IMPLEMENTATION LEVEL

National

AFFECTED FLOW

Inflow

ANNOUNCED AS TEMPORARY

No

NON-TRADE-RELATED RATIONALE

No

ELIGIBLE FIRMS

all

JUMBO

No

TARIFF PEAK

No
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Inception date: 18 Jul 2009 | Removal date: 17 Dec 2009
Still in force

Import-related non-tariff measure, nes

The Commerce Ministry of Thailand launched a "Blue Complex"projectwith more than 1000 products taking turns on promotional sale from 18 July 2009 onwards. The project is aimed at helping people with their cost of living during the crisis. The 'Blue Complex' Center was opened at the Chatuchak subway station in Bangkok with shops selling low-priced products ranging from clothes, shoes, and coffee beverages. 
The project is part of the 'Blue Flag' scheme by the Internal Trade Department under the Ministry. It is expected to last for three months with possible extension for another two and its budget is estimated at 40 million baht. The scheme enables to sell their products directly to the public in the subway station with no rental or space-related charges. Prices are estimated to be 15-50% lower than in other stores. 
During the investigation of this measure it was not possible to establish precisely the list of domestic and foreign products on sale in the 'Blue Complex' project. Many sources point, however, to Thai small local manufacturers as the principal beneficiaries of this scheme. If this is the case, the scheme amounts to state encouragement of private consumers to buy locally produced goods. 
 
 

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AFFECTED SECTORS AND PRODUCTS

016 Stimulant, spice & aromatic crops
0901 Coffee, whether or not roasted or decaffeinated; coffee husks and skins; coffee substitutes containing coffee in any proportion.
090111 Not decaffeinated
0904 Pepper of the genus Piper; dried or crushed or ground fruits of the genus Capsicum or of the genus Pimenta.
090421 Dried, neither crushed nor ground
0906 Cinnamon and cinnamontree flowers.
090611 Cinnamon (Cinnamomum zeylanicum Blume)
239 Food products n.e.c.
0901 Coffee, whether or not roasted or decaffeinated; coffee husks and skins; coffee substitutes containing coffee in any proportion.
090121 Not decaffeinated
0904 Pepper of the genus Piper; dried or crushed or ground fruits of the genus Capsicum or of the genus Pimenta.
090422 Crushed or ground
271 Made-up textile articles
6302 Bed linen, table linen, toilet linen and kitchen linen.
630231 Of cotton
630260 Toilet linen and kitchen linen, of terry towelling or similar terry fabrics, of cotton
6305 Sacks and bags, of a kind used for the packing of goods.
630510 Of jute or of other textile bast fibres of heading 53.03
630532 Flexible intermediate bulk containers
630533 Other, of polyethylene or polypropylene strip or the like
6306 Tarpaulins, awnings and sunblinds; tents; sails for boats, sailboards or landcraft; camping goods.
630622 Of synthetic fibres
630629 Of other textile materials
630690 Other
6307 Other made up articles, including dress patterns.
630710 Floorcloths, dishcloths, dusters and similar cleaning cloths
630790 Other
282 Wearing apparel, except fur apparel
6104 Women's or girls' suits, ensembles, jackets, blazers, dresses, skirts, divided skirts, trousers, bib and brace overalls, breeches and shorts (other than swimwear), knitted or crocheted.
610433 Of synthetic fibres
610462 Of cotton
610463 Of synthetic fibres
6105 Men's or boys' shirts, knitted or crocheted.
610510 Of cotton
610590 Of other textile materials
6106 Women's or girls' blouses, shirts and shirtblouses, knitted or crocheted.
610610 Of cotton
610690 Of other textile materials
6108 Women's or girls' slips, petticoats, briefs, panties, nightdresses, pyjamas, negligees, bathrobes, dressing gowns and similar articles, knitted or crocheted.
610821 Of cotton
610829 Of other textile materials
6109 Tshirts, singlets and other vests, knitted or crocheted.
610910 Of cotton
610990 Of other textile materials
6110 Jerseys, pullovers, cardigans, waistcoats and similar articles, knitted or crocheted.
611020 Of cotton
611030 Of manmade fibres
611090 Of other textile materials
6114 Other garments, knitted or crocheted.
611490 Of other textile materials
6115 Panty hose, tights, stockings, socks and other hosiery, including graduated compression hosiery (for example, stockings for varicose veins) and footwear without applied soles, knitted or crocheted.
611529 Of other textile materials
611599 Of other textile materials
6116 Gloves, mittens and mitts, knitted or crocheted.
611610 Impregnated, coated or covered with plastics or rubber
6117 Other made up clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted; knitted or crocheted parts of garments or of clothing accessories.
611780 Other accessories
611790 Parts
6212 Brassieres, girdles, corsets, braces, suspenders, garters and similar articles and parts thereof, whether or not knitted or crocheted.
621210 Brassieres
621290 Other
6214 Shawls, scarves, mufflers, mantillas, veils and the like.
621420 Of wool or fine animal hair
6217 Other made up clothing accessories; parts of garments or of clothing accessories, other than those of heading 62.12.
621710 Accessories
293 Footwear other than sports footwear
6402 Other footwear with outer soles and uppers of rubber or plastics.
640220 Footwear with upper straps or thongs assembled to the sole by means of plugs
640299 Other
6403 Footwear with outer soles of rubber, plastics, leather or composition leather and uppers of leather.
640359 Other
640399 Other
6404 Footwear with outer soles of rubber, plastics, leather or composition leather and uppers of textile materials.
640419 Other
294 Sports footwear, except skating boots
6402 Other footwear with outer soles and uppers of rubber or plastics.
640219 Other
6403 Footwear with outer soles of rubber, plastics, leather or composition leather and uppers of leather.
640319 Other
6404 Footwear with outer soles of rubber, plastics, leather or composition leather and uppers of textile materials.
640411 Sports footwear; tennis shoes, basketball shoes, gym shoes, training shoes and the like
295 Other footwear
6403 Footwear with outer soles of rubber, plastics, leather or composition leather and uppers of leather.
640340 Other footwear, incorporating a protective metal toecap
6405 Other footwear.
640590 Other
296 Parts of footwear
6406 Parts of footwear (including uppers whether or not attached to soles other than outer soles); removable insoles, heel cushions and similar articles; gaiters, leggings and similar articles, and parts thereof.
640610 Uppers and parts thereof, other than stiffeners
640620 Outer soles and heels, of rubber or plastics
640690 Other
392 Non-metal wastes or scraps
6309 Worn clothing and other worn articles.
630900 Worn clothing and other worn articles.
6310 Used or new rags, scrap twine, cordage, rope and cables and worn out articles of twine, cordage, rope or cables, of textile materials.
631090 Other

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