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Four products may be taken off US list

Sugar, prawns, fish, garments may be taken off watch list

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The Ministry of Foreign Affairs expects the United States to remove Thai sugar, prawns, fish and garments from its list of goods produced by child and forced labour in the near future after its presentation on labor protection moves in Thailand. 

Songsak Saicheua, director-general of the Department of American and South Pacific Affairs, said on Tuesday that he expected a positive response from the US after a visit to Washington by Thai officials and private sector representatives on July 19 to 25.

The Thai delegation included Mr Songsak and representatives of eight Thai food associations. They met officials of the US government and congress, representatives of 10 large retail companies and trade unions and the chief executive officers of 18 American companies in Washington DC.

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