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The Middle Class Consumer Markets in ASEAN: Hong Kong Opportunities (Executive Summary)

14 Nov 2017

This report examines the consumer markets in five ASEAN countries – Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia, the Philippines and Vietnam. It starts by providing an overview of ASEAN and findings of a survey of ...Read More

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THAILAND: 23-Day Tax Break Announced In Bid to Boost Festive Sales

8 Nov 2017

In a bid to give an extra boost to consumer spending over the holiday period, the Thai government has announced that its annual tax deduction scheme will run for an extended period from 11 November to...Read More

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THAILAND: Extended Tax Break Expected In Bid to Boost Festive Sales

3 Nov 2017

In a bid to give an extra boost to consumer spending over the holiday period, the Thai government is planning to extend the duration of its annual tax deduction scheme, an end of year initiative that ...Read More

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THAILAND: EEC Eligibility Criteria Announced for Overseas Educational Institutes

19 Oct 2017

Overseas educational institutions looking to operate in Thailand’s Eastern Economic Corridor (EEC) must be ranked among the top 100 of all such organisations as evaluated by Quacquarelli Symonds, Time...Read More

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THAILAND: Maximum Clearance Time Cut to 30 Days in Customs Law Shakeup

16 Oct 2017

The maximum time for Thai customs to approve the export / import of goods is to be cut from 90 days to just 30 days under the terms of the incoming Thai Customs Law....Read More

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THAILAND: Tax to be Levied on All E-Commerce Transactions Deemed to be Within Thai Jurisdiction

3 Oct 2017

All digital transactions deemed to have been conducted within Thai jurisdiction are set to become taxable under a proposed amendment to the country’s e-Transactions Law....Read More

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THAILAND: Government Approval of EEC Law Confirms Incentives for Coastal Corridor Investors

25 Sept 2017

Incentives stipulated as part of Thailand’s Eastern Economic Corridor (EEC) development plan has now been confirmed, with the Thai cabinet approving the EEC Law on 19 September....Read More

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Business Opportunities for Hong Kong in ASEAN Infrastructure Development (Executive Summary)

19 Sept 2017

Some US$210 billion a year will be needed for infrastructure development in ASEAN from 2016 to 2030. Hong Kong and its infrastructure and real estate services companies are well-positioned to particip...Read More

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Thailand: Market Profile

6 Sept 2017

The Thai economy expanded by 3.7% YOY in Q2 2017, accelerating from 3.3% in Q12017, primarily due to robust growth in the agriculture sector and major service industries including hotels and restauran...Read More

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Hydropower Investment Sees Laos Aligned with BRI Objectives

22 Aug 2017

China's stake in Laos' sustainable-energy sector paves way for closer long-term Belt and Road collaboration....Read More

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THAILAND: 7% Reduced VAT Rate Extended for 18th Time

16 Aug 2017

The country’s 7% VAT rate is to be maintained until at least September 2018. This marks the 18th time this reduced level has been extended since Thailand first introduced it in 1999....Read More

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Go-Ahead for High-Speed Thai Rail Link Set to Boost Belt and Road

9 Aug 2017

With work beginning on the Bangkok-Nong Khai link, rapid pan-Asian rail connectivity looks set to become a reality....Read More

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THAILAND: Exporters of Potential Dual Use Items to Face Increased Customs Scrutiny

1 Aug 2017

Exporters of items with a potential dual use – such as goods that are ostensibly designed for commercial use but could have a military application – will now have to comply with a number of additional...Read More

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THAILAND: Trade Competition Act Details Prohibited Practices and M&A Requirements

21 July 2017

The incoming Trade Competition Act, effective as of 5 October, specifies a list of prohibited activities deemed unfair trade practices, while also establishing the Office of Trade Competition Commissi...Read More

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THAILAND: Overseas Employees Given Until 1 January 2018 to Secure Work Permits

10 July 2017

Overseas employees now have until 1 January 2018 to register with the Thai authorities and secure the relevant work permits. Previously, the requirement had been imposed, as of 23 June, with immediate...Read More

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THAILAND: US$147 Million Fund Open to Digital Entrepreneurs and Start-ups

4 July 2017

A five-billion Baht (US$147million) Digital Economy Fund has been established to support digital entrepreneurs and start-ups across the country....Read More

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THAILAND: Eight-year Tax Waiver on Manufacture of Electric Vehicle Components

28 June 2017

Manufacturers of certain electric vehicle (EV) components are now eligible for a corporate income tax (CIT) waiver of up to eight years....Read More

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THAILAND: Body Care Items and Construction Materials Among Five New SEZ-Approved Categories

23 June 2017

The production of five additional product categories within the country’s Special Economic Zones (SEZs) has been given government approval. The five approved categories are body care products; animal ...Read More

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THAILAND: Land Rent Slashed on Latest Tranche of SEZ Sites

16 June 2017

Land rents are to be slashed in a bid to boost investor interest in the latest tranche of Special Economic Zones (SEZs). According to the Thai Treasury Department, this will come in to effect with reg...Read More

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Thailand Looks to Play Catch-up with Accelerated SEZ Programme

14 June 2017

First approved in 2014, Thailand now see Special Economic Zones as pivotal to its structural renaissance....Read More

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