9 November 2010 - Thailand apparel exports began finally rebounding in August and September after suffering from the continuous rise of the domestic currency. While textile exports to other Asian nations surged in the last months, Thai clothing industry remains heavily dependent on US and EU markets.
5 January 2010 - The full implementation of the China-Asean free trade area effective from January 1st is a decisive step toward establishing an Asian textile-clothing integration. China is expected developing textile and clothing exports to South East Asia while also importing more textile products from the region. Chinese investment in Vietnam, Cambodia and Myanmar will also be boosted by the agreement.
20 February 2009 - Thailand apparel exports continued resisting competition from other Asian countries in the last year. Tha fall of the baht helped in stimulating sales while large availability of domestic textile materials remained a very strong advantage for Thai producers. The global economic crisis may now affect Thai clothing exports, however, while the elimination of US quotas is dramatically depressing sales to the U.S. market.
23 January 2008 - Thailand's apparel exports started declining in 2007 mainly due to a strong increase in the baht against both the US dollar and the Euro. Exporters try boosting sales to other markets but are still extremely dependent on the American and European buyers. The political situation is back to normal, however, while a free trade agreement with Japan may offer new prospects.
19 May 2006 - Thailand's exports of apparel and textiles have performed well in the first quarter of 2006 with increases to the key US and EU markets. But such growth could be hit by political instability that has put on hold free trade talks with the US. Washington is also sending a team of specialists to investigate suspected re-exports of Chinese goods.
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