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Thai exports will suffer from GSP cut decision by US President Trump

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Donald Trump speaking at CPAC in Washington D.C.

Donald Trump speaking at CPAC in Washington D.C. Image: Gage Skidmore.

Thai export sector suffers another blow after the US President Donald Trump on Friday announced to suspend USD1.3 billion worth of duty-free trade for certain items from Thailand, reasoning that Thailand has not taken steps to protect the labor rights.

In a letter written to US House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi and the president of the Senate, Vice President Mike Pence, Mr. Trump said he had suspended duty-free treatment of certain Thai products because the country had not taken steps to “afford workers in Thailand internationally recognized worker rights.”

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By Thai PBS World

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