Foster ties with Thailand

Letters, Normal

The National, Wednesday 03rd April 2013

 I REFER to the recent vi­sit by Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shina­watra with a business delegation.

It was a timely visit to help diversify our trade and investment relations.

Thailand’s economy is very competitive in all aspects and it is successfully assembling vehicles such as Ford Rangers for the Asia-Pacific region.

Thailand is the leading producer and exporter of canned tuna.

For the latter, the PNG government needs to en­courage joint ventures with Thai tuna canneries to relocate and set up processing plants in PNG in order to qualify under preferential market ac­cess into the European Union under EPA rules 

of origin.

PNG needs to strategically open up its economy to all trading partners – both existing and new ones – for mutual gains.



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