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(From The Nation (Thailand))
Byline: The Nation.
The Industry Ministry is urging local mould and die manufacturers to urgently improve their competitiveness in relation to international rivals, especially China.
Damri Sukhotanang, a deputy permanent security at the ministry, said last week that China had plenty of skilled labourers and could produce moulds and dies in large numbers at a good price.
If China could produce enough of these products for its domestic automotive and electronics industries, it could then dump the surplus into the Thai market, he said.
Thailand is importing many times more moulds and dies than it exports. …