ASEAN accelerates the conclusion of the results of the year before the meeting of the ASEAN Economic Ministers this September.

August 11, 2021


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ASEAN Senior Economic Officials Meeting Accelerating the summary of the results of 13 economic plans, and accelerating the economic recovery plan after COVID-19 and would like to urge the members to help push Arcep to come into effect asap Before the ministerial meeting (AEM) this September

Mr. Sunart Nithiuthai, Deputy Director-General, Department of International Trade Negotiations revealed that Mrs. Oramon Sapthaweetham Director-General of the Department of International Trade Negotiations was assigned to participate inMeeting of Senior ASEAN Economic Officers (SEOM) No. 3/52 via teleconference system Between 2-4 Aug. ago, to follow up on important ASEAN activities, especiallyAccelerating regional economic recovery from the COVID-19 outbreak andPrepare for meetings with countries outside the region They are China, Japan, South Korea, Hong Kong, United States, Canada, India, Australia, New Zealand, Russia, European Union, United Kingdom. and Switzerland forThe results of the past year will be presented to the ASEAN Economic Ministers (AEM) meeting in September.

At this SEOM meeting, many important conclusions were drawn. especially the implementation of 13 priority economic deliverables which Brunei as the chairman of ASEAN pushing under the strategy of 3 areas, namely, rehabilitation digital and sustainability Great progress has been made, such as the creation of the NTM Toolkit, the drafting of the ASEAN Investment Facilitation Framework, and the preparation of the ASEAN Investment Facilitation Framework. Restoring ASEAN tourism after the COVID-19 pandemic, etc., including issues beyond the economy. which is nearing completion as well especially the preparation of ASEAN strategic plans to cope with the 4th Industrial Revolution (4IR).

Mr. Sunart said that in addition, member countries have urged all countries to Accelerate the implementation of the signed agreements to come into force as soon as possible to create more interconnections and help revitalize regional economies affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. with e-commerce of ASEAN andRegional Economic Partnership Agreement (RCEP)

ASEAN has given importance toStrengthening regional economies to recover from the impact of COVID-19 Sustainable economic growth and in line with global trends, the meeting therefore discussed 1. Set guidelines to promote circular economy (Circular Economy) in the future 2. Pushing for short, medium and long term plans to develop a strong digital economy environment in the region; and 3. Regional recovery from the Covid-19 situation both accelerating the implementation of the ASEAN Reconstruction Framework Programme; and expediting conclusions in considering the expansion of the list of essential goods that do not use restrictions on exports between them to be completed before the ASEAN Economic Ministers (AEM) meeting in September To aim to maintain strong supply chain links between each other during the COVID-19 outbreak.

In 2020, the trade betweenThailand, with ASEAN, is worth 94,623.83 million dollars. Thailand recorded a surplus of $16,284.74 million, with exports from Thailand to ASEAN worth $55,454.28 million and imports from ASEAN worth $39,169.54 million.Trade between Jan.-June 2021 was $54,765.71 million. grew 15.26% from the same period in 2020, with Thailand exporting to ASEAN worth 31,652.03 million dollars and imports from ASEAN worth 23,113.68 million dollars. Thailand’s key trading partners in ASEAN are Malaysia, Vietnam, Indonesia, Singapore and the Philippines.

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