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The Challenges for Growth and Development in Thailand

The Challenges for Growth and Development in Thailand

Background Trade Automation and electronic customs initiatives, including the concept of “Single Window” was introduced and has been widely discussed on a global scale for a few decades.  Specifically as to serve the needs of businesses and customs authorities; complementing one another in order to increase efficiencies, save money, reduce costs and enhance competitiveness among … Read More

Indonesia Moves Towards Becoming The Biggest Automotive Production Base in South East Asia

Indonesia Moves Towards Becoming The Biggest Automotive Production Base in South East Asia

Some time ago, the Indonesian automotive market was shocked by the stopping operation of Ford in Indonesia. Ford’s decision was very unfortunate, because at that time they had just introduced their latest product, the All New Ford Everest and several other products with the advantages of technology to the automotive market in Indonesia. However, one … Read More

The Japan Chamber of Commerce and Industry Opinion Enforcement on EPA Compliance

The Japan Chamber of Commerce and Industry Opinion Enforcement on EPA Compliance

Japan Chamber of Commerce Industry signals higher standards for FTA/ EPA benefit qualification in its latest circular The Japan Chamber of Commerce and Industry (JCCI) regularly provide email notification for updates on Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) information to its members (exporters). The latest notification, sent out on October 11, 2016, focuses on tighter FTA (Free … Read More

Trade Between Brazil and Canada – Past, Present and Future (Pt 3)

Trade Between Brazil and Canada – Past, Present and Future (Pt 3)

Mercosur/Canada Free Trade Agreement Mercosur and Canada held exploratory meetings in the past to assess the feasibility of opening formal FTA negotiations, after which resulted public consultations to better understand the Brazilian private sector needs. However, resistance (mainly from Argentina) prevented further serious consideration. On 16 June 1988, Canada attempted to begin negotiations with Mercosur … Read More

Trade Between Brazil and Canada – Past, Present and Future (Pt 2)

Trade Between Brazil and Canada – Past, Present and Future (Pt 2)

Trade Relations Between Brazil and Canada Brazil and Canada are extremely important to each other from a bilateral, regional and multilateral view. Diplomatically, both countries share values, mutual and democratic interests, as well as many similarities, such as support for inclusive growth to promote human rights and democracy, innovation in science and technology, and especially … Read More