• Mon, 15 Apr 2019 17:11
    Indonesia threatens to challenge EU at WTO in palm oil feud
    The government has threatened to bring its palm oil dispute with the European Union to the World Trade Organization's Dispute Settlement Body (DSB) if the EU proceeds to treat palm oil as a high-risk vegetable oil in its latest delegated act.
    Breaking News
  • Fri, 22 Mar 2019 01:00
    EU QUOTA RE-ALLOCATION 
    Thailand’s Department of Trade Negotiations were in negotiations with the European Union (EU) and Britain on amending the obligations on tariff-rate quotas for 31 product items under the World Trade Organisation (WTO).
    Economy
  • Tue, 19 Mar 2019 00:12
    As Asean chair, Thailand can help fix WTO, says Canadian trade negotiator
    CANADIAN and Thai trade negotiators believe the Kingdom can play a leading role in reforming the World Trade Organisation (WTO) in order for the multilateral body to withstand protectionist forces and safeguard the principles of free trade.
    business
  • Fri, 15 Mar 2019 01:00
    Asean task force aims for consensus on joining trade pacts
    With few tangible and immediate results, Asean members agreed this week to tackle new challenges that arise in joining free trade agreements (FTAs) and increase its role in the World Trade Organisation (WTO).
    Economy
  • Thu, 20 Dec 2018 01:00
    Supachai warns Thailand to prepare for a slowdown in global economy
    THE GLOBAL economy is in dissarray with no clear direction, while the US-China trade war is having an adverse impact on investors’ confidence worldwide, warned Supachai Panitchpakdi, former director-general of the World Trade Organisation.
    business
  • Thu, 20 Dec 2018 01:00
    Global economy in bad shape, warns Supachai
    THE GLOBAL economy is in disorder with no clear direction, while the US-China trade war is having an adverse impact on investors’ confidence worldwide, warned Supachai Panitchpakdi, former director-general of the World Trade Organisation. 
    Economy
  • Sat, 17 Nov 2018 10:42
    Meeting planned on WTO ruling on cigarette imports
    Thai Customs officials plan to hold a meeting next week on the ruling issued by a World Trade Organisation [WTO] against the country’s regulations on cigarette imports, a spokesperson of Customs Department told The Nation on Saturday.
    national
  • Fri, 14 Sep 2018 01:00
    China ramps up pressure on Trump
    World Trade Organisation sanctions on Washington could tilt the trade dispute in Beijing’s favour
    opinion
  • Thu, 06 Sep 2018 01:00
    Border-crossing rules in Mekong subregion ‘need to be standardised’
    SETTING standards for the crossing of borders is an urgent requirement for logistics in the Mekong sub-region, the former chief of World Trade Organisation (WTO), Supachai Panitchpakdi, said yesterday.
    Economy
  • Tue, 03 Jul 2018 01:00
    Asean urged to champion free trade
    ASEAN and the broader East Asian region could play a leading role in promoting freer trade and investment flows amid a rising tide of protectionism, the chief of the UN’s trade and development arm said.
    Economy
  • Sat, 09 Sep 2017 01:00
    Indonesia reports Australia to WTO over paper duties
    Indonesia has filed a formal complaint with the World Trade Organisation over Australia’s import duties on Indonesian paper.
    ASEAN+
  • Thu, 20 Jul 2017 01:00
    Supachai worries over threat of monopoly from tech giants
    SUPACHAI Panitchpakdi, former director-general of the World Trade Organisation (WTO), is worried about the way that technology giants like Alibaba, Facebook, Google and Apple do businesses, warning that their opaque practices could lead to monopolies in local and global economies.
    Economy
  • Wed, 12 Jul 2017 01:00
    Supachai urges year-end goal on free trade
    SUPACHAI PANITCHPAKDI, former director general of the World Trade Organisation (WTO), has called for Asian free-trade negotiations under the so-called Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) to be wrapped up by the end of the year – and strike a blow for global trade amid rising protectionism fuelled by isolationist US policies.
    Economy
  • Fri, 16 Jun 2017 01:00
    Action on imports of H-beams with alloy allowed by WTO, dept says
    TRADE authorities have reaffirmed that safeguard measures announced this year against imports of structural hot-rolled H-beams with alloy are in line with international practice permitted by the World Trade Organisation (WTO). 
    Economy
  • Thu, 18 May 2017 01:00
    Supachai raps govt on economy, weapons purchases
    IN A RARE MOVE, former World Trade Organisation chief Supachai Panitchpakdi yesterday criticised the Thai government on many big issues ranging from falling private investment to a potential bubble in the property market, and hinted that he frowned on the submarine-purchase deal.
    Economy
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