Factory License in Thailand Overview





There are three (3) types of factory under Factory Act, B.E. 2535 (1992).

  • The first type of factory can operate or manufacture any time upon their wish. However, the manufacturer has to follow the regulation under ministerial regulations.

  • The second type of factory; even there is no need to ask for permission, before any manufacturing, the manufacturer has to inform to the officer. It, as well, has to be complied with ministerial regulations.

  • The third type of factory has to get an approval from the officer before operating a factory.


In all cases, to be able to categorize or determined type of factory; a type of factory/ type of business in Thailand, the total amount of horse power and the total amount of employees are all required.


Annual Fee

Only the second and the third type of factory have to pay an annual fee. The annual fee is paid from the first day of operating and every following year.


Procedure and Timeframe for factory license

  • Investigating the location and report within 30 days;

  • The consideration whether to approve shall be finished within 50 days;

  • Report the result to the operator within 10 days.


Restricted places for all types of factory

  • Residential area;

  • Within 50 meters from the public places ie. school, temple, hospital etc.

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