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Trade pact with Pakistan nears completion
Thailand aims to conclude talks on a free trade agreement (FTA) with Pakistan by the end of this year.
Thailand pins high hope on FTAs to boost exports
Thailand’s Commerce Ministry looks set to propose negotiation frameworks for the Thailand-EU free trade agreement and ASEAN-Canada FTA for cabinet approval in the third quarter, aiming to boost the country’s exports.
Ministry ready for more mini-FTAs
Thailand aims to clinch deals to form deeper trade partnerships through "mini-FTAs" with Hainan, China and Telangana, India.
Thailand, Kofu city sign trade agreement
Thailand is scheduled to sign a memorandum of understanding (MoU) today to form a deeper trade partnership through a "mini-FTA" with Kofu city in central Japan.
CPTPP studies to go before the cabinet
Final studies on the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP) are ready and scheduled to go before the cabinet’s consideration over the next few weeks so that the government can make a decision whether to apply to join the pact.
Trade pact faces day of reckoning
Cabinet to mull report on whether to join CPTPP agreement, though critics say it must make out a strong case first.
Public hearings to be held over Asean-Canada FTA
Thailand and Asean counterparts are set to rev up discussions with Canada to establish a scope of negotiations for an Asean-Canada free trade agreement (FTA), with the aim to kick off negotiations later this year
Queries raised over FTA plan
A planned bilateral free trade deal between Thailand and Hong Kong may hit a snag as people have suggested Thailand make the best use of Hong Kong as a gateway for trade with China and promote bilateral economic partnerships both for the public and private sectors of the two parties.
Thailand to resume FTA talks with EU
Thailand has set a target of achieve a joint understanding document that paves the way to begin talks for the long-awaited free trade agreement (FTA) with the European Union (EU) this year.
Pakistan, Thailand to work for free trade agreement
Delegations from both countries met virtually at the second round of Pakistan-Thailand bilateral political consultations.
Thailand postpones CPTPP signing for 50 more days
Following the hashtag #NOCPTPP trending due to resistance directed at Thailand’s participation in the CPTPP, it has been explained that the Cabinet has only agreed to grant the Prime Minister another 50 days to consider the issue to ensure thoroughness.
State rushes to complete studies on CPTPP pact
The Finance Ministry is speeding up its study on the pros and cons of the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP), as well as working on protective measures to cushion against the impact of the pact if Thailand decides to join.
Thai-UK pact sets stage for agreement negotiations
Thailand and the UK plan to sign a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to set up a Joint Trade Committee on Commerce and Economic Cooperation, paving the way for a future free trade agreement (FTA) after Brexit.
Revealed: Monsanto owner and US officials pressured Mexico to drop glyphosate ban
Internal USTR communications lay out how the agrochemical industry is “pushing” for the US to fold this issue into the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA).
Thai Parliament approves Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP)
The parliament approved the ratification of the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) which was expected to take effect this year, said Deputy Prime Minister and Commerce Minister Jurin Laksanawisit.
RCEP going to parliament, instant enforcement likely
The Commerce Ministry is scheduled to propose to parliament on Tuesday the ratification of the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) trade pact, the world’s biggest free trade deal, signed by 15 nations in Asia-Pacific including Thailand last November.
Sri Lanka hope to revive free trade talks with Thailand
Sri Lanka and Thailand have expressed hope to revive talks on a free trade deal, after two rounds of negotiations.
State puts RCEP pact on fast track
Seeing the pact as a vital tool for economic recovery and growth, Thai ministry expects free trade among RCEP members to start by the middle of next year, following almost eight years of talks.
Thailand proposes virtual talks for FTA with Pakistan
Thai envoy proposed to virtually restart long-stalled talks on Free Trade Agreement (FTA) with Pakistan, pending since 2015.
Thailand’s export to China expanded under the BRI
China’s interconnectivity strategy under the Belt and Road Initiative enables Thailand to better exert the agreement on market opening under the framework of China-ASEAN Free Trade Area.