Supachai Panitchpakdi


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Supachai Panitchpakdi

A Thai economist and politician. He served as Deputy Minister of Finance in the late 1980s and Deputy Prime Minister from 1992 to 1995. In 1999, he became Director General of the World Trade Organization. In 2003, he became the head of the UN Conference on Trade and Development. He was born in 1946.
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oClearly, the improved economic situation in the United States and Asia has given an important boost to world tradeo, said WTO Director-General Supachai Panitchpakdi.
Thailand wants to increase its exports to Japan of tropical fruits as a way to correct the trade imbalance between the two countries, visiting Thai Deputy Prime Minister Supachai Panitchpakdi said Friday.
On the issue of selecting the new head of the WTO, Yosano reiterated Japan's support for Thai Deputy Prime Minister and Commerce Minister Supachai Panitchpakdi on the grounds that the world trade watchdog should have its new leader from a developing country because it should increase its Third World members.
In a separate speech at the National Press Club, WTO Director-General Supachai Panitchpakdi said countries could begin plugging in numbers for actual tariff and subsidy cuts if they agree on a framework by July.
Thailand's Deputy Prime Minister and Commerce Minister Supachai Panitchpakdi voiced his support for a free trade area between ASEAN and Australia-New Zealand.
AUCKLAND, New Zealand, June 29 Kyodo Thailand's Commerce Minister Supachai Panitchpakdi departed early from trade talks in Auckland on Tuesday, missing his only scheduled appearance with his New Zealand rival for the post of director general at the World Trade Organization, Mike Moore.
Combined with the more assertive stance of WTO chief Supachai Panitchpakdi, who had been accused by some trade representatives of being too diffident in the past, and the result is a new sense of determination, envoys say.
26 Kyodo Thai Deputy Prime Minister and Commerce Minister Supachai Panitchpakdi is expected to take a key mediating role in the ministerial meeting of the World Trade Organization (WTO) in Seattle next week, Thai officials said Friday.
Thai Prime Minister Chuan Leekpai denied Friday a news report of a deal to make deputy Prime Minister Supachai Panitchpakdi senior deputy director general of the World Trade Organization (WTO).
WTO Director-General Supachai Panitchpakdi said progress had been made since framework negotiations collapsed in Cancun, and he urged countries to move from demonstrating a new willingness to re-engage in the current Doha Round.
Surin said the success of the campaign by developing countries for Thai Deputy Prime Minister and Commerce Minister Supachai Panitchpakdi to share the top post at the WTO paved the way for the Japanese bid for the IMF leadership.
At the close of the summit, Hong Soon Young, South Korean foreign affairs and trade minister, and Supachai Panitchpakdi, Thai deputy prime minister and commerce minister, announced a 13-point declaration on an action plan for South Korea and Thailand in the next century.