Plant breeders back Thailand joining trans-pacific partnership

Plant breeders want Thailand to join the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP) and suggested that the government fund research.

The chief of Plant Variety Protection Office, Thidakoon Saenudom, said in a seminar on the CPTPP that Thailand would take three – five years to consider joining the partnership and the country would be protected by the International Union for the Protection of New Varieties of Plants (UPOV) if it decided to join.

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The Nation Reporter