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Free Trade Agreement Australia Thailand

FCAI considers that the proposed agreement between Australia and Thailand is broadly consistent with Australia`s overall trade policy objectives and ensures reciprocal market access for Australian exporters76 offers immediate free trade from the date of entry into force of a number of precious milk export tariff lines, especially for highly processed items such as milk protein concentrates. Casein, lactose and infant formula. It also provides for advances for all other dairy products and definitive free trade in all dairy products48 With regard to your question about the impact of the exclusion of these on labour and environmental standards and on performance in Thailand, the question probably arises as to how effective trade leverage could be in improving these standards. Honestly, it`s not something I`m very well qualified to comment on. This will involve the elimination of all customs barriers and tariff quotas applicable to the import of goods from Australia that meet the criteria of the Rules of Origin (ROOS), either upon entry into force or through a gradual reduction. All tariffs will be reduced to zero by 2020, with most of them eliminated by 2010.6 Detailed information on tariff reductions can be found in Annex 2 to the agreement. I would like to begin my response by recalling that the Thai government is very interested in the future promotion of Thailand as a developed country and that Prime Minister Thaksin has spoken of his desire to join the OECD and end all aid flows. . .

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