Category: Company Registration

Rules and guidelines on how a foreign company may set up its own Representative Office in Thailand

Rules and guidelines on how a foreign company may set up its own Representative Office in Thailand

Previously, we discussed the main characteristics and features of the Representative Office according to Thai law, including its main purpose and the activities in which it is allowed to conduct. In this article, we will address the rules and guidelines regarding how a foreign company may set up its own Representative Office in Thailand. Generally […]

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Guide to the Representative Office in Thailand

Guide to the Representative Office in Thailand

The Representative Office is an important form of business organization in Thailand since it helps to facilitate the import and export of goods by foreign companies. A Representative Office is characterized by the following features: It does not receive any revenue from providing services It cannot receive purchase orders or make sales or negotiate business […]

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Buying Out an Existing Business in Thailand

Buying Out an Existing Business in Thailand

Buying out an existing business, rather than starting one from scratch, is one possible option for foreign entrepreneurs in Thailand. One advantage for foreign entrepreneurs who choose to buy out an existing business is that the immigration and work authorization procedures may be smoother than if they started a new business. Foreign entrepreneurs must officially […]

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Establishing a Food Production Plant in Thailand

Establishing a Food Production Plant in Thailand

Under the Food Act of 1979, no one is allowed to establish a food production plant in Thailand, unless they have received a license from the proper authorities. The licensing process has two main parts: (1) the preparation and submission of the application and (2) the preparation of the food production site. The application must […]

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Regional Operating Headquarters: Criteria for Special Privileges

Regional Operating Headquarters: Criteria for Special Privileges

In the previous article (How to Establish a Regional Operating Headquarters in Thailand), we addressed the basic definition of a Regional Operating Headquarters and how it is formed. As we mentioned, an ROH is a Limited Company set up in Thailand by a multinational corporation to provide management and technical services to enterprises in its […]

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How to Establish a Regional Operating Headquarters in Thailand

How to Establish a Regional Operating Headquarters in Thailand

A “Regional Operating Headquarters” or ROH or “regional office” refers to a Limited Company that is registered in Thailand in order to provide management and technical services to any enterprises in its corporate network. Normally, a multinational corporation will set up a regional office in order to manage its branch offices in the region. By […]

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ASEAN Comprehensive Investment Agreement

ASEAN Comprehensive Investment Agreement

On 26 February 2009, the economic ministers of the ten ASEAN member States signed the ASEAN Comprehensive Investment Agreement (the “ACIA”), which liberalized trade within ASEAN in the following fields: Agriculture Fishery Forestry Mining Manufacturing   Pursuant to the terms of the ACIA, ASEAN nationals are able to operate foreign majority-owned firms in Thailand by […]

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Applying for a Factory License in Thailand

Applying for a Factory License in Thailand

As discussed in the previous article, a Category 3 Factory, as defined by Thai ministerial regulations issued pursuant to the Factory Act of 1992, is a factory that has over 50 horsepower or 50 workers or any factory which produces pollution (even if it has less than 50 horsepower or 50 workers). Category 3 factories […]

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Setting Up a Factory in Thailand

Setting Up a Factory in Thailand

In the previous post we discussed the different possible locations where one could establish a factory in Thailand. In this post, we will address the law with regards to setting up a factory, once one has already found the location. In Thailand, the main law that addresses the establishment of factories is the Factory Act […]

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