Thai Geographical Indication Pavilion in THAIFEX 2016

At booth No. X45, Challenger Hall, THAIFEX, IMPACT, Bangkok

Thai Geographical Indication Pavilion showcases Thai Geographical Indication products which are registered in Thailand and the European Union. Geographical indication (GI) is a sign used on products that have a specific geographical origin and possess qualities or a reputation that are due to that origin. In THAIFEX 2016, buyers will meet 8 GI producers from various regions in Thailand.

THAIFEX will be held during 25 - 29 May 2016 at IMPACT, Bangkok

At Thai Geographical Indication Pavilion buyers will meet 8 GI producers from various regions in Thailand; Thung Kula Rong-Hai Thai Hom Mali Rice, Doi Chang coffee, Doi Tung coffee, Sangyod Muang Phatthalung Rice, Jek Chuey Sao Hai Rice, Lampang Crispy Rice, Pakpanang Tabtimsiam Pomelo, and, Phetchabun Sweet Tamarind. 

Pushing GI for international markets

Beside the promotion of domestic GI products in national level, the DIP has also promoted geographical indication products for worldwide markets. To increase the protection of Thai GI products overseas, the DIP has facilitated producers of GI products to have the GI registered overseas. To the date, the following GI were registered products following in European Union,

1. Thung Kula Rong-Hai Thai Hom Mali Rice, which yields a special glutinous consistency and sweet-scented aroma, was registered on March 4th 2013

2.  Doi Chang coffee and Doi Tung coffee, international standard quality, were registered on August 3th 2015

3. Sangyod Muang Phattalung rice, with a beautiful nature color as dark red and enriched with nutritious, was submitted in 2013 and is currently being considered by the EU commission.

GI products in Thai Geographical Indication Pavilion

Thung Kula Rong-Hai Thai Hom Mali Rice               

Thung Kula Rong-Hai Thai Hom Mali Rice is processed from Kao Dok Mali 105 and GorKor 15 paddy which are widely grown in the area of Tung Kula Rong-Hai, extending across five provinces of north-east Thailand, namely Roi Et, Mahasarakam, Surin, Yasothon and Srisaket. Its grain is white, long and slender with a nice fragrant aroma. Its aroma stems from the fact that it is grown in a less fertile area which stresses the plants to produce its unique aroma.

Doi Chang coffee      

Doi Chang coffee is Arabica coffee (Catura, CatiMor, and Catuai) grown in the valley of Doi Chang (at an altitude of 1,000 - 1,700 meters above sea level) in  Wawi subdistrict, Mae Suai District, Chiang Rai province. Its roast and ground coffee are processed under qualified standards.

Doi Tung coffee                      

Doi Tung coffee is Arabica coffee planted on Nang Non Mountains (an altitude of 800-1200 meters above sea level) in Chiang Rai province under the Doi Tung Development Project. Roast and ground coffees are processed under this project as well.

Sangyod Muang Phatthalung Rice

Sangyod Muang Phatthalung Rice is Sang Yod rice species locally grown in Phatthalung province in the farming season. The rice grain is small, slender and soft with high nutrition. In the past, Phatthalung people used Sang Yod rice in auspicious occasions.

Jek Chuey Sao Hai Rice

Jek Chuey Sao Hai Rice is a Jek Chuey rice variety and is produced in Sao Hai, Mueng, Nong Sang, Viharn Dang, NongKae, Nong Don, and Don Pud subdistricts in Saraburi province. When cooked, the rice is soft and rises well. It is not damp, hard, coarse or sticky. It is suitable to be consumed with curry.  When old rice is cooked, there is no musty smell.  

Lampang Crispy Rice

Lampang Crispy Rice is a fried sticky rice with molasses topping. It is produced with traditional know-how in Lampang Province. Lampang is suitable for producing Khao Tan due to its low rainfall rate as this type of rice has to be processed by sun drying process.                     

Pakpanang Tabtimsiam Pomelo

Pakpanang Tabtimsiam Pomelo has sweet and soft taste. Its flesh has a ruby-like color with soft skin. It is widely grown in Pakpanang district, Nakhon Si Thammarat Province.

Phetchabun Sweet Tamarind                                

Phetchabun Sweet Tamarind has large pod, smooth brown skin and thick flesh. The flesh is sweet with sweet aroma because of soil and weather in Phetchabun Province.

For more information, please contact the Department of Intellectual Property, Ministry of Commerce, Thailand

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