Despite the disputed territory near Phra Viharn Temple, Thai-Cambodian border trade is still normal as 150,000 billion baht cash flow is expected by the end of 2013. According to the Thai Chamber of Commerce (TCC), border trade along the disputed area around Phra Viharn Temple is still peaceful as the date for the final verdict is approaching. The International Court of Justice (ICJ) is scheduled render its ruling on the Phra Viharn case on November 11. … However, the TCC has admitted that tourism industry has been slightly affected by the territorial dispute between Thailand and Cambodia, as smaller number of travelers has been seen. … Lastly, the TCC expressed its confidence that the ICJ’s decision on Phra Viharn will not affect the good relations between the two neighbors.
Thailand National News Bureau Staff