History

The Thai Sugar and Bio-Energy Producers Association (TSEA) formally known as the Thai Sugar Manufacturing Association (TSMA) was established on September 6, 1971 by a group of sugar millers.

Our goals are to support producing and selling of sugar, assisting members to overcome their obstacles. Forging a close cooperation and strong tie among members are also our priority. Working closely with other private and public organizations to enhance our roles is one of our missions. Throughout 45 years of operation, the association has been representing members in working with government agencies to develop cane and sugar industries. Thailand is now the world second biggest sugar exporting nation after Brazil. Under the current administration headed by Chairman Isara Vongkusolkit, TSEA won an Outstanding Trade Association award given by the Ministry of Commerce on 2006, 2014 and 2015.

Amid current international businesses’ dynamism, Associations members have extended their product lines to others including particle board, bio-fertilizer and more importantly electricity and ethanol. The move to substitute energy is in response to government’s policy of promoting the use of substitute energy to ease the country’s dependent on imported oil. Switching to ethanol, blending with gasoline, saves enormous amount of foreign reserve as well as generated income to rural families. To cope with challenges in the changing business environment, the association, on August 31, 2007, has changed the name to the Thai Sugar and Bio-Energy Producers Association (TSEA).

TSEA has 36 members.

Vision

Encourage competitiveness, Enhance efficiency and quality of producing Sugar and Bio-Energy with sustainable growth by current Technology and Innovation with Good Governance and social responsibility.

Mission

1)? Enhance efficiency and quality of producing Sugar and Bio-Energy with competitiveness on the basis of sustainable growth and social responsibility.
2) Create understanding and good relations among members.
3) Provide training on necessary subjects to members’ staffs to raise their knowledge and efficiency.
4) Promote the practices of good governance among members.
5) Promote cooperation with other organizations both public and private to enhance their understanding of members’ lines of businesses.
6) Perform international trade activities as well as inform members on developments in this area.
7) Educate the public about cane and sugar industries, bio-energy and other related businesses.

Corporate Goal

1) Representative for members on business problem solving and others obstacles, Take information and negotiate to cooperate with private sector and government sector for members? beneficial include with concerning in social and nation circumstance.

2)? Gathering all information ? Trade statistics, News, Research papers, Laws and Regulations ? to be topics for members? consideration.

3) Use IT for sharing information among members.

4) Held Board meeting 6 times a year.

5) Held Members? activities 2 times a year.

6) Encourage members to participate one another for their own harmony.