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Govt seeks Europe trade pact

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The Commerce Ministry is gearing up to negotiate the Thai-European Union Free Trade Agreement following pressure from the private sector for the pact to come into force in 2015. 

Negotiations over the Thai-EU FTA are expected to begin officially in January, Pitak Udomwichaiwat, director of the Ministry's Trade Preference Bureau, said yesterday.

He said the private sector had been hoping the Thai-EU FTA would come into effect by January 2015, when the Generalised System of Preferences (GSP) privileges for Thai exports to the EU is scheduled to expire.

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