Diplomatic Relations

               Diplomatic relations between Brazil and Thailand were established in 1959. The Embassy of Brazil in Bangkok was opened in the same year and the Embassy of Thailand in Brasilia in 1964.
               Bilateral agreements on scientific cooperation are in place; technical cooperation; sanitary and phytosanitary measures; partial visa exemption; air services; and trade. Brazil and Thailand maintain two mechanisms for regular political dialogue: the Joint Commission for Bilateral Cooperation and Political Consultations.
               The bilateral economic relationship has matured, in order to incorporate, in addition to trade, elements such as, notably, reciprocal investments. There are Brazilian investments in Thailand in the sectors of food and agricultural implements, in addition to oil and gas. Thai investments in Brazil are aimed at the sectors of tourism, oil and gas and electronics.
               In 2018, Thailand was Brazil's 7th largest trading partner in Asia, with a trade exchange of US $ 3.5 billion, of which US $ 1.9 billion corresponded to Brazilian exports and US $ 1.6 billion to imports from from Thailand. The country is one of the ten members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), founded in 1967. In 2018, Brazil's trade with ASEAN countries was over US $ 19.4 billion.