Trade officials are closely monitoring rising tensions on the Korean peninsula, amid concern the crisis could affect Thai trade with Seoul and Pyongyang.
Srirat Rastapana, director-general of the International Trade Promotion Department, said Tuesday the department expected no short-term effect because of the tense situation. But she said a close watch would be maintained by trade offices in South Korea, Taiwan, Japan, China and Hong Kong. There is no official Thai presence in North Korea.
She was concerned about the weakening Korean won, which would make imported products to South Korea higher.
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