The European Union (EU) has been asked by the Thai Shrimp Association (TSA) to extend tax privileges for the country’s shrimp imports to help the industry cope with a halved production late last year caused by outbreaks of early mortality syndrome (EMS).
“We want the EU to consider extending such tax privileges for a certain period of time while Thailand is trying every way to defeat the disease,” said Somsak Panitatyasai, president of the Thai Shrimp Association.
The TSA and 20 representatives from other groups sent a letter to Antonio Berenguer, head of Trade Economic Affairs at the EU office in Bangkok, as the representative of EU Ambassador David Lipman, regarding the matter. The letter calls on the office to extend Thailand’s tax privileges under the Generalised System of Preferences (GSP).
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