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
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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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

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
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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