Representatives of Japanese businesses urged Thailand to join the TPP


In Thailand, currently employs 1.6 thousand enterprises wholly-owned by a Japanese business or established with the participation of Japanese firms.

BANGKOK, 2 Feb –. The members of the delegation from the Japanese chamber of Commerce at the meeting with the Prime Minister of Thailand General Prayuth Chan-OCHA encouraged the country to join the TRANS-Pacific partnership (TPP) to strengthen bilateral business cooperation, said Tuesday the Deputy spokesman of the government of Thailand Viracon Schenkerprivpak. Briefing the press Secretary were broadcast the Third national channel of Thailand.

The meeting of Prime Minister with the delegation headed by the Chairman of the chamber of Commerce Japan Akio Mimura, was held at government house on Monday evening, reported supersecretaire. In Thailand, currently employs 1.6 thousand enterprises wholly-owned by a Japanese business or established with the participation of Japanese firms.

“Japanese businessmen urged Thailand to join the TRANS-Pacific partnership in order to strengthen and further increase the volume of bilateral business cooperation,” he said.

“In addition, representatives of business circles of Japan said it was ready to place in Thailand their production in greater volume than now, because they are satisfied with the current policy of our government tax support for foreign investors, creating in Thailand production with its own research and development work,” added Schenkerprivpak.

He also said that the Prime Minister highly appreciated the potential of the visit of the Japanese delegation to Thailand to strengthen the confidence of foreign investors, especially Japanese.

TRANS – Pacific partnership is signed in 2014 year agreement on free trade zone in the Asia-Pacific region, which is dominated by the USA, and in South-East Asia includes Singapore, Malaysia and Vietnam. Thailand expressed interest in participating in 2012 on the stage of preliminary negotiations, but no clear signals about the plans of the country in relation to membership in this organization since then has not been reported.

While Thailand did not reply to Russia’s proposal to conclude an agreement on free trade zone with the Eurasian economic Union. Such an agreement is in the EEU and Vietnam, who is also the member of TTP.