labor and takes a long time to process The Royal Project will import machinery from China to solve problems in these parts, and NCC proposes that the Royal Project join in sharing various pain points in terms of machinery problems. To be further consulted with the Machinery Association to help develop machines that will solve various pain point problems. Dr. Ya from NCC will prepare various information for NCC.

 – As for the cooperation that takes place in this connection The association will take action in making an MOU with all sectors during the first press conference of the Asia International Hemp Expo&Forum 2024 and will present this model at the event in both the Forum and Showcase sections.

 – There will be a collection of hemp that will be developed by Earthology in collaboration with the Royal Project. Going to exhibit at events abroad and bring it back to be displayed at the Asia International Hemp Expo&Forum 2024 and may be organized as a Fashion Show during the opening ceremony.

TIHTA joins the public-private-community network to drive and develop hemp fiber. To answer the needs in terms of quality, standards, and prices in order to lead to the industrial sector in a concrete and sustainable way.

Invite those who are interested to join in watching, listening and gaining knowledge.

Event: “Workshop The use of medical cannabis extracts in pediatric epilepsy patients.”

Date: March 14th – 15th, 2024

Location: Miracle Grand Convention Hotel, Bangkok

You can watch it live on Facebook Live at https://www.facebook.com/gpoth.official.

Genesis "Hemp" to the Thai industry

The community enterprise, the center of herbal development for communities, Buriram Province (Pla Ploen Enterprise) joins the industry in organizing a seminar “Seed-To-Sale: Introduction to Hemp” to the Thai industry. to create a body of knowledge for those who are interested About the medical marijuana drive and industrial hemp in full range from upstream to downstream

Knowledge Seminar

Met with the Ministry of Industry to present the model



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