Free Trade Agreement Thailand European Union

Nevertheless, the governments of the Member States monitor each stage of the process (through the Council of the European Union, whose members are national ministers of each national government). “Blatant legal provisions that prevent migrant workers from forming unions and bargaining collectively because they do not have Thai nationality are feudal provisions that have no place in a modern economy like Thailand,” said Phil Robertson, deputy Asia director at Human Rights Watch. “The Thai government has made many promises to ratify ILO conventions and implement the necessary labour law reforms, but it has not done so. In the absence of reforms, no further trade advantage should be granted.” Factsheets, Vietnamese trade in your city, texts of agreements, exporters` stories The European Commission reports annually on the implementation of its main trade agreements during the previous calendar year. However, since the March 2019 elections and the rise of former putschist General Prayuth Chan-ocha as prime minister, the EU has hinted that it sees the end of Thailand`s formal military government as a chance to re-engage in trade with Bangkok. In a letter to Valdis Dombrovkis, Executive Vice-President of the European Commission, they note that the weakness of Thailand`s labour legislation is well below international standards.

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