Thailand: Agencies urged to expedite final studies on pact

  • Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha has ordered related agencies submit by the middle of Apr 21 the final studies on the Comprehensive and Progressive Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP) so that the government can make a decision whether to apply to join the pact.
  • Anucha Burapachaisri, the government spokesman, said 9 Mar 21 the premier has ordered related agencies to speed up submission of the studies to him by 15 Apr 21, in lieu of three months earlier, proposed by the International Economic Policy Committee which met on 5 Feb 21.
  • Deputy Prime Minister Don Pramudwinai, chairman of the International Economic Policy Committee, said on 5 Feb 21, the government still needs all related agencies to conduct more in-depth studies themselves, as suggested by the house standing panels and the in-depth study process could take about three months before Thailand can make the decision whether to apply to join the CPTPP.

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