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Asean credibility at stake if RCEP not concluded this year, forum hears
Concluding the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) will be the biggest challenge during Thailand’s Asean chairmanship this year.
Somkid presses Commerce Ministry on CPTPP
Thai Deputy Prime ordered the Commerce Ministry to submit a request to become a CPTPP member while the government remains in power.
Thailand to push RCEP deal
Thailand, as Asean chair, will push for conclusion of the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) negotiations by the year-end in order to counterbalance the negative impacts of the US-China trade war.
TPP-11 now turns focus to recruiting new members
In January meeting, addition of Thailand, South Korea and UK to be discussed.
FTA talks being accelerated
Negotiators are revving up free trade talks with dialogue partners for the remaining months this year and look set to resume talks with the EU and join the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP), a newly formed bloc of 11 Pacific Rim nations excluding the US, next year.
Despite seed concerns, CPTPP study to proceed
Thai farmers and civil society organisations vented their concerns about the impact of the new pact’s IP chapter that prevents them from saving and reusing seeds that contain patented plant material.
Thailand sees shortcut to Belt and Road with Sri Lanka trade deal
Two nations to kick off bilateral FTA talks in Bangkok.
Joint feasibility study on FTA with Bangladesh
Next round of negotiations on Thai FTA in two weeks. Joint feasibility study on FTA with Bangladesh to be implemented soon.
Thai women’s group oppose Thailand joining CP-TPP
It is alarming to note that all the ‘impact assessments’ of CP-TPP have been conducted by large corporations, and it makes quite clear that for Thailand to join CP-TPP, only big businesses and corporations will benefit from this trade agreement.
Thailand-China look to double their strategic trade and investment partnerships
China wants to upgrade multilateral cooperation with other Southeast Asian countries under the Asean-China Free Trade Agreements.
Public hearings on CPTPP to run nationwide from August
Public hearings will be held in all regions throughout Thailand to gather feedback from all stakeholders on the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership.
RCEP negotiation must stop, demands Assembly of the Poor, Thailand
Free trade negotiation never benefits the poor. But it gives opportunities for the capitalist transnational corporations to control and dictate the food and agriculture systems absolutely.
RCEP agreement puts future of Thai people at risk
The Thai government is about to enter a trade deal that could seriously harm the reform agenda and deprive communities of the ability to make decisions for fear of violating investors’ rights.
TPP countries to start accession talks for new members in 2019
Thailand, Indonesia, Columbia, South Korea and Taiwan are seen as willing to join the revised TPP. Britain has also shown interest.
Sri Lanka to begin FTA talks, strategic economic partnership as Thailand PM visits
Sri Lanka is expecting to ink a deal on a strategic economic partnership with Thailand on July 12, including initial talks on a free trade agreement.
Japan to cooperate for Thailand joining TPP free trade talks
The foreign ministers of Japan and Thailand have agreed to step up cooperation for Bangkok to join talks on participation in the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) free trade framework.
Activists sound alarm over trade deal
Groups say agreement will harm Thai agriculture and health, warn decision should be left to incoming elected government.
US farmers up in arms over additives ban
US pork producers want Thailand penalised.
Sri Lanka Thailand to begin talks on FTA from May
Sri Lanka and Thailand will begin talks on setting broad parameters for a free trade deal from May 2018, officials said.
Thailand wants to join TPP ’as soon as possible,’ says deputy PM
Thailand wants to join the Trans-Pacific Partnership "as soon as possible," Deputy Prime Minister Somkid Jatusripitak told visiting Japanese Economic and Fiscal Policy and Revitalization Minister Toshimitsu Motegi who is in charge of negotiations for the pact on Tuesday.