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Exports to grow 8% on value-added items

The value of Thai food exports is projected to grow by 8% this year to reach US$26 billion thanks to more value-added food items and higher global demand. Malee Choklumlerd, director-general of the International Trade Promotion Department, said Thailand shipped about $24 billion worth of ...

Struggling with free trade

As Thailand continues to negotiate more free trade agreements, local businesses often struggle to reap the rewards of lower or zero tariffs offered for shipments. The Commerce Ministry reported exporters took advantage of US$52.5 billion worth of FTA preferences and lower tariffs allowed by the Generalised ...

Trade pacts urged to ease impact from protectionism

Thailand should work towards a swift finalisation of the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership to offset the prospect of protectionism in global trade, the University of the Thai Chamber of Commerce says. With the policies of President Donald Trump’s administration in the United States seen likely to ...

Thai delegation to visit for talks on expanding trade, investment

Thailand’s Deputy Prime Minister Mr Somkid Jatusripitak is due to lead a business delegation to Myanmar early next month on a visit aimed at expanding bilateral trade and investment, the Bangkok Post reported. It quoted Mr Isara Vongkusolkit, chairman of the Thai Chamber of Commerce, ...

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