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G3 Auction Co., Ltd. aims to be the “Pioneer in Tri-Nations Auction” and provide quality imported used machinery for the Northern region of Thailand.  Due to our location, the transportation of machinery into our neighboring countries and within Thailand is our most valuable asset.

Geological Characteristic and Climate

Northern part of Thailand, surrounded by the mountainous peaks and the tallest mountains in Thailand make this region relatively cool, during the winter season (Nov. to Jan), from the sweltering hot and humid climate of the rest of the country.  The weather in the mountains at night usually dip below freezing but the plain rarely falls below 25 Centigrade.  The region has 3 seasons, Summer (Mar. to April), Rain (June to Oct.), and Winter (Nov. to Feb.) and is 2,595 meters above sea level.  It shares borders with Myanmar and Laos thus making up the Golden Triangle.

The region comprises of 9 provinces Chiang Rai, Chiang Mai, Nan, Phayao, Mae Hong Son, Lampang, Lumphun, Sukothai, Uttaradit.  However, National Economic and Social Development Board designated 17 provinces as the northern region of Thailand further adding surrounding provinces.

Border Customs Checkpoints

1. Chieng Mai Province Checkpoint

2. Chieng Rai Province Checkpoint (3 Checkpoints)

*  Chieng San Customs Checkpoint

*  Chiang Khong Customs Checkpoint

*  Mae Sai Customs Checkpoint

3. Nan Province Customs Checkpoint: Bordering the Lao People’s Democratic Republic.

4. Tak Province Customs Checkpoint: The Mae Sod Checkpoint, bordering Myanmar, is bustling with business activities.

Bordering the Lao People’s Democratic Republic: has 12 locations of business activities going through 4 Thailand Customs Checkpoint with the most important is Chieng Khong Checkpoint in Chieng Rai province.

Factories in Lamphun: Lamphun has the total of 833 factories with 33,242 million baht investment and hiring 51,863 people in the area as labor force.

# Type of Industry # of Factory

Investment Amount (Baht) # of Labor

1. Agriculture 310 1,330,502,646 1,793
2. Food Industry 36 863,628,800 1,431
3. Beverage Industry 1 85,145,795 230
4. Textile 6 62,087,500 469
5. Apparel Industry 12 297,926,749 3,074
6. Leather 2 143,800,000 640
7. Wood Working 121 158,700,279 2,178
8. Furniture 46 108,295,000 865
9 Paper Product Industry 5 73,125,000 136
10 Cheminal 1 1,300,000 6
11 Petrochemical 1 15,107,000 20
12 Rubber Industry 2 38,000,000 92
13 Plastic 10 56,702,950 188
14 Non-Metallic Industry 68 281,381,726 928
15 Industrial Metal 1 31,000,000 52
16 Industrial Metal By Product 35 216,602,000 391
17 Machinery 11 21,762,000 49
18 Electronics 2 5,255,000 33
19 Logistics 50 236,061,850 437
20. Misc 45 2,788,912,000 1,911
Total 765 6,815,296,295 14,923

The Northern Borders: Import Export Activities

Border trading with the Union of Myanmar: has 16 locations of business activities going through 6 Thailand Customs Checkpoint within 4 provinces, in Tak, Mae Hong Sorn, Chieng Mai, and Chieng Rai, although the most important are 2 checkpoint at Mae Sai, Chieng Rai and Mae Sod in Tak Province.

In 2008, total value of business going through 3 customs checkpoints was 16,933.7 million baht classified as the export value total to 14,899.3 million baht and import value total to 2,033.4 million baht.  Most important export commodities are Consumer product, Industrial goods, Metal products, Textile, Petrochemical by-product, and Chemical by-product.  Valuable importations are wood and wood by-products, gem commodities, and agricultural by-product.  Border trading with Myanmar isn’t only limited to our adjacent neighbor but serves as route for transportation of goods into other areas.  Products from Mae Sai, Chieng Rai pass through this route to Southern China and products from Mae Sod, Tak province pass though to Rangoon city, Myanmar and Bangladesh.  Also raw materials from Myanmar are imported and re-export as finished product such as gems and wood.

Border Trading with the Lao People’s Democratic Republic: with 12 locations of business activities going through 4 customs checkpoint with the most important is Chieng Khong in Chieng Rai province acting as the distribution point into 6 area in the Northern Lao especially Luang Prabang with total trade value in 2008 worth 2,227.6 million baht classified into the export value worth 1,439.6 million baht and import value worth 788 million baht.  Most important export commodities are Agricultural products, Petroleum by-product, Vehicle components and spareparts.  Important imported commodities are Wood, Coal, Lignite, and Forest by-product.

Trading with the Southern China especially Yuan began since 1994 through shipping route on Mae Khong River passing through Chieng San customs checkpoint, in Chieng Rai province.  The trading value began slowly, worth only 386.1 million baht in 1996 due to seasonal tide, which interrupted the transportation at certain time.  However in 2009 the trade value peaked at 5,197.8 million baht classified into export value at 4,108.2 million baht and imports value worth 1,089.6 million baht.  The most celebrated export commodities are Agricultural product, Rubber product, Consumer product, and Petroleum by-product.  The essential import commodities are Fruits and Vegetables, Wood furniture, and Textile product.

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