TITLE

Thailand Urges Closer ASEAN Integration

PUB. DATE
December 2003
SOURCE
Asia Monitor: South East Asia Monitor Volume 1;Dec2003, Vol. 14 Issue 12, p2
SOURCE TYPE
Country Report
DOC. TYPE
Country Report
ABSTRACT
Thailand and Singapore have been leading calls for closer regional economic integration. At the Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN) meeting, held on the Indonesian tourist island of Bali in October, Thailand's Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra called for fast and definitive action towards the creation of a common economic market in the region. Countries such as Thailand and Singapore that want to make progress on free trade will now shift their attention away from the WTO towards regional forums such as ASEAN and increasingly look for bilateral deals. Instead, countries like Thailand, frustrated at the lack of progress at the WTO and in ASEAN, will push for their own bilateral free trade agreements.
ACCESSION #
11533887

 

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