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Thailand not prepared for AEC launch

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Several industries remain unprepared and lack the supporting industries for the upcoming Asean Economic Community (AEC) slated for 2015, says the government's planning agency. 

Steel and plastics industries, for instance, have high export potential but are short of raw materials, noted a study by the National Economic and Social Development Board (NESDB) that was recently released at a workshop chaired by Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra.

The study also pointed to jewellery as another industry facing shortages of raw materials and skilled labour, especially in design and cutting.

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