TITLE

Trade Tussles

PUB. DATE
December 2005
SOURCE
Asia Monitor: South East Asia Monitor Volume 1;Dec2005, Vol. 16 Issue 12, p7
SOURCE TYPE
Country Report
DOC. TYPE
Country Report
ABSTRACT
The article focuses on commitment made by the Laotian government towards trade liberalization at a recent meeting of the Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN) economic ministers. The government is also pressing ahead with preparations to join the World Trade Organization. The government recently received praise from within ASEAN for the progress it had made in lowering tariff barriers. Addressing the ASEAN economic ministers meeting, the prime minister, Bounyang Vorachit, said he was convinced that ASEAN membership and the establishment of the ASEAN Free Trade Area were vital for the country's prosperity.
ACCESSION #
18853988

 

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