With the AFTA implemented there is no difference if it assemble in Thailand or here, the tax rate is the same, plus "our bunch" can save on investment of new production line.
A. s U know there r gag order on "our" plan t. r. not allow to review to ding dong rival like u, just wait for more surprises coming soon.
Yes, there is by right no difference but aren't you forgetting shipping cost? Also, you forgot that N-brand Japan if wanted to open assembly plant in Thailand, they need guarantee that the Altima and Sentra 2013 could sell at least over break even point. They do not like to risk open plant in country without buyer just to ship the products to neighbouring Bolehland and Singaland to sell. They wanted to have sufficient sales in Thailand alone and at the same time they can ship products to AFTA region to sell.
That explains why Mondeo, S-Max and Kuga are not assembled in Thailand but have to import all the way from Belgium and Spain. It is evident that N-brand Japan no longer trust you bunch that they have done the evaluation on Altima without your knowledge. That could be for Thai market.