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Department seeks to speed up free trade negotiations
Thailand’s Department of Trade Negotiations is actively pursuing free trade agreements (FTAs). Trade negotiations with the Efta and the EU are continuing, while upgrades to existing FTAs in the Asean framework include China, India, South Korea, Australia and New Zealand to facilitate trade and investment for Thai businesses.
Thailand looks to sign trade agreement with Bangladesh
Deputy Prime Minister and Commerce Minister Phumtham Wechayachai said on Sunday that Thailand and Bangladesh are now looking forward to expanding trade and investments after agreeing to initiate talks toward signing their first free trade agreement (FTA).
Thai-EU free trade deal on the horizon
Thailand and the EU could sign a free trade agreement by mid-next year, in what is another example of the European Union’s increasing engagement in the Indo-Pacific region.
Thailand and S. Korea to start economic partnership talks this year
Thailand and South Korea are opening negotiations for an economic partnership agreement (EPA) to pave the way for a free trade deal between the two countries by late 2025 or early 2026, Commerce Minister Phumtham Wechayachai said.
Fish farmers up in arms at proposed FTA with EFTA members
Representatives of six fish farmer associations on Monday submitted a letter to Prime Minister and Finance Minister Srettha Thavisin, urging the government to halt the negotiation of a free trade agreement (FTA) for imported fish that Thailand is planning with EFTA.
Thailand-EU free trade pact on track for completion in 2025, Thai PM says
Thailand expects to complete its negotiations over a free trade agreement (FTA) with the European Union by the end of next year, Prime Minister Srettha Thavisin said during a state visit to France.
Thailand expects to complete free trade talks with EU next year, PM says
Thailand expects to complete negotiations over a free trade agreement with the European Union in 2025, Prime Minister Srettha Thavisin said.
Update: Progress on 6 Thai FTAs now under negotiation
Thailand is negotiating 11 free trade agreements, including five related to upgrading existing FTAs along with developing six new FTAs as the kingdom aims to expand trade and investment with key trading partner countries near and distant.
Thailand is nearing completion of a trade deal with non-EU countries
Thailand is close to finalizing a free-trade agreement with Switzerland, Norway, Iceland, and Liechtenstein under the European Free Trade Association (EFTA) by the end of the year.
Srettha to pay visit to Sri Lanka to sign free-trade agreement
Prime Minister and Finance Minister Srettha Thavisin is set to visit Sri Lanka to sign a free-trade agreement, marking Thailand’s 15th FTA and the first under Mr. Srettha’s premiership since August last year.
Sri Lanka cabinet gives ok to sign Thailand FTA
Sri Lanka’s cabinet of ministers has given approval to sign a free trade agreement with Thailand, the state information office said.
EU, Thailand eye ambitious trade deal
The EU will hold a second round of talks on a free trade agreement with Thailand, with Bangkok keen on wrapping up negotiations by early 2025.
Thailand and EFTA expect to wrap up free trade agreement by year-end
Prime Minister Srettha Thavisin on Wednesday met with the president of Switzerland, Viola Amherd, to discuss a free trade agreement between Thailand and the European Free Trade Association (EFTA). Both parties are determined to have the deal finalised by the end of the year.
Sri Lanka and Thailand set to sign landmark free trade agreement
Sri Lanka and Thailand are set to sign a Free Trade Agreement (FTA) on February 3rd, a strategic play expected to bolster bilateral trade to over US$ 1.5 billion. The signing ceremony will witness the presence of Thailand’s Prime Minister, Srettha Thavisin, on his visit to Sri Lanka.
Thailand forges ahead with free trade pacts to ignite economic growth
Thailand is actively negotiating 11 free trade agreements (FTAs) in a bid to expand trade, attract investment and bolster the country’s revenue streams. Thai government also plans to hold hearings among stakeholders to ensure advantages extend to the Thai population.
Thailand to pursue FTA with China despite nearly US$30 bn deficit
Thailand and China plan to resume bilateral free trade agreement negotiations this year despite Thailand’s mounting trade deficit with China of nearly US$30 billion.
Thai PM to visit Sri Lanka to sign FTA
Thailand’s Prime Minister Srettha Thavisin is scheduled to travel to Sri Lanka to sign a free trade agreement (FTA) in February 2024 after the successful conclusion of the latest round of negotiations between the two countries.
Ministry eyeing FTA with Bangladesh
Thailand is keen to improve trade and investment relations with Bangladesh, with the aim of establishing a free trade agreement (FTA) between the two countries as soon as possible.
Sri Lanka, Thailand to sign trade agreement in February
Sri Lanka plans to conclude free trade agreement (FTA) talks with Thailand in December and sign a deal on Feb. 3, Sri Lanka’s cabinet spokesperson said.
South Korea govt eyes EPA with Thailand
Talks are underway for South Korea’s Ministry of Trade, Industry, and Energy to enter an Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) with Thailand.