Lighthizer stressed the need to address longstanding trade barriers, including on U.S. meat and other agriculture exports.
“I’d be concerned that USTR is pressuring Thailand to take pro-pharma positions on the RCEP and TPP,” Knowledge Ecology International Executive Director James Love said.
FTA Watch warns that Thailand would most certainly lose an arbitral tribunal process regarding allegations that it violated the Thailand-Australia Free Trade Agreement, exposing the country to huge losses due to claims for compensation.
Difference between India and Thailand over market access is one of the main reasons why the FTA under BIMSTEC remained stalled during last couple of years.
Thailand urges India to join RCEP
Pakistan and Thailand Free Trade Agreement will be signed on August 22, for enhancing the bilateral trade between two countries - Pak official.
Sri Lanka and Thailand have come to a consensus on a free trade agreement covering trade in goods. The MoU will be signed in August.
Officials from both countries decided to expand the trade in agricultural products (mainly fruit).
The Thai government says it is ready to hold talks with Australian goldmining company, Kingsgate Consolidated, over the closure of its Thai mining operations last year.
Thai Commerce Minister said problems between Thailand and the United States could be thrashed out in ongoing negotiations on a trade and investment partnership.
Australian goldminer Kingsgate Consolidated is banking on free trade agreement provisions to press the Thai government to open talks over its 2016 decision to shut all gold mines.
With US, EU gripped by uncertainty, Bangkok looks towards Asian partners
Pakistan and Thailand are discussing Free Trade Agreement (FTA), likely to be signed within three months after both the sides finalize recommendations to be accommodated in the agreement.
As the Asean Community enters its second year, Thailand, as one of the founding countries of the bloc, is planning to spearhead various economic opportunities to benefit the region.
Pakistan Association of Automotive Parts and Accessories Manufacturers (PAAPAM) expressed concerns on the government’s proposal to include the auto sector in the FTA between Pakistan and Thailand.
States such as Vietnam, Malaysia, Thailand and Philippines, which used to lean toward the United States (US), may now be seeking to find more favor with the Chinese.
The Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU) is considering Thailand’s application for a free trade zone agreement, and suggests that a new document - memorandum of understanding - should be signed between the sides.
The fifth round of Pakistan-Thailand Free Trade Agreement negotiations was held in Bangkok.
Pakistan is going to access non-traditional trade markets of the world and liberalise its trade environment, which will ensure sustained economic growth.
Auto vendors have shown their discomfort over the ongoing negotiations regarding the Free Trade Agreement (FTA) between Pakistan and Thailand.