17 Jun '18, 3am

Durian and Longan dispute. Thailand may avenge fruit ban | Bangkok Post: business

Durian and Longan dispute. Thailand may avenge fruit ban | Bangkok Post: business

Dried longan is prepared for sale at Sanpatong Cooperatives in Chiang Mai. Indonesia has banned imports of Thai longan and durian during harvest seasons. WICHAN CHAROENKIATPAKUL - + Thailand is mulling retaliatory measures against Indonesia after the latter banned imports of Thai longan and durian during harvest seasons. Commerce Minister Sontirat Sontijirawong said responsible authorities are studying the impact and proper retaliatory measures against Indonesia, which introduced the ban on imports of horticultural crops, especially fruit, during its annual harvest season on Jan 1. "Such import measures are considered unfair because their harvest seasons, particularly for longan and durian, are identical to ours," Mr Sontirat said. "We are fighting for fair trade practices to make our products competitive." The Trade Negotiations Department is preparing measures against In...

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