THAILAND: Chamber of Commerce in talks to boost fruit exports to China
The Thai Chamber of Commerce is in talks with China's Customs Department in a bid to ensure that the import tax imposed on Thai fruit is dropped from 40% to between 15% and 20%. Arguing that the reduction will allow Thai fruit to become more competitive on the local market, the country also sought approval to export new varieties of fruit directly to several Chinese districts, according to Smarn Ophaswongse, the chamber's vice-chairman.
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