Thai Tuna Industry Association’s History
In 1970, many Thai food processors were aware of profits of collaboration in order to enhance the quality of delicatessen food and to exchange information in terms of production and marketing. Thus, they agreed to establish Thai Food Processors Association (TFPA). The first ordinary meeting was held on 21st November 1970. After establishing the association, tuna processing company became one of the members in TFPA until the ministry of commerce introduced measure for the organization of export outside the kingdom (No. 30) on 30th January 1985. It has become effective since 11th February 1985 onwards. Therefore, canned tuna processing group was founded under TFPA’s name on 15th February 1985 in order to provide flexibility in the implementation of various activities which directly benefit the manufacturers of canned tuna.
Since then, export of canned tuna products has expanded rapidly. And issues of regulation in international trade have increased respectively. Therefore, to provide flexibility in operation most effectively, they should have cooperation of Thai tuna processors to push 4 policies: food safety, sustainable fishery, ethical labor practices, and trade negotiations and relevant knowledge building in order to attain wider acceptance in trading negotiation at domestic and international levels. Thus, it has been approved in the meeting from tuna processors that Thai Tuna Industry Association (TTIA) should be founded and registered with the Department of Business Development on 25th July 2013 with the registration number 0109556000835.
The List of TTIA’s Members
The List of 16 firms participated in establishing the association is as follows:
1. ASIAN ALLIANCE INTERNATIONAL CO.,LTD.
2. CHOTIWAT MANUFACTURING CO.,LTD.
3. GOLDEN PRIZE CANNING CO.,LTD.
4. I.S.A. VALUE CO.,LTD.
5. MMP INTERNATIONAL CO.,LTD.
6. PATAYA FOOD INDUSTRIES LTD.
7. RS CANNERY CO.,LTD.
8. SIAM INTERNATIONAL FOOD CO.,LTD.
9. S.K. FOODS (THAILAND) PUBLIC CO.,LTD.
10. S.P.A. INTERNATIONAL FOOD GROUP CO.,LTD.
11. SONGKLA CANNING PUBLIC CO.,LTD
12. SOUTHEAST ASIAN PACKAGING AND CANNING LTD.
13. THAI UNION FROZEN PRODUCTS PUBLIC CO.,LTD.
14. THAI UNION MANUFACTURING CO.,LTD.
15. TROPICAL CANNING PUBLIC (THAILAND) CO.,LTD.
16. UNICORD PLC.
TTIA’s registration was done by the representatives of 6 companies on Thursday, the 25th of July 2013 at Department of Business Development. The name of the representatives are as follows:
SOUTHEAST ASIAN PACKAGING AND CANNING LTD.
Mr. Nat Onsri
THAI UNION MANUFACTURING CO.,LTD.
Mr. Chanintr Chalisarapong
PATAYA FOOD INDUSTRIES LTD.
Mr. Wichai Karanapakron
CHOTIWAT MANUFACTURING CO.,LTD.
Mr. Somneuk Chotiwattanaphan
Mr. Amornphan Aramwattananont
ASIAN ALLIANCE INTERNATIONAL CO.,LTD.
Mr. Apichai Sriarunlucksans