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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.
Update on legal proceedings re Chatree gold mine, Thailand
The purpose of this release is to introduce the team, and to briefly describe the two claims and the processes to be followed in prosecuting each claim.
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.
Lighthizer presses Thailand on AG trade barriers
Lighthizer stressed the need to address longstanding trade barriers, including on U.S. meat and other agriculture exports.
USTR launches review of IP in Thailand after reported improvements on enforcement
“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.
Govt will lose gold mine dispute due to Article 44 use: academics
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.
India-Thailand difference delaying FTA under BIMSTEC
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.
PM urges India to join regional trade pact
Thailand urges India to join RCEP
Pak, Thailand FTA to be signed on Aug 22
Pakistan and Thailand Free Trade Agreement will be signed on August 22, for enhancing the bilateral trade between two countries - Pak official.