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Thailand, Turkey finalizing free trade agreement: Envoy
Addressing a ceremony in the Turkish capital Ankara, the Thai ambassador said the two countries hope to conclude the FTA by 2020.
Govt eyes Hong Kong free trade deal
Thailand plans to sign a free-trade agreement (FTA) with Hong Kong, which will cover the service sector, including green finance and cyber security.
Consultations ending on restart for Thai-EU trade talks
The Thai Commerce Ministry is preparing to wrap up consultations with relevant agencies and organisations to resume free-trade talks with the European Union.
Somkid affirms interest in Hong Kong FTA talks
Despite the ongoing protests, Thailand remains confident about the potential of Hong Kong and is negotiating a bilateral free trade agreement with the autonomous territory.
Thailand awaits Pakistan’s progress on FTA: Thai envoy
Thailand has already submitted a list of around 200 items to be traded between the two countries under the proposed Free Trade Agreement (FTA), but Pakistan government’s response and progress was waited.
Government to expedite studies on Thai-EU FTA
The Thai government pledges to speed up studies on the opportunities and challenges in reviving long-delayed trade talks between Thailand and the EU.
European Union aims to resume free trade talks with Thailand
The European Union aims to resume negotiations with Thailand on a free trade agreement, the Council of the European Union said.
RCEP remains divided over tariffs
Ministers from 16 Asia-Pacific countries are close to reaching an agreement on a proposed free-trade pact. But key issues still stand in the way. The countries have decided to hold a follow-up ministerial meeting to break the deadlock.
RCEP nations make headway for deal by year-end
Ministers from 16 countries, including Japan, China, South Korea and the 10 members of the ASEAN made headway for their goal of concluding their negotiations on the proposed RCEP free trade deal by the end of this year.
Somkid pushes for resumption of FTA talks with EU
Deputy Prime Minister Somkid Jatusripitak is wooing the EU to revive talks on a Thai-EU free trade agreement after the next round of talks in October.
EEU FTA in progress
Thailand could see a windfall in bilateral trade though an upcoming free trade agreement (FTA) with the Russia-led Eurasian Economic Union (EEU).
US businesses urge Thailand to join CPTPP
The US-Asean Business Council is is calling for the Thai government to join the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP).
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.