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BOI Promotion of the Motion Picture Industry

Thailand has been thriving as a destination for film production companies. Its beautiful natural scenery, exotic locale, and cheaper production costs make it an attractive option for many foreign filmmakers. Another reason is that Thailand already has a developed film production infrastructure in place, which makes it less necessary to import equipment from outside the […]

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Foundation in Thailand Overview

In Thailand, registration of a foundation is mainly governed by “The Civil and Commercial code, B.E. 2535 (1992)” and “The Ministerial Regulations of Regulations, Operation and Registration of the Foundation B.E. 2545 (2002)”. Article 110 of TCCC specifies a foundation as “A foundation consists of property specially appropriated to a public charity, religious affairs, art, […]

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Importance of Dowry in Thai Marriage

Deeply rooted in Thai culture is the system of showing respect to the parents and family of the Thai bride by proving that the groom can fully support his would-be wife, be a good provider and husband. This is through the so-called Thai Dowry system, more commonly known as “Sin Sodt”. This system has been linked […]

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Grounds for Divorce in Thailand

When the marriage has turned the other way and no matter how much effort the spouses exert to keep the marriage intact, there are times when nothing will work and the best solution the spouses feel is the right thing to do is file a divorce. This resort is accepted in Thailand and there are […]

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Overview of “Games” Software Activity Under Thailand BOI

The Board of Investment (BOI) is promoting some business activities in order to earnestly awake Thai economy. The BOI promoted activities are categorized in seven main sections. If you look into the list of activities eligible for BOI promotion, “Software” is one of the most popular activities which is sub-categorized under Section 5: Electronic Industry […]

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Abandonment of Business in Thailand (Article 1273/1)

If the company fails to submit the financial statement three years in a row, there is a possibility that the officer might consider the company as abandoned and struck the company’s name off the record. The step of striking the company’s name off the record is seen in article 1273/1 as read: “Where the registrar […]

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The Condominium Act (B.E. 2522) – Buying a Condominium in Thailand

The Condominium Act in Thailand (B. E. 2522) has been amended in 2008 to solve the problem arising out of the law enforcement and to provide protection over the people purchasing the condominium units for dwelling purpose. Here are the highlights of this law: When a buyer enters into an Agreement to Sell a Unit […]

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Ordinary and Extraordinary Shareholders Meeting

Both ordinary meeting and extraordinary meeting are a shareholders meeting. The differences are that the ordinary meeting shall be held in two cases. The first ordinary meeting is held within six months after the business is incorporated, the following ordinary meetings are held after the first ordinary meeting and will be held at least once […]

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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 […]

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Procedures of Applying for BOI Promotion

Applicant must contact the BOI official within 10 working days to make an appointment for interview and project presentation. Completed BOI application are submitted to: Investment Service Center One Start One Stop Investment Center Regional Investment and Economic Centers Overseas Offices BOI Offices Project Analysis BOI will inform the applicant in writing within 7 working days […]

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