The Ministry of Commerce yesterday clarified the blocking of Thai exports to the United States is just a normal blocking procedure.
According to Ms Chantira Jimreivat Vivatrat, the director-general of the Department of International Trade Promotion, the US announcing the blocking of 11 Thai goods which they say contain pollutants exceeding the specified level, was a regular occurrence.
However she said what was important was that the announcement was not a direct ban but was a warning to Thai producers to exercise greater care in their quality controls to meet strict US regulations.
Ms Chantira said some of the products targeted are salted fish, dried logan, frozen durian, medical/surgical gloves, ground chilli powder and chilli paste.
She said these products are mainly produced by small independent producers.
Source: Thai Public Broadcasting Service (Thai PBS)