Australian auto makers say the Australian-Thailand free-trade agreement is a great deal for Thailand but bad news for them. Since the FTA took effect in 2005, duty-free Thai-built vehicles have flooded into Australia – 103,000 units in 2006 and 155,000 in 2007. But Australian auto makers say they have abandoned export efforts due to non-tariff barriers put in place by the Thai government. Ford Motor Co. of Australia Ltd. shipped less than 30 Territory cross/utility vehicles to Thailand ...
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