The U.S. is planning to restart free-trade negotiations with Thailand after a 4-year hiatus, and America’s hefty tariff on truck imports likely will occupy a good portion of the talks. Thailand is a major hub for the production of pickup trucks by global auto makers, including Ford Motor Co. and Toyota Motor Corp. However, multi-lateral discussions half a world away could pluck the “chicken tax” off the table before President Bush arrives in Bangkok. The 45-year-old duty, which places ...

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