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Industry pushes for protection

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The private sector wants non-tariff barriers to protect the local software industry once the Asean single market is established. 

Saknarong Saengsangapong, chairman of the software club of the Federation of Thai Industries, said standards are needed for foreign companies looking to sell software in Thailand, as the industry has no measures in place to deal with imports.

He said the firms should be certified ISO 29110 or Capability Maturity Model Integration (CMMI) _ standards used to assess an organisation's software development process _ to ensure the quality of items sold in Thailand, where software is mainly imported rather than produced locally.

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