NACC’s ruling on rice case will not affect G2G deals: DFT


The Department of Foreign Trade is confident that the national anti-graft body’s ruling on rice case will not have an impact on government-to-government (G2G) agreements.

Mr. Surasak Riangkrul, Director General of the Department of Foreign Trade (DFT), says Thailand will push forward its rice deals with other countries under the G2G agreements, regardless of the National Anti-Corruption Commission (NACC)’s decision, adding that rice auctions have been carried out as planned.

On the occasion of the 72nd birthday anniversary of the DFT, the director general says the department has set up an information center, from which Thai entrepreneurs can seek help and information regarding the ASEAN Economic Community, which is to be formed next year. The hotline number of the center is 1385.

The NACC earlier decided to press charges against Ms Yingluck Shinawatra for her failure to stop corruption in the government’s rice program. The impeachment motion will be forwarded to the Senate next week.