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WHO warns govt about risks of FTAs
Experts say the government should carefully consider before signing free-trade agreements (FTA) - as people could be hurt by deals that prolong drug patents and restrict information about medicine.
India, Thailand still disagree on FTA details: Thai official
The much-awaited Free Trade Agreement between India and Thailand has hit a slight bump as the two sides still disagree on key details, according to a senior Thai official.
The Philippines, Thailand, South Korea and Taiwan: Joining TPP?
More countries in Asia appear ready to join the Trans-Pacific Partnership negotiations, most likely as members of the second round of nations joining the deal.
Calls for reform in Thai-Aust trade pact
Thailand faces pressure to open its highly protected dairy and beef markets to Australian exporters under the decades-old Thai-Australia free trade pact.
Govt contemplates keeping gold jewellery out of all FTAs through re-negotiations
The move is expected to act as a damage control after gold jewellery from third countries under the India-Thailand FTA and the India-ASEAN FTA has flooded the Indian markets
Plan to seek higher farm crops quota
Thailand and Japan have agreed to talk further at an official level before formally revising the Japan-Thailand Economic Partnership Agreement on the 10th anniversary of the pact, which came into effect in November 2007.
Peru, Thailand agree to continue FTA talks
Peru’s Minister of Foreign Trade and Tourism Magali Silva and Thailand’s Deputy Minister of Commerce Apiradi Tantraporn agreed to continue moving forward towards the signing of a Free Trade Agreement and strengthen trade ties between the two countries.
Pakistan, Thailand to begin dialogue on FTA, says minister
Pakistan and Thailand will start dialogue on Free Trade Agreement (FTA) soon as Cabinet of Thailand has agreed allowing negotiations for FTA with Pakistan.
Japan to reduce Thai rice purchases under TPP
Japan plans to reduce rice purchases from Thailand and import more from the United States if a trans-Pacific trade pact led by the two countries goes through.
European trade lobby urges restart of FTA talks
The European Association for Business and Commerce (EABC) is calling for an early resumption of talks on a Thailand-European Union free-trade agreement, arguing that there is no need to wait for the return of democracy.
European body seeks changes to trade-related regulations
The European Association for Business and Commerce has urged Thailand to revise trade-related regulations
Thai-Russian cooperation set for new heights as trade expands
Despite the global downturn and economic troubles in Russia, trade between Moscow and Bangkok is in rude health, with the food and agriculture sectors showing especially dynamic growth.
Thailand must stand firm in trade deal talks
The investment chapter under the proposed TPP and the Thailand-EU FTA, if adopted, might place Thailand’s substantive ability to protect public interests at risk, warns Jakkrit Kuanpoth.
Ministry pushes for FTA talks with EU
Thailand’s Commerce Ministry will push for the resumption of free-trade negotiations between Thailand and the European Union this year.
Thailand’s European tariff privileges withdrawn
The European Union’s generalized scheme of preferences (GSP) will be withdrawn from over 6,200 Thai products on 1 January, 2015.
Canada considers free trade with Thailand despite internal warnings
The Canadian government is exploring the idea of free trade with Thailand despite internal warnings from Foreign Affairs officials that Ottawa should hold back while the Asian country remains under control of a military junta.
Thailand to lose share of China market under FTA, survey suggests
It is projected that ASEAN could face an annual trade deficit with China as high as US$30 billion within five years under the ASEAN-China Free Trade Agreement
Apec trade ministers push regional FTA
This week 21 trade ministers from the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation group are making plans for the Free Trade Area of the Asia-Pacific (FTAAP), which they hope to finalise by end of 2015.
Protecting Thailand from the hazards of international arbitration
The International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) has said Thailand is in urgent need of an arbitration law to facilitate settlements between Thai and foreign companies, so as to increase foreign investor confidence and prepare upcoming Asean Economic Community (AEC) next year.
Japanese Minister urges Thai to support ASEAN + 6 FTA
Japan wants Thailand to support the RCEP negotiations and proposes the resumption of the Japan–Thailand Economic Partnership Agreement (JTEPA) due to the changing political situations in the two countries.