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Thailand aims to join TPP trade deal
Thailand intends to join the TPP deal, which counts Japan and Australia among its members, after it takes effect. The existing 11 member countries are seeking to have it take effect this year.
Bangladesh plans FTA with Thailand
Bangladesh has decided to sign a free trade agreement (FTA) with Thailand to boost trade with the Southeast Asian nation.
United States and Thailand discuss strengthening engagement on trade, resolving priority issues
The United States and Thailand met today under the US-Thailand Trade and Investment Framework Agreement (TIFA) to discuss ways to deepen trade ties and address outstanding bilateral trade issues between them. The two sides reaffirmed the importance of their longstanding relationship and of working together to expand trade.
Pak-Thai FTA – opportunity or threat?
Pakistan has had an increasing trade deficit with Thailand; for the period 8MFY18 the trade deficit has increased by 44 percent YoY as increases in imports from Thailand greatly outweigh rise in exports. In monetary terms, the trade deficit of 8MFY18 at $611 million is almost at par with FY16’s annual deficit, indicating the speed at which it is growing.
New law and trade agreement will diminish farmers’ control over seeds
An amendment recently introduced in Thai parliaments will take seeds out of the hands of women, farmers and indigenous peoples who have kept seeds, shared seeds and developed a wealth of local knowledge on plant varieties— and put them instead in the hands of large corporations.
Pak-Thai FTA likely to be signed this year
Pakistan and Thai governments are actively engaged in talks on free trade agreement (FTA) and with signing of the FTA, the bilateral trade will instantly boost as there is a huge potential on the both sides.
Thailand seeks to join TPP
Deputy Prime Minister Somkid Jatusripitak said it is important to prepare for being a member of the free trade agreement.
Thailand expects some progress on RCEP pact finalisation before July
Thailand is expecting “some progress” towards finalisation of the long-delayed Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) before July as a ministerial-level meeting is likely soon to address many of the pending issues.
New centre opened in Thailand as part of China’s Digital Belt and Road program
DBAR ICoE-Bangkok is one of eight such centres around the world. It will leverage Earth observation and big Earth data from satellites and other sources to support decision-makers in the implementation of projects related to the Belt and Road Initiative and managing risks associated with climate change.
Thailand weighs benefits of joining trade pact Trump ditched
Current 11-nation trade agreement set to be signed next month. Donald Trump says U.S. re-entering trade deal a ‘possibility’.
Thailand and Russia-led bloc to launch free trade talks
Partners aim to triple trade to $10bn by 2020.
Moving forward in global trade
Thailand has entered into negotiations for a number of free trade agreements (FTA). Its first FTA was the Asean Free Trade Area, signed in 1992. The country has six FTAs with India, Australia, New Zealand, Japan, Peru and Chile.
Thailand proposes FTA talks with Bangladesh
Thailand has proposed to start Free Trade Agreement or FTA talks with Bangladesh as Bangkok wants to enhance the economic cooperation with Dhaka.
EU free trade talks put on fast track
Thai delegation heads to Europe next year.
EU to restore full political contacts with Thailand
The Foreign Affairs Council of the European Union agreed to gradually resume all political re-engagement with Thailand and to possibly restart free trade talks.
Thailand faces arbitration over decision to shut only active gold mine
Chatree mine’s operator, Australia’s Kingsgate Consolidated said that it would commence arbitration under the Thailand-Australia Free Trade Agreement
9th round of Pak, Thailand FTAs negotiation to be held on November 6-8
A Free Trade Agreement between Pakistan and Thailand will be signed on January 15 for focusing on enhancing the bilateral trade between the two countries, a top official of Ministry of Commerce said.
Pak-Thailand FTA: Pakistan wants duties eased on 100 products
A Free Trade Agreement between Pakistan and Thailand will be signed on January 15 for enhancing bilateral trade between the two countries, a top official of the Ministry of Commerce said.
Pakistan, Vietnam to start FTA talks
Pakistan and Vietnam have agreed to share an initial list of products while kicking off negotiations on a free trade agreement.
Thailand seeks to change FTA with China
Thailand is seeking a review of the Thailand-China free trade agreement as the 0% import duty for electric vehicles could derail the country’s plan to attract foreign manufacturers.