In January meeting, addition of Thailand, South Korea and UK to be discussed.
Negotiators are revving up free trade talks with dialogue partners for the remaining months this year and look set to resume talks with the EU and join the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP), a newly formed bloc of 11 Pacific Rim nations excluding the US, next year.
Thai farmers and civil society organisations vented their concerns about the impact of the new pact’s IP chapter that prevents them from saving and reusing seeds that contain patented plant material.
Two nations to kick off bilateral FTA talks in Bangkok.
Next round of negotiations on Thai FTA in two weeks. Joint feasibility study on FTA with Bangladesh to be implemented soon.
It is alarming to note that all the ‘impact assessments’ of CP-TPP have been conducted by large corporations, and it makes quite clear that for Thailand to join CP-TPP, only big businesses and corporations will benefit from this trade agreement.
China wants to upgrade multilateral cooperation with other Southeast Asian countries under the Asean-China Free Trade Agreements.
Public hearings will be held in all regions throughout Thailand to gather feedback from all stakeholders on the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership.
Free trade negotiation never benefits the poor. But it gives opportunities for the capitalist transnational corporations to control and dictate the food and agriculture systems absolutely.
The Thai government is about to enter a trade deal that could seriously harm the reform agenda and deprive communities of the ability to make decisions for fear of violating investors’ rights.
Thailand, Indonesia, Columbia, South Korea and Taiwan are seen as willing to join the revised TPP. Britain has also shown interest.
Sri Lanka is expecting to ink a deal on a strategic economic partnership with Thailand on July 12, including initial talks on a free trade agreement.
The foreign ministers of Japan and Thailand have agreed to step up cooperation for Bangkok to join talks on participation in the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) free trade framework.
Groups say agreement will harm Thai agriculture and health, warn decision should be left to incoming elected government.
US pork producers want Thailand penalised.
Sri Lanka and Thailand will begin talks on setting broad parameters for a free trade deal from May 2018, officials said.
Thailand wants to join the Trans-Pacific Partnership "as soon as possible," Deputy Prime Minister Somkid Jatusripitak told visiting Japanese Economic and Fiscal Policy and Revitalization Minister Toshimitsu Motegi who is in charge of negotiations for the pact on Tuesday.
Thailand intends to join the TPP deal, which counts Japan and Australia among its members, after it takes effect. The existing 11 member countries are seeking to have it take effect this year.
Bangladesh has decided to sign a free trade agreement (FTA) with Thailand to boost trade with the Southeast Asian nation.
The United States and Thailand met today under the US-Thailand Trade and Investment Framework Agreement (TIFA) to discuss ways to deepen trade ties and address outstanding bilateral trade issues between them. The two sides reaffirmed the importance of their longstanding relationship and of working together to expand trade.