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Tags: AS | Thailand | US | Trade

Thailand to Seek Talks with US on Trade Privileges Loss

Thailand to Seek Talks with US on Trade Privileges Loss

Monday, 28 October 2019 06:39 AM EDT

NONTHABURI, Thailand (AP) — Officials say 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.

Senior Thai Commerce Ministry Keerati Rushchano said Monday that his office has been warning exporters that the U.S. might withdraw the duty-free status for some products.

The Office of the United States Trade Representative announced Friday it was suspending $1.3 billion in trade preferences for Thailand under the Generalized System of Preferences because of its failure to adequately protect worker rights.

Keerati and Thai Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha said that Thailand will try to negotiate the issue before it takes effect in April.

Thailand has faced complaints for years over labor issues, particularly in its fisheries industry.

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Officials say 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.Senior Thai Commerce Ministry Keerati Rushchano said Monday that his office has been warning exporters that the...
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