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EFTA and Thailand accelerate free trade talks
Thailand and the European Free Trade Association (EFTA) are ramping up efforts to reach a free trade agreement (FTA).
Imposing double standards: Why EFTA should not demand an UPOV clause in FTA with Thailand
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
EU and Thailand cap turbulent decade with a partnership agreement
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.
Thailand expects free trade agreement with EFTA in 2 years
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.
Renewed negotiations with Efta to start soon
Thailand is scheduled to announce the start of negotiations with the European Free Trade Association (Efta) to improve trade, services and investments.
US-led Asia trade pact eyes clean energy, supply chains
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.
Thailand to join talks on US-led Indo-Pacific framework
This decision to engage in negotiations is not a commitment by Thailand to join the final arrangement, the government said.
Thai gold mine blamed for sickening local villagers is set to reopen
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.
Bhutan and Thailand to have bilateral trade
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 mulls more FTAs to expand export markets
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 ups trade ties with Telangana
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.
Efta free-trade talks edge closer
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.
Riches for Australian miner equals misery for Thai villagers
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.
Toxic mine to re-open after Australian gold miner sues Thai Government
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.
Thai Prime Minister under fire over reopening of Australian gold mine
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.
Thai civil society urges government to end plans to join CPTPP
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.
Dhaka, Bangkok working on sealing FTA
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 plans to join talks on trans-Pacific trade pact membership
Thailand aims to join talks on membership of a trans-Pacific free-trade agreement, a government official said.
Cabinet okays Asean-Canada FTA framework
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.
Will Thailand ever join the CPTPP?
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.