Thai-EU Relations Improve Following Sugar Reform

November 2005
Asia Monitor: South East Asia Monitor Volume 1;Nov2005, Vol. 16 Issue 11, p3
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The article reports that relations between Thailand and European Union have improved following the sugar reform. Thailand has welcomed a radical reform of the EU's heavily-subsidized sugar industry. The move should lead to a significant increase in Thai exports to the EU, and help boost Thailand's already-large bilateral trade surplus with the EU. However, the EU has been critical of human rights in Thailand, which some claim have deteriorated over the past few years and the government's tough response to the growing violence in the south of the country.


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