Negotiating the Thailand-US Free Trade Agreement

Pupphavesa, Wisarn, Cuyvers, Ludo, Chaisrisawatsuk, Santi and De Lombaerde, Philippe, "Negotiating the Thailand-US Free Trade Agreement" in Asymmetric Trade Negotiations ed. Sanoussi, Bilal and De Lombaerde, Philippe (Farnham: Ashgate, 2011), n/a-n/a.

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  • Author Pupphavesa, Wisarn
    Cuyvers, Ludo
    Chaisrisawatsuk, Santi
    De Lombaerde, Philippe
    Book Editor Sanoussi, Bilal
    De Lombaerde, Philippe
    Chapter Title Negotiating the Thailand-US Free Trade Agreement
    Book Title Asymmetric Trade Negotiations
    Publication Date 2011
    Place of Publication Farnham
    Publisher Ashgate
    Start page n/a
    End page n/a
    Language eng
    Abstract Thailand and the United States (US) have had strong political and economic relations for over 175 years. Official Thai-US relationships began with the Treaty of Amity during the reign of King Rama III (1824-1851). The Thai-US relations have grown deeper and more comprehensive over the years and could be characterised as being relations of ‘shared interest and friendship’ (Thiparat and Phetcharatana 2005: 10). In the early years of these relations, Thais generally placed a high value on American friendship. During the period of colonialism, Thais did not perceive Americans as a threat. On the contrary, Americans were regarded as modernisers and even entrusted to be official negotiators and advisors for the Siamese Government. Both countries had shown willingness to support each other on several occasions. For example, King Rama IV offered assistance to President Lincoln during the Civil War; Thai and American soldiers fought side-by-side each other in both World Wars and the Korean War; the US safeguarded Thailand’s sovereignty after World War II thus allowing Thailand to proceed with its socio-economic and political development ever since.
    UNBIS Thesaurus FOREIGN POLICY
    UNITED STATES
    THAILAND
    FOREIGN RELATIONS
    BILATERAL TRADE AGREEMENTS
    FREE TRADE
    Copyright Holder The Editors
    Copyright Year 2011
    Copyright type All rights reserved
    ISBN 9781315568218
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