Thailand eyes exports of 6 million tonnes of rice in 2021 World

Thailand eyes exports of 6 million tonnes of rice in 2021

The Thai Commerce Ministry has launched measures to increase rice exports to 6 million tonnes this year, valued at around 150 billion THB (4.83 billion USD), with Indonesia, China, Bangladesh and Iraq set to be the main markets under government-to-government (G2G) deals.
Thailand’s exports plunge in June World

Thailand’s exports plunge in June

Thailand’s exports declined by almost 23.2 percent in June compared to the same period last year, the strongest fall since July 2009, but the country’s Commerce Ministry still expects improvement in the second half of 2020.
Thai Commerce Ministry pushing for cabinet approval for joining CPTPP World

Thai Commerce Ministry pushing for cabinet approval for joining CPTPP

The Commerce Ministry of Thailand is pushing for cabinet approval for the country's bid to join the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP) amid fierce opposition from civil groups which have argued the move will have an adverse impact on food security and access to medicines, local media reported.
Thailand approves farmers’ aid fund for 2020 World

Thailand approves farmers’ aid fund for 2020

The Thai Commerce Ministry has approved a farmers aid fund worth 4.38 billion THB (145 million USD) for the 2020 fiscal year, focusing on rice, tapioca, palm oil, fruit, shrimp, pork, eggs, salt, onions and garlic.
Asia-Pacific countries push ahead with RCEP negotiations World

Asia-Pacific countries push ahead with RCEP negotiations

Officials of 16 Asia-Pacific countries have voiced their commitment to accelerating negotiations on the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) agreement with the hope of finalising it by November, according to a Thai official.
Thailand to restart FTA negotiations with EU World

Thailand to restart FTA negotiations with EU

The Thai Commerce Ministry said on June 11 that the country will discuss with the European Union the impact of Brexit and restart negotiations on a free trade agreement (FTA) between the two sides at the 14th meeting of the EU-Thailand working group set for June 14 in Brussels, Belgium.