An electric bicycle factory in China’s central Anhui province. Chinese manufacturers are shipping their bicycles to Thailand for relabelling in a bid to dodge European Union tariffs. Photo: APAn electric bicycle factory in China’s central Anhui province. Chinese manufacturers are shipping their bicycles to Thailand for relabelling in a bid to dodge European Union tariffs. Photo: AP
An electric bicycle factory in China’s central Anhui province. Chinese manufacturers are shipping their bicycles to Thailand for relabelling in a bid to dodge European Union tariffs. Photo: AP

Could Chinese bicycles and fish scupper Thailand-EU free trade deal?

  • Such a deal could save the kingdom US$1 billion a year on import tariffs to the European bloc, experts say
  • But Chinese bicycle manufacturers relabelling their products ‘Made in Thailand’ and an EU-led crackdown on the Thai fishing industry look to be stumbling blocks

Topic |   Thailand
An electric bicycle factory in China’s central Anhui province. Chinese manufacturers are shipping their bicycles to Thailand for relabelling in a bid to dodge European Union tariffs. Photo: APAn electric bicycle factory in China’s central Anhui province. Chinese manufacturers are shipping their bicycles to Thailand for relabelling in a bid to dodge European Union tariffs. Photo: AP
An electric bicycle factory in China’s central Anhui province. Chinese manufacturers are shipping their bicycles to Thailand for relabelling in a bid to dodge European Union tariffs. Photo: AP
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