Thailand and the European Free Trade Association (EFTA) are ramping up efforts to reach a free trade agreement (FTA).
As part of free trade negotiations with Thailand, EFTA will most likely demand clauses that oblige the Asian country to introduce strict plant variety protection regulations that are in line with UPOV 91
The agreement conclusion may also indicate that both sides are inching closer
toward a free trade agreement, which would be the third the EU has
struck with a Southeast Asian country.
The Commerce Ministry expects to reach a free trade agreement (FTA) with the European Free Trade Association (EFTA) members within two years after negotiations were launched last week.
Thailand is scheduled to announce the start of negotiations with the European Free Trade Association (Efta) to improve trade, services and investments.
US President Joe Biden has announced a new economic framework deal for Asia-Pacific designed to boost investment in clean energy infrastructure, drive decarbonisation efforts and strengthen regional supply chains.
This decision to engage in negotiations is not a commitment by Thailand to join the final arrangement, the government said.
Citing the free-trade agreement between Australia and Thailand, Kingsgate, announced in November 2017 that it had filed a suit against Thailand at an international arbitration tribunal.
The government of Bhutan and Thailand agreed to sign a bilateral trade agreement. The two countries have a trade and economic cooperation agreement as of now.
Thailand is scheduled to study free trade agreements (FTAs) with countries in the Middle East, Africa and Latin America by the second half of this year, a move to expand new export markets.
Thailand signed a memorandum of understanding to form deeper trade partnerships through a so-called mini free trade agreement (mini-FTA) with Telangana state in southern India.
The Commerce Ministry will seek cabinet endorsement for a proposed negotiation framework for a free-trade agreement (FTA) with the European Free Trade Association (Efta) following a recent public hearing on the matter.
The gold mine was closed by the Thai government, but an obscure clause in a “free trade” agreement has allowed the lucrative mine in Central Thailand to reopen.
Environmental defenders in Thailand have slammed a decision by the Thai Government to reinstate formerly revoked mining licenses following a lengthy legal battle in an international arbitration tribunal.
The mine was shut amid accusations of villagers being poisoned by leaking toxic waste. Kingsgate, whose Thai subsidiary Akara Resources had operated the mine since 2001, filed an international arbitration lawsuit.
Thailand’s anti-CPTPP civil society organizations issued an open letter, addressed to Prime Minister, urging the government immediately to cease plans to join the 11-member CPTPP trade bloc.
Thailand and Bangladesh are working closely to ink a bilateral free trade agreement (FTA), the country’s envoy said during a meeting with Bangladeshi business leaders.
Thailand aims to join talks on membership of a trans-Pacific free-trade agreement, a government official said.
The cabinet yesterday approved the negotiation framework for the Asean-Canada free trade agreement (FTA), hoping the pact will help open a gateway for Thailand into North America.
While there are clear benefits for large companies to joining the pact, there are also clear drawbacks that could make life harder for the average Thai.