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US-China trade war accelerates formation of RCEP trade bloc
The escalation of the trade war between China and the US might help push forward negotiations of the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) free trade agreement.
Thai-EU free trade talks set to resume after hiatus
Thailand is returning to the negotiating table for a Thai-European Union (EU) free-trade agreement (FTA) after the green light was given by the new government.
EU-Thailand deal a starting point for Thai trade with France
The European Union (EU) has yet to strike a free trade agreement (FTA) with Thailand but some member countries are already expressing interest in opportunities that the Thai market has to offer. These include France.
EU-Vietnam trade deal prompts concern in Thailand
The new EU-Vietnam free trade deal could spark a manufacturing exodus from Thailand to Vietnam. Thailand will likely look to other markets to compensate.
Old wine in new bottles: Keep TRIPS-plus provisions out of the RCEP FTA!
Intellectual property barriers, which would hinder access to affordable medicines, have supposedly been removed from the draft RCEP free-trade agreement (FTA).
Thai CSOs’ proposition against IP enforcement in the RCEP negotiation
FTA Watch would like to urge the Thai negotiation team for the RCEP to have a strong position to reject proposals on Intellectual Property Enforcement chapter.
ASEAN to send envoys to break RCEP deadlocks
ASEAN economic ministers have agreed to have representatives from Indonesia and Thailand, as well as ASEAN Secretary-General Lim Jock Hoi, engage with Indian officials over deadlocks in the negotiations of the bloc’s most strategic trade agreement.
Thailand hopeful of RCEP deal despite scant progress
Thailand maintains the RCEP historic deal involving 16 economies can be finalised by November.
The impact of Thailand’s FTAs on US agri-food exports
US govt says Thailand’s FTAs - with China, Australia, NZ, Japan, India, ASEAN, Chile and Peru - have hurt US agri-food exports to Thailand.
Mine owner takes govt to arbitration
Australian gold mining firm Kingsgate Consolidated is seeking negotiations with the new Thai government over the case in which it was ordered to cease mining operations in Phichit two years ago.
Thailand seeks restart of trade negotiations with EU
Thailand is ready to resume negotiations for a free-trade agreement (FTA) with the European Union (EU) once the new government is established, as officials seek to offset the decline in global trade, according to a leading trade official.
Thailand forwards 100 tariff lines to include in proposed FTA
Thailand has forwarded a list of 100 products to Pakistan to include in the proposed free trade agreement (FTA) with the South East Asian country.
Kingsgate prepares for legal challenge to mine closure
The Australian mining company Kingsgate Consolidated, armed with a US$55-million insurance payout for the closure of its gold mine in Thailand, says it now has the financial means to pursue its arbitration case against the Thai government.
Thailand delays application to join trans-Pacific FTA
hailand will delay its application to join a trans-Pacific free trade agreement until after election
Sri Lanka to review FTA talks with China, India, Thailand
The Government is to review the progress in Free Trade Agreement (FTA) talks with China, India and Thailand.
Thailand to apply to join trans-Pacific FTA this month: official
Thailand will apply this month to join a trans-Pacific free trade agreement, aiming to ensure it is not left behind by its competitors in the vibrant region.
Thailand seeks Indian support for new RCEP regional trade bloc
Thailand is looking for India’s support to help settle talks and conclude the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) by the end of this year.
Asean credibility at stake if RCEP not concluded this year, forum hears
Concluding the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) will be the biggest challenge during Thailand’s Asean chairmanship this year.
Somkid presses Commerce Ministry on CPTPP
Thai Deputy Prime ordered the Commerce Ministry to submit a request to become a CPTPP member while the government remains in power.
Thailand to push RCEP deal
Thailand, as Asean chair, will push for conclusion of the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) negotiations by the year-end in order to counterbalance the negative impacts of the US-China trade war.