Thailand Seeks US Talks After Trade Privileges Loss

Thailand plans to seek talks with the United States on a decision to end preferential trade privileges on a range of Thai exports including seafood, officials said Monday.

Keerati Rushchano, acting director-general of the Commerce Ministry’s Foreign Trade Department, said his office has been warning exporters that the U.S. might withdraw the duty-free status for some products and had been advised by the U.S. to expect it.

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Associated Press