Thailand, Malaysia in dispute over auto tariffs

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KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 21 (Reuters) - Thailand is refusing to drop import tariffs for Malaysian cars under an ASEAN free-trade pact, accusing Malaysia of using non-tariff barriers to protect its own auto industry, trade officials said on Monday. Malaysia has rejected the Thai contention, saying its policy on auto imports was well within ASEAN Free Trade Area (AFTA) rules. "It's a matter of interpretation," Malaysia's trade minister, Rafidah Aziz, said after Thailand raised the issue at an ...

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