Like other recent bilateral free trade agreements with the United States, the U.S.-Thailand Free Trade Agreement will cover investment, services, government procurement, intellectual property, and agriculture. Many expect it to be in line with the U.S.-Singapore Free Trade Agreement. Congressional critics also doubt whether a trade deal will be negotiated with Thailand if the current government of Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra pursues a reckless policy in several areas. Some members of Congress have criticized Thaksin`s close relationship with neighboring Burma`s military dictatorship. Thaksin has been internationally condemned by the United Nations and other human rights institutions, governments and observers for continued action against drugs that has killed up to 3,000 people. Congress approves Korean trade deal Reuters, December 7, 2007 Thailand delays free trade moves Wall Street Journal, March 3, 2006 Thailand suspends U.S. free trade talks based on Reuters poll, March 1, 2006 Thai trade negotiator with U.S. resigns after associated press criticism, Jan. 19, 2006 Thousands protest U.S.-Thai trade talks Reuters, 9 January 2006 10,000 expected to protest against US free trade negotiations The Nation (Thailand), 6.

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