CPTPP discord delays entry

Given the contentious debate about whether the country should join the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP), Thailand is unlikely to be able to submit a formal request to join the controversial pact within this year.Auramon Supthaweethum, director-general of Trade Negotiations Department, said ...

Phusadee Arunmas

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 ...

The Nation Reporter

Companies want clarity on CPTPP

The private sector is calling for a quick and clear stance from the government on the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP).Companies cited foreign investors who have already invested and are interested in further spending in Thailand, though they are waiting for the ...

Phusadee Arunmas

Thai Chamber of Commerce mulls CPTPP

The Thai Chamber of Commerce is pondering whether to back a controversial proposal to have Thailand join the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP) to boost international trade in the aftermath of Covid-19.The trade agreement involving a newly formed bloc of 11 Pacific ...

Phusadee Arunmas

Thailand preparing CPTPP application

Thailand will apply this month to join the new trans-Pacific free trade agreement, aiming to ensure it is not left behind by its competitors in the vibrant region, according to the country’s trade negotiations chief.“Thailand is working with the documents for applying to the CPTPP,” ...

Asean economic meeting to focus on 12 top issues

As chair of Asean this year, Thailand is set to host the first senior economic official meeting (Seom) during Jan 12-18 in Bangkok, highlighting 12 key economic issues as top priorities. Auramon Supthaweethum, director-general of Trade Negotiations Department, said the issues for the first Seom ...

Phusadee Arunmas

Put brakes on Asean’s slant too far towards China

Asean recently held a summit meeting in Singapore. The chairman’s statement said the association “took note of the concerns expressed by some leaders” on the situation in the South China Sea, where China is strengthening its military footprint. Asean has reinstated this phrase.Keep reading ...

Thailand again 'thinking' about joining Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP)

Thailand is considering applying to join the 11-nation trade deal that was initiated by ex-president Obama but abandoned by President Donald Trump on his first day in office. Negotiations over the deal were concluded in January by the countries — Singapore, Brunei, Malaysia, Vietnam, Australia, ...

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