Trump’s GSP seafood cut gives Thailand 2020 GDP an early whack (video) *updated

Trump’s GSP seafood cut gives Thailand 2020 GDP an early whack (video) *updated

The struggling Thailand economy received an unexpected whack for the year ahead yesterday (Oct 26) when US President Donald Trump suspended $1.3 billion worth of duty-free trade for Thai items, including seafood, under the Generalized System of Preferences (GSP) programme. President Trump is reported to have sent a letter to US House of Representatives Speaker, […]

Thailand moves to ease plight of asylum-seekers’ & refugees’ children

Thailand moves to ease plight of asylum-seekers’ & refugees’ children

Seven Thailand government agencies have today (Jan 21) inked an agreement that will allow the children of refugees and asylum seekers to be freed from Immigration Detention Centres (IDC). The Memorandum of Understanding on the Determination of Measures and Approaches Alternative to Detention of Children in Immigration Detention Centres outlines the procedures and policies to […]

Cambodia’s Increasing Rush to Compliance

Cambodia’s Increasing Rush to Compliance

Once one of Southeast Asia’s most relaxed countries for regulatory compliance, Cambodia is rapidly stepping up enforcement measures, with steep fines for those who ignore the warnings. The latest target of non compliance is work permits, with some 100,000 foreigners working in the country without the required document told to either comply, or face fines […]

Thailand English-language News for January 31 (video)

In Thailand English-language News for January 31, 2018, Newsline presenter Cholaphansa Narula tells us about: 00:54 | Princess Chulabhorn has established an emblem in the shape of an orange drop containing a white cross and the outline of five animals vulnerable to rabies for her ‘Disease-free animals, save humans from rabies’ programme. Described as a major problem in […]

Thailand English-language News for January 5

In Thailand English-language News for January 5, 2018, Newsline presenter Sandra Hanutsaha tells us about: 00:42 | Disassembly of the royal crematorium built for the late King Bhumibol Adulyadej is expected to take 90 days to complete. Decorative items will be removed and put on display at three locations, while 44 tamarind trees will be planted around Bangkok. […]