Thai Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha. Photo: AP

Does US really care about Thai workers … or is it America First?

  • Washington says it will impose taxes on Thai imports – supposedly in a stand on workers’ rights
  • Critics say the move is just another ploy from Donald Trump’s playbook
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Thai Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha. Photo: AP
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Keerati Rushchano, acting director general of the Thai Commerce Ministry’s Foreign Trade Department, speaks to the media. Photo: EPA

Thailand to seek talks with United States on loss of trade privileges

  • The US announced on Friday it was suspending US$1.3 billion in trade preferences for Thailand over its failure to adequately protect worker rights
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Keerati Rushchano, acting director general of the Thai Commerce Ministry’s Foreign Trade Department, speaks to the media. Photo: EPA
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