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Thai exports in May hit lowest level in years

Thailand’s exports in May amounted to $16.278 billion, the lowest in the past four years, the Trade Policy and Strategy Office said on Wednesday (June 24).Exports were hit due to the ongoing global Covid-19 crisis, its impact on consumers’ purchasing power, as well as the ...

The Nation Reporter

Thai exports to China in some sectors defy Covid-19 impact

Thailand’s exports to China were able to grow in some industries such as plastic, automotive spare parts and agricultural products despite the outbreak of Covid-19, Suphan Mongkolsuthree, chairman of the Federation of Thai Industries (FTI), said.He was speaking after a meeting with Li Zhigang, vice-chairman ...

The Nation Reporter

Commerce Ministry urges industries to increase their exports until early 2020

Deputy Prime Minister and Commerce Minister Jurin Laksanawisit said on Wednesday (December 4) that his ministry has held discussions with the Thai Chamber of Commerce, the Federation of Thai Industries and representatives from the private sector, asking them to accelerate the export of products that ...

The Nation Reporter

US agrees to consider Thailand’s request for a review of GSP cuts

The United States has agreed to consider Thailand’s request for a review of the suspension of trade preferences for Thai exports, under the Generalized System of Preferences (GSP) program, in order to mitigate the impacts on the Thai private sector.The US move was conveyed to ...

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 ...

Associated Press

Trump’s GSP seafood cut gives Thailand 2020 GDP an early whack

The struggling Thailand economy received an unexpected whack for the year ahead yesterday (Oct 26) when US President Donald Trump suspended $1.3 billion worth of duty-free trade for Thai items, including seafood, under the Generalized System of Preferences (GSP) programme.Keep reading ...

John Le Fevre

Thai Government claims GSP move by US unrelated to chemicals ban

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha became aware of the US plan to suspend US$D1.3 billion in trade preferences for Thailand, under the Generalized System of Preferences program, about a month ago and says the US action is not related to Thailand’s banning of paraquat, glyphosate and ...

Thailand seeks clarity on scrapping of US trade preferences

Thai government and business leaders are seeking clarification from the United States about the planned suspension of $1.3 billion (39.2 billion baht) in trade preferences, ostensibly because of failure to curb labour abuses in the fishery industry.The suspension, to take effect on April 25, will ...

Bangkok Post Reporter

Thai exports see 4% drop in August

Thai exports dropped 4 per cent in August, representing a loss of US$21.9 billion, largely as a result of imports being front-loaded to avoid US tariffs coming into effect on September 1, the Commerce Ministry reported on Friday.Keep reading ...

Somluck Srimalee

Sluggish exports a worry

The global economic slowdown, the prolonged US-China trade war, lack of clarity on Britain’s exit from the EU and trade sanctions from other countries have led to Thai exports failing to achieve their target in the first quarter of the year, the Thai National Shippers’ ...

The Nation Reporter

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