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Thai-Pakistan Free Trade Agreement on cards: envoy
Thailand and Pakistan are holding talks on a Free Trade Agreement (FTA), which is likely to be signed by the end of this year.
Trade or human rights? Integrity of State Department trafficking report still an open question
"The Administration appears to be resolute in forging a flawed trade agreement with countries that currently violate fundamental labor and human rights."
Farmers’ GMO fears ’unfounded’
Farmers are concerned about the impact of the TPP intellectual property chapter that prevents them from saving and using seeds that contain patented plant material.
Thailand studying Russia’s proposal on EAEU free trade zone - PM
Thailand’s PM Prayut Chan-o-cha says the country is ready to join the EAEU free trade zone in case it promotes better economic outcomes of the country
Farmers vow protests if TPP gets nod
Farmers nationwide have threatened to organise protests against the government if it decides Thailand should take part in the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) agreement.
Thai livestock industry opposes TPP agreement
The Swine Raisers Association of Thailand and other livestock groups yesterday protested against the country’s move to enter the Trans Pacific Partnership agreement claiming that doing so would bring enormous damages to Thailand’s livestock industry.
Thailand’s challenges on TPP framework
Thailand has decided to join the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP). That will be the key message Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha will deliver to President Barack Obama at the special Asean-US meeting.
Forget about joining TPP
Indigenous Maori people angry about the so-called "free trade" treaty asked Mr Key to refrain from bragging about the TPP at Waitangi Day ceremonies.
Free Trade Agreement with Thailand may not benefit Pakistan
Experts have urged the government to complete its homework before engaging into the Free Trade Agreement (FTA) with Thailand as, historically, FTAs have failed to usher favourable terms for Pakistan’s exports.
Only 11.4% of SMEs say they are set for AEC
Nien out of 10 Thai small and medium-sized enterprises say they are not ready for the Asean Economic Community
Will the TPP free trade agreement have a negative effect on Thailand?
The conclusions of TPP: What is next for Thailand?
Japan to help Thailand join TPP trade bloc, Somkid says
At a meeting with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, Mr Somkid said Japan had pledged to support Thailand joining the much-touted Trans-Pacific Partnership.
Thailand ’highly likely’ to decide to join TPP: deputy prime minister
Thailand is "highly likely" to decide to join the Trans-Pacific Partnership free trade deal (TPP), Thai deputy Prime Minister Somkid Jatusripitak said.
Thai government lifts total ban on arbitration clauses in state contracts
A recent Thai Cabinet resolution relaxes the restriction on arbitration clauses in some public contracts.
Zero chance’ of Thailand FTA under junta, Commission official says
The suspended Free Trade Agreement with Thailand will “never be ratified” whilst the country is under a military dictatorship, a top aide to EU Trade Commissioner Cecilia Malmstrom admitted
Full steam ahead for RCEP trade deal
Of the 35% of total products not included in the initial agreement, RCEP members are expected to gradually cut tariffs to zero within 10 years after 2017 for 20%
China to deepen ties with ASEAN by upgrading free trade agreement
China has said it will finish negotiations on upgrading the China-ASEAN Free Trade Area called CAFTA by the end of this year
Impacts of the Thai-EU Free Trade Agreement on plant varieties, biodiversity and food security
If Thailand accepts the intellectual property law in the course of the negotiations for the Free Trade Agreement of EU-Thai, this will have several impacts on farmers, biodiversity and food security.
RCEP seen as more important than TPP for now
Deputy Commerce Minister Apiradi Tantraporn has suggested that Thailand should eventually join the US-led Trans-Pacific Partnership, which will control about 40 per cent of global gross domestic product and one-third of world trade if approved. But until the TPP is finalised, Thailand should focus on the Asean-led Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP), she said.
Thailand, Pakistan bid to finalise FTA in 2017
Thailand and Pakistan are seeking to conclude a free-trade agreement by mid-2017 in a bid to reduce over-reliance on the traditional export markets of both nations. The FTA negotiations will begin late next month.