• Tue, 24 Oct 2017 01:00:00
    RCEP members discuss how to achieve zero-tariff trade in 15 years 
    The board of the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) is meeting in South Korea this week to discuss ways of opening up much of Asia, plus Australia and New Zealand, to totally free trade within 15 years, the deputy director-general of the Foreign Trade Department said yesterday.
    Economy
  • Mon, 09 Oct 2017 15:37:38
    Customs worries Asean-China free trade will trigger influx of Chinese goods 
    The Customs Department will hold talk with its Chinese counterpart over the impact of a new free trade agreement between Asean and China that will come into effect in January next year, of the department director general, Kulit Sombatsiri, said on Monday.
    Economy
  • Wed, 04 Oct 2017 01:00:00
    Measures approved in drive to spur EV production 
    THE GOVERNMENT is steering towards a set of measures to promote electric vehicle (EV) production in Thailand, while the Customs Department, the Ministry of Commerce and the Ministry of Industry are in discussions to amend commitments under the Asean-China free trade agreement (ACFTA) to pave way for imports of EV parts to Thailand.
    Economy
  • Mon, 18 Sep 2017 01:00:00
    Lam: HK, ASEAN to sign free trade agreement soon
    YANGON - Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor said on Saturday that the Hong Kong SAR and ASEAN are about to sign a free trade agreement and a related investment agreement.
    ASEAN+
  • Sun, 10 Sep 2017 16:24:17
    Asean concludes free trade deal with Hong Kong
    The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) and Hong Kong have concluded their free trade agreement (FTA), the signing of which is scheduled this November, marking the first FTA signed by Asean in nearly the past decade.
    business
  • Fri, 01 Sep 2017 01:00:00
    Govt will lose gold mine dispute due to Article 44 use: academics
    EXPERTS AND academics have warned that Thailand will lose an arbitral tribunal process regarding allegations that it violated the Thailand-Australia Free Trade Agreement (TAFTA), because of the exercise of special powers under Article 44 of the interim constitution that are not recognised by the international community.
    national
  • Mon, 14 Aug 2017 09:42:19
    US, Mexico, Canada to open talks on revising NAFTA
    WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump will have the chance to turn a key campaign promise into reality with this week's start of official talks to renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement.
    ASEAN+
  • Sat, 05 Aug 2017 01:00:00
    Fast-growing Asean is a double-edged sword
    Asean has enjoyed a relatively successful and prosperous first 50 years. A key milestone is the establishment of the Asean Free Trade Area (AFTA) which laid the foundation for the Asean Economic Community (AEC), one of the three pillars of the Asean Community.
    opinion
  • Tue, 01 Aug 2017 14:56:20
    Asean-Hong Kong FTA set to be signed
    The free trade agreement between Asean and Hong Kong will be signed at the 31st Asean Summit in November in the Philippines, according to Thailand's Department of Trade Negotiations.
    Economy
  • Wed, 26 Jul 2017 07:02:44
    Trump vows to 'terminate' NAFTA if negotiations fail
    STRUTHERS, United States - US President Donald Trump vowed Tuesday to rip up a free trade deal with Canada and Mexico if the text is not renegotiated to his liking.
    Breaking News
  • Wed, 12 Jul 2017 01:00:00
    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, 09 Jun 2017 13:04:54
    ANZ hails success in China-Australia free trade
    business
  • Wed, 31 May 2017 01:00:00
    Bid to get back ‘supercars’ sent to HK
    Customs to recall two luxury cars that may have been stolen in Britain.
    national
  • Tue, 30 May 2017 14:53:40
    DSI blocks bid to ship stolen supercars
    The Department of Special Investigation (DSI) successfully prevented a boat carrying three stolen luxury cars from leaving a port at the Bangkok Free Trade Zone on Tuesday.
    national
  • Mon, 29 May 2017 01:00:00
    11 TPP nations should compromise to bring trade pact into force
    It is safe to say that the latest development in the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) has just about managed to keep the free trade pact alive after the deadlock caused by the United States’ withdrawal from the accord.
    opinion
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