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Asean-Canada FTA to help boost Thai exports

Sep 29. 2020
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By The Nation

The Asean-Canada free-trade agreement is expected to boost Thailand’s economic growth by 1.97 per cent, the Department of Trade Negotiations’ deputy director-general Duangathid Nithiutai said.

He was citing a region-based feasibility study conducted by the Economic Research Institute for Asean and East Asia.

Bilateral trade between Thailand and Canada last year stood at US$2.55 billion, of which $1.6 billion accounted for Thai exports. Key products exported to Canada include canned seafood, rice, computers and computer components.

Related story: Thai private sector wants progress on EU free trade deal

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