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5% export target in doubt already

Slow start to 2014 as protests rattle buyers

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  • Writer: Chatrudee Theparat and Pathom Sangwongwanich
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Thai exports are unlikely to achieve expected growth of 5% this year, as prolonged political protests have started taking a toll on purchase orders and potential new customers. 

A Chinatown shop owner checks decorations for the Year of the Horse beginning Jan 31. THANARAK KHOONTON

Paiboon Ponsuwanna, director of the Thai National Shippers' Council, which represents nearly 3,000 exporters and shippers, yesterday said there are signs of decreasing purchase orders at a time when potential buyers usually prepare orders and traders fly to visit factories or observe new products in Thailand.

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