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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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American Company Applying for BOI Incentives

Companies incorporated in the U.S. or majority-owned by Americans are often eligible for incentives from Thailand’s Board of Investment (BOI). For example, BOI promoted businesses are automatically granted a business licence. Investment Promotion Criteria Regulations set requirements for each industry and sub-industry eligible for the promotion. The Board considers the business plan, the viability of […]

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How to Own Real Property in Thailand

Buying real property in Thailand can be a valuable investment for foreigners if you do your homework and make sure to do it property. When making your plans you need to take into account the limitations on foreign land ownership and Thai tax law. Check our How to Buy Property in Thailand page. The easiest […]

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Notary Public in Thailand

In many countries, a notary public is an official who is licensed by the government to authenticate signatures or documents, and witness affidavits or statements of persons under oath. In general, a Thailand notary public has no authority to act when not in the jurisdiction of the government where the notary is licensed. Notarization of […]

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How to Start a Business in Thailand

If you want to start a business in Thailand, you can set up your business in a number of ways. If you have an international business, you may wish to set up a Thai branch office, Thai representative office or Thai regional office to take advantage of local business opportunities and possible tax advantages. Sole […]

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Foreign Business Licenses

According to Section 17 of the Foreign Business Act, B.E. 2542 (1999), foreigners may apply for a license to operate businesses that would normally be prohibited to them under Lists 2 and 3 of the Act. Between March 3, 2000 to February 29, 2012, a total of 2,928 licenses were issued to foreigners (1,091 licenses […]

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Registering a Trademark in Thailand, Part 2

The previous article discussed Section 6 of the Trademark Act of of B.E. 2534 (1991), as amended until B.E. 2543 (2000), which listed the criteria for determining whether a trademark was registrable. In short, Thai law allows for a trademark to be registered if it is distinctive, not prohibited by law, and not the same […]

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Registering Trademarks in Thailand

The trademark is an important legal concept in the world of business and commerce. Trademarks allow companies to distinguish their goods and services from competitors and thereby enhance the goodwill of the public towards their particular brand. Accordingly, trademark law seeks to protect both consumers, by allowing them to identify the origin of products sold […]

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