CANBERRA – Australia rejects an offer by Thailand to completely eliminate its tariffs on Australian vehicle imports by 2010 because of the protracted time frame. Australian officials tell a Federation of Automotive Products Manufacturers’ conference that during free-trade negotiations, Thailand offered to cut tariffs to 20% immediately from current levels of 80% and phase the tariff out altogether by 2010. Thailand also proposed the immediate elimination of tariffs on Australian ...

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