It is convinced that the free trade agreement between Thailand and Turkey can be concluded in 2020. The next meeting of trade negotiators is scheduled for April. Bilateral trade between Thailand and the EU amounted to $44.5 billion in 2019, or 9.2% of the country`s world trade. Of total exports, $23.58 billion was spent on exports and imports amounted to $20.91 billion. The FTA Toolkit provides a comparative analysis of free trade agreements concluded side by side. It compares certain chapters of free trade agreements, such as access to the goods market, trade facilitation, trade, public procurement and dispute resolution. At the regional level, Thailand is a member of ASEAN and is therefore part of the bloc`s free trade agreements with China, Korea, India, Australia and New Zealand and the EU. He is also a member of BIMSTEC and was at least the protagonist under Thaksin, who worked for greater integration of trade and investment in the Mekong region under ACMECS, a framework for cooperation between Burma, Cambodia, Laos, Thailand and Vietnam. According to Auramon, the review procedure coincides with the selection process for a new EU Trade Commissioner, who is expected to be appointed before the end of the year. Phil Hogan resigned in August after the Irish government accused him of violating the Covid 19 guidelines. The eighth revision of Thailand`s trade policy has allowed us to deepen our understanding of the latest developments and challenges in its trade, economic and investment policy; This objective was achieved despite the constraints of the COVID 19 pandemic in the development of reports and in our deliberations.
Our debate clearly benefited from the active participation of the Thai delegation, chaired by Mr. Rachavitch PIYAPRAMOTE, Minister, Permanent Representation of Thailand to the WTO and WIPO, the Bangkok office, which participated from Bangkok. I would like to thank Ambassador S.E. Sunanta KANGVALKULKIJ, Thailand`s Permanent Representative to the WTO, and her team for their work and cooperation in preparing for this review. I would also like to pay tribute to our Peruvian Ambassador, Mrs Elena ALFARO ESPINOSA, who is ready to discuss her instructional remarks and the  delegations that have spoken. Thailand answered two-thirds of the approximately 600 written questions asked by MEPs; Some Members found that their questions had been submitted within the allotted time, but that others had not received an answer. They look forward to getting answers to outstanding questions as soon as possible. The EU has already signed free trade agreements with Singapore and Vietnam and is in talks with Indonesia. It suspended talks with Thailand, Malaysia and the Philippines. Talks with Thailand began in 2013, but were suspended in 2014 after the military coup. Auramon Supthaweethum, Managing Director of the Trade Negotiations Division, presented the 2020 negotiating plan and highlighted six frameworks to open new markets and remove trade barriers for Thai products and services. Thailand`s chief promises for next year`s trade negotiations will be the signing of the Comprehensive Regional Economic Partnership (RCEP), the conclusion of negotiations on free trade agreements (FTAs) with Turkey and the opening of free trade agreements with the EU and the UK.