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Thailand: Boats need over 40,000 migrant crew

The Labour Ministry will push for a plan to import 40,000 workers from neighbouring countries to solve a labour shortage in the commercial fishing sector. Labour Minister Adul Sangsingkeo said Thursday that workers from Laos, Myanmar, Cambodia and Vietnam would be targeted under a system of MoUs to ensure they first undergo a state-sponsored screening process. […]

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Philippines: Customs collections exceed target in July

MANILA, Philippines — The Bureau of Customs once again surpassed its collection target due to the strong performance of majority of ports nationwide. According to preliminary data from the Financial Service division of the BOC, the agency collected P52.05 billion in customs taxes and duties in July, exceeding the target of P50.07 billion by 3.9 […]

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Malaysia: June exports up 7.6% on-year but below forecast

KUALA LUMPUR: Exports expanded by 7.6% year-on-year (y-o-y) to RM78.66bil in June, extending its growth for four consecutive months, driven by electrical and electronic (E&E) products, while China continuing to be a strong market. However, the increase in exports was below a Bloomberg survey of 11.5%. RAM Ratings expected Malaysia’s export growth to pick up […]

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