Nearly all manufacturers agree with the decision to delay the launch of the Asean Economic Community (AEC) by nearly a year, from Jan 1 2015 to Dec 1, according to a survey by the University of the Thai Chamber of Commerce.
Ath Pisalvanich, director of the International Trade Studies Centre at the university, said his centre recently sought opinions from 1,500 companies in 13 business groups. He did not say when the poll was carried out.
He said 95.56% of the respondents agreed the AEC's debut should be postponed, given that they were not ready for the change and there were many things the government would still have to do to help them prepare.
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