• Wed, 27 Mar 2019 01:00
    Two-month border trade climbs 0.92%
    THE total value of Thailand’s cross-border trade, including transit trade, edged up 0.92 per cent year on year to Bt219.48 billion in the first two months of this year with the full year target set at Bt1.6 trillion, a 15-per cent growth from 2018 , according to the Department of Foreign Trade.
  • Fri, 01 Mar 2019 23:10
    DFT hosts event to boost Thai-Cambodia border trade
    The Department of Foreign Trade (DFT) will host a Thai-Cambodia economic partnership event in which the governments of both countries and the private sector have been invited to trade and investment promotion and solutions.
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  • Mon, 08 Oct 2018 01:00
    Auto sector tops Thai exports to Asean
    Vehicles as well as auto parts and accessories topped Thai shipments to Asean in the first eight months of this year, valued at Bt164.8 billion, according to figures from the Department of Foreign Trade.
  • Sat, 29 Sep 2018 01:00
    Trading PLACES
    ADUL Chotinisakorn has taken an unlikely path to the top office in a government department. The former temple school student also cuts a distinctive style and likes to think of himself as a marketing man - in contrast to the staid, regulatory mindset associated with many of his peers.
  • Wed, 26 Sep 2018 01:00
    Tax breaks used on $42.7 bn worth of exports in 7 months
    Thai exporters used tax incentives from the free trade agreement (FTA) and generalised system preference or GSP worth US$42.7 billion (Bt1.38 trillion) in the first seven months of this year – up 18.95 per cent from the same period of this year, Adul Chotinisakorn, director-general of the Department of Foreign Trade of the Commerce Ministry said yesterday.
  • Wed, 19 Sep 2018 01:00
    Exporters urged to cash in on Afta
    THE Department of Foreign Trade aims to increase the percentage of Thai businesses cashing in on tax incentives under the Asean Free Trade Agreement (Afta) to 70 per cent this year, up from 63.04 per cent in 2017.
  • Fri, 29 Jun 2018 16:31
    Conference hails Thai tapioca dominance
    Ministry of Commerce's Department of Foreign Trade has hosted the fifth World Tapioca Conference with over 1,000 Thai and international participants.
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  • Fri, 23 Mar 2018 01:00
    Bid for tariff exclusion
    The Department of Foreign Trade has expedited its procedures for a request to exclude Thailand from the recently announced US tariffs on steel and aluminum product imports, after the United States announced its procedures for exclusion requests on March 19.
  • Mon, 20 Nov 2017 01:00
    The Commerce Ministry has told the Department of Foreign Trade to bring state and private-sector trade representatives to Shan State in Myanmar from November 28 to December 1 to observe negotiations for collaboration over a project to develop electricity.
  • Mon, 07 Aug 2017 01:00
    The Commerce Ministry’s Department of Foreign Trade will today take a delegation of private business and public officials to the Shan State in Myanmar to discuss the promotion of trade and investment between the two countries.
  • Thu, 15 Jun 2017 11:01
    DFT said WTO allows ‘safeguard measures for H-beam with alloy
    The Department of Foreign Trade (DFT), Ministry of Commerce, reaffirmed that safeguard measures against structural hot rolled H-beam with alloy is part of an international practice permitted by the World Trade Organization (WTO).
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  • Thu, 02 Mar 2017 16:05
    Thai exports under FTAs worth more than $52 bn last year
    The value of exports under Thailand’s free-trade agreements last year exceeded US$52 billion (Bt1.82 trillion), up 3.82 per cent from 2015, according to Department of Foreign Trade director-general Duangporn Rodphaya.
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  • Mon, 13 Feb 2017 01:00
    Civil liability cases being prepared against Boonsong and five others
    The Commerce Ministry’s Department of Foreign Trade is preparing to forward to the Department of Legal Execution next week |civil liability cases against former commerce minister Boonsong Teriyapirom and five others in the “fake” government-to-government rice deals, according to Lt-General Sansern Kaewkamnerd, the government spokesman.
  • Sun, 12 Feb 2017 01:00
    Ministry move to seize Bt20 bn in assets from ex-officials over ‘fake rice deals’
    THE COMMERCE Ministry will formally ask the Legal Execution Department this week to confiscate Bt20 billion from former officials held responsible for losses stemming from allegedly fake rice-export deals announced as part of the previous government’s rice-pledging scheme.
  • Sun, 27 Apr 2014 00:00
    Was Trade Dept asleep during Philippine rice auction?
    A few weeks ago, the Department of Foreign Trade assured us Thailand would secure the sale of 800,000 tonnes of rice to the Philippines in an auction this month.
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