22 Sep 2023
This chapter investigates Thailand’s perspective on the Indo-Pacific Economic Framework forProsperity (IPEF). It introduces different views on the Framework from the Thai government,businesses, and civil society. The negotiation challenges facing the country and some anticipatedoutcomes of each Pillar are highlighted. Thailand will likely find it difficult to partake in the IPEFin the areas of digital economy, labour standards, environmental cooperation and anti-briberypractices. Yet, some difficulties can be ameliorated by the other IPEF members’ capacity buildingprogrammes. The domestic political factors stemming from the General Election (GE) in May 2023and how they will shape the country’s implementation of the IPEF are also examined. This chapterends with the discussion of the prospects of engaging Europe from Thailand’s viewpoint. Theanalysis finds that the state prefers to advance its economic ties with Europe via regular FreeTrade Agreements (FTAs) rather than the IPEF.
Author: Kaewkamol Pitakdumrongkit
著者 Kaewkamol Pitakdumrongkit
Editors: Amitendu Palit, Ramita Iyer
編者 Amitendu Palit, Ramita Iyer
Project Lead: Cristita Perez
プロジェクト担当 Cristita Perez