Thailand controls prices of school uniforms to ease parents’ expenses

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Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Commerce, Jurin Laksanawisit.
Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Commerce, Jurin Laksanawisit.

The Ministry of Commerce has cooperated with manufacturers of school uniforms and school supplies to reduce product prices to ease parents’ expenses during the economic recession caused by COVID-19.


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The latest ‘Back to School’ campaign is aimed at reducing the cost of living at the start of the new semester which begins on July 1. Mr. Jurin Laksanawisit, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Commerce, said today the Ministry of Commerce has coordinated with the manufacturers of school uniforms and school supplies, to help reduce their product prices. The products will be sold at department stores nationwide. The campaign offers a discount of up to 80 percent on many items.

The activity will continue until July 15th, 2020, in order to help relieve the burden facing about 10.4 million parents. It is expected to help reduce the financial outlay of parents in Thailand, by at least one billion baht in total.