Yunnan's trade with Mekong River countries tops 12.8 bln USD in 2018

The trade revenue between southwest China’s Yunnan Province and countries along the Mekong River exceeded 12.8 billion U.S. dollars last year. The trade volume saw a year-on-year increase of 7.28 percent. Keep reading ...

Thailand: Cross-border trade up 6 percent in 2018

Thailand fetched 1.4 trillion THB (44.5 billion USD) from cross-border trade in 2018, up 6 percent over the previous year, but falling short of the set target of 1.5 trillion THB. According to Thailand’s Department of Foreign Trade, the ongoing US-China trade row, natural disasters, ...

Thailand aims to boost trade with neighbors by 15% in 2018

Thailand aims to increase trade with countries on its borders by 15% this year, to a record high of 1.5 trillion baht ($50 billion). The government is backing the drive to offset an expected slowdown in overall export growth due to appreciation of the baht ...


Mekong countries pledge more cooperation as demands on river grow

Countries along the Mekong River said on Wednesday they would reinforce security, trade and environmental cooperation in the face of concerns over competing demands on its waters, particularly given multiple dams being built by China.Keep reading ...

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First rice export bilateral agreement signed

The National League for Democracy-led government is set to sign its first ever government-to-government (G-to-G) rice export bilateral agreement, according to the commerce ministry. The country is likely to sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to export rice to Bangladesh in early September.Keep reading ...

VN exporters urged to follow rules

Việt Nam should strictly follow and continuously update its policies and regulations when exporting products to the US, which is considered a difficult market with rigorous requirements.Keep reading ...

Customs upgrade expected to improve speed, fairness

A new customs law coming into force in November is expected to ease the country’s trade, says Customs Department director-general Kulit Sombatsiri.Keep reading ...

Despite floods, rice output forecasts unchanged

Around 1 million rai of rice plantation in the Northeast was destroyed by the recent flood, but it is unlikely to have any severe effect on Thai rice production and export, with shippers and industry officials keeping rice export forecasts unchanged at 10 million tonnes.Keep ...

Lao, Thai companies launch Saravan agribusiness project

The Tripletwo 222 Holding Co., Ltd. under Tripletwo 222 Group of Thailand has teamed up with Bachieng Agriculture Promotion Export-Import Sole Co., Ltd. to establish a large tapioca factory in Saravan province. The project is underway with investors expecting construction to be completed in 2019. ...

Country makes remarkable achievements in foreign affairs

The relations between the Lao PDR and great powers have seen positive escalation, while the nation has maintained normalcy in its relations with developed countries, reflecting some remarkable achievements in Laos’ foreign affairs. The achievements were disseminated at the 13th meeting on foreign affairs, which ...

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