Category: Company Registration

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

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

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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How to Register a Company in Thailand

Under Thai laws, companies are classified as follows: Sole proprietorship; Partnership; and Limited Company. On one hand, sole proprietorship in Thailand is similar to sole business ownership common in United States. Thai Partnership, on the other hand, is just like any other partnership which may either be ordinary or limited. Lastly, a limited company in […]

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Utilizing the Thailand-Australia Free Trade Agreement (Continuation…)

What criteria must companies fulfill in order to be eligible to use the TAFTA? In order to enjoy the special privileges enabled by the TAFTA, the company in question must be eligible to apply for a Business Operations Certificate Section 10 of the Foreign Business Act. Within Section 10 is an outline for the criteria […]

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Hotel Business in Thailand

Most of the time, starting a hotel as a business in Thailand is a very profitable undertaking; however it is subject to quite a significant amount of regulation. Step 1: Business registration and Ownership While a Thai national may register any form of business entity, a private company limited is the most suitable form of […]

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US-Thai Treaty of Amity Company

The U.S.-Thailand Amity Treaty has promoted U.S. Thai trade relations since 1966. The treaty requires the Thai government to give businesses owned and run by American investors national treatment. This exempts American businesses from most of the regulations mandated by the Alien Business Law of 1972. For a company to be eligible for Amity Treaty Status, […]

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U.S. Firm Applying for a Trademark in Thailand

While your U.S. trademark may be recognized in Thailand, little if any protection is available. However, U.S. companies are eligible to register their trademarks in Thailand. To be eligible for the business or its agent, which may be a local attorney, must have an address in Thailand. Although talks are underway, Thailand is not yet […]

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U.S. Firm Applying for a Patent in Thailand

Patent filing in Thailand U.S. firms are eligible to apply for patent protection in Thailand, although if the invention was made in the U.S. you must file an initial patent application there first. If the invention was made in the U.S., you cannot file in Thailand until you receive a foreign filing license or 6 […]

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