• Sat, 02 Feb 2019 01:00
    The art of USING the deal
    “TRADE negotiations are no use if no one makes use of the resulting deals,” contends Auramon Supthaweethum, a career trade official who has spent the past decades working to advance Thailand’s position in international trade.
  • Thu, 27 Dec 2018 01:00
    Heightened push for free-trade agreements
    THAILAND has set an ambitious goal to finish drafting four free-trade agreements (FTAs) in 2019, including the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) mega multilateral FTA and three bilateral FTAs with Turkey, Sri Lanka and Pakistan.
  • Fri, 16 Nov 2018 01:00
    FTA Trade with China increases 9.9 per cent in 9 months 
    Trade value between Thai and China under a free trade agreement (FTA) reached US$59.15 billion in the first nine months, up 9.9 per cent from the same period last year, according to an official of the Foreign Trade Department, under the Commerce Ministry. 
  • Wed, 14 Nov 2018 01:00
    TRADE PACTS Exports under trade pacts reach $56 bn in 9 months 
    Thai exports under free trade agreements (FTA) and generalised system of preferences (GSP) amounted to a total of US$55.66 billion in the first nine months , up 17.7 per cent from the same period of last year, said Adual Chotinisakorn, director-general of the Foreign Trade Department yesterday.
  • Wed, 17 Oct 2018 01:00
    Thailand’s export under the Free Trade Agreement (FTA) and Generalised System Preference (GSP) amounted to US$49.89 billion in the first eight months of this year, up 19.12 per cent from the same period last year, said Adul Chotinisakorn, director general of Foreign Trade Department under the Commerce Ministry.
  • Mon, 01 Oct 2018 12:12
    US, Canada in last-minute NAFTA deal: media
    Canadian and US negotiators reached a deal late Sunday on reforming the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), Canadian media reported, after more than a year of talks triggered by US President Donald Trump's discontent with the 24-year old pact.
  • 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.
  • Mon, 24 Sep 2018 01:00
    Is Trump mentally and morally fit to be US president?
    The United States’ abrupt withdrawal from the North America Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), Trans-Pacific Agreement (TPA), and Paris Climate Agreement at the beginning of Trump’s presidency can be attributed to economic concerns, but many of his recent decisions seem to be senseless and without grounds. 
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  • 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.
  • Wed, 19 Sep 2018 01:00
    Thai-Sri Lankan FTA ‘to be concluded by 2020’
    NEGOTATIONS on a Thailand-Sri Lanka free trade agreement (FTA) would be concluded by 2020, Auramon Supthaweethum, director-general at the Department of Trade Negotiations, told a press conference yesterday.
  • Mon, 03 Sep 2018 14:34
    Asian markets start week with losses as trade fears return
    Asian markets started Monday on a negative note as trade tensions returned to the fore, with Donald Trump eyeing fresh tariffs on a swathe of Chinese goods and NAFTA talks with Canada hitting a wall.
  • Sat, 01 Sep 2018 08:34
    US presses ahead with Mexico trade pact, talks with Canada resume next week
    The United States is pressing ahead with a free trade pact with Mexico, but whether Canada will join depends on a new round of talks next week, after negotiations ended Friday without an agreement.
  • Thu, 30 Aug 2018 06:45
    US, Canada agreement on NAFTA 2.0 appears to be in reach
    A deal on an overhaul of the North American Free Trade Agreement appears to be within reach, as Canada and the United States were set to continue negotiations Thursday aimed at getting the pact done by the end of the week.
  • Tue, 28 Aug 2018 09:07
    US, Canada set for talks to revise NAFTA
    With a deal with Mexico out of the way, US trade officials are due to resume talks with Canada on Tuesday to try to salvage the North American Free Trade Agreement as a trilateral deal.
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