Category: Company Registration

What is required to open a company in Thailand?

There are many reasons why a foreign national would like to open a Thai company. Establishing a Thai company may assist a foreigner to purchase property, live in Thailand, or work in Thailand. The Thai government would like the primary intent of forming a company to be the building of a new business to earn […]

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Types of Foreign Business Authorization

A common source of confusion for foreign entrepreneurs in Thailand is the difference between a Foreign Business License and a Foreign Business Certificate. Both documents are a form of authorization for foreigners to engage in any business that are restricted under the Foreign Business Act of 1999, but which to apply is completely different situations. […]

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Mergers and Acquisitions of Company in Thailand

Mergers and acquisitions are becoming a routine occurrence in developing countries as companies use the process to expedite their growth or gather additional benefits. A recent high profile example was the merger between Burger King and Tim Horton where the smaller Canadian Tim Horton acquired the larger American Burger King in an attempt to qualify […]

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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

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, 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

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

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

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

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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