Chinese-made elephant pants face import ban

Chinese-made elephant pants face import ban
Chinese-made elephant pants face import ban
As they cross the street outside the Grand Palace, many tourists can be seen wearing the well-known elephant-patterned jeans. Due to a potential copyright violation, Chinese exports of the trousers were to be prohibited. Jinakul Apichart

According to Commerce Minister Phumtham Wechayachai, the Customs Department has been instructed to forbid Chinese exports of elephant-patterned trousers because the line’s trademark has already been registered.

According to Mr. Phumtham, the Department&nbsp of Intellectual Property ( DIP ) is currently looking into whether imports from China are still occurring.

On the” Lui Chine” or” shoot2china” Facebook page, which has 1.4 million followers, worries about this well-liked clothing item were expressed.

According to the post from Sunday, trousers sold on Chinese online shopping sites were at least ten times less expensive than those sold around, starting at about 30 ringgit per item at wholesale prices.

The article also stated that some Thai sellers had imported goods from China, with shorts and pants starting at 65 and 75 ringgit, respectively.

The Chinese may lose out to” Thai companies” in every way. They must respond by emphasizing the quality of the jeans as their primary selling point, the post stated.

Additionally, it suggested using the Thai Select accreditation for standardized production quality that Mr. Phumtham had agreed upon.

However, a large number of merchants and retailers urged the government to take action regarding pants produced in China.

The government had to implement an import taxes to support Thai manufacturers because Chinese pants have been well-liked by tourists for more than a year and are significantly less expensive.

Another vendor in Bangkok’s Prathunam business stated that he wanted agencies to work on control methods and that Thai-made trousers should become more widely worn because of their superior quality.

The controversy surrounding Chinese-made elephant jeans, according to Prime Minister Srettha Thavisin, serves as a reminder for the authorities to address rights and selling arrangement issues.

The top responded that some important issues, like copyright protection, needed to be prioritized when asked about planning and manufacturing growth.

Smaller issues like the Chinese elephant jeans, according to Mr. Srettha, “reflect a bit on how we need to be quicker working on the government’s security work.”