Thailand: Glass Exports Hurt By Philippine Tariffs

Thailand has launched an official protest with the World Trade Organisation (WTO) against the Philippines's unilateral raising of import tariffs on Thai glass panes, WTO ambassador Thawatchai Sophastienphong said Friday The Philippines had moved ahead with unilateral measures to protect its domestic glass industry by increasing the import tariff for imported glass panes to 3,971 pesos per tonne, Mr Tawatchai reported, arguing that such trade action was a barrier that obviously breached the trade principles and unduely damaged the Thai glass industry.

Philippine glass products already dominated up to 90 per cent of the domestic market share in the archipelago state, he noted.

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Date: 1 May 2007

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