Thailand is one of the major emerging economies in the Asian region. It has seen a lot of growth in the past few years and has successfully left behind the financial crisis of the late 1990s. It has become a hard working economy that is constantly striving to achieve more success at all times.Thailand as a country was once known for having the fastest economical growth rate during the period between the years 1985-1996. During that time the country achieved a record average growth rate of 9.4% ? the fastest growth rate in the world at that time. Shortly after this period the Thai economy started to give under the strains of economic pressure and finally lead to the crisis of 1998. The economy was very weak and it was suffering greatly.There was however some hope left as the active government was then overthrown and a new government was put in its place. The economy then started to revive slowly with generous help from the exporting of goods from the country.Thailand at a point relied heavily on exporting to meets its expenses. Even though that has gone down somewhat, it still makes a substantial amount of its income through exporting various products.Thailand is mostly agriculture based and has the largest percentage of arable land in the Greater Mekong sub-region at 27%. The main crop of the country is Rice and Thailand is the largest exporter of rice in the world. Every year it exports upwards of 6 million tons of milled rice. Rice cultivation accounts for over half the total land area cultivated.The country also has a thriving high-tech industry and computers and electronics figure prominently in the countries exports. These industries are great places for an importer to start. There is a lot of demand for imported items that are either directly or indirectly required in the manufacturing and secondary/auxiliary processes in this sector.The workforce working in this sector has a good appetite for low-cot electronic gadgets. Since some similar items are already made within the country, an importer should perform proper market research before choosing the items to be imported.The agriculture sector can also benefit from the import of relevant low cost equipment. Since it is a major sector, an increase in productivity is desired even if it’s through imported items. You have to make them see that by buying your product they will make more money regularly.Exporters will have quite a few options to choose from in Thailand. The Thai export business consists of home appliances, electrical items, electronic items, computer items etc. It also exports high-cost items like jewelry, automobiles etc. The large manufacturing industry is the main reason behind this large volume of trade in manufactured items. Even textile and footwear industries fall within this trade.The agricultural side also allows the country to import fishery products, which is an allied sector to the agricultural sector. So once you have decided your niche, you will have a better time doing business.