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The Hong Kong-ASEAN Free Trade Agreement: Capitalising on the New Opportunities

23 April 2018

The newly signed FTA and Investment Agreement between Hong Kong and ASEAN will open up new business opportunities for Hong Kong. This, together with the full investment protection offered to Hong Kong...Read More

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Thai Electronics Manufacturing Hub Wooed by Keen Mainland Suppliers

26 Feb 2018

With Thailand's status as one of Southeast Asia's leading electrical and electronics manufacturing hubs now widely acknowledged, would-be suppliers from China and beyond dominated the recent Bangkok E...Read More

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Overseas Brands Keen to Target Thai Tea and Coffee Niche Markets

2 Feb 2018

Although ostensibly over-blessed with many domestic brews and western-style coffee shops, many Southeast Asian suppliers are keen to tempt the voracious thirst of Thai consumers with bespoke brands an...Read More

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THAILAND: Four-Year Visas on Offer for Overseas Investors and Professionals in 10 Hi-Tech Sectors

18 Jan 2018

Foreign investors/professionals in 10 high-tech sectors of Thailand are set to be eligible for new four-year SMART Visas, which will entitle the holders to work in the country without the need for any...Read More

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THAILAND: Eight-year SME Income Tax Exemption Scheme Extended Until 2019

20 Dec 2017

An incentive scheme offering an eight-year corporate income tax (CIT) holiday to Thai majority-owned SMEs in certain priority business sectors has been extended until 30 December 2019....Read More

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ASEAN Consumer Survey: Hong Kong Awareness and Enjoyment

7 Dec 2017

The rise of middle income consumers in ASEAN countries keeps fueling growth of spending on many lifestyle products and services, including travel and leisure, healthcare and fashion. In the survey con...Read More

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THAILAND: Daily Minimum Wage Set to Increase by Up To 5%

7 Dec 2017

Thailand’s Baht 300 (US$9.2) daily minimum wage is set to increase by up to 5%. The wage increase is to be implemented by 1 January 2018, following an expected formal endorsement by the Thai Labour Mi...Read More

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THAILAND: All E-Commerce Transactions Involving Overseas Retailers to be Subject to 7% VAT

7 Dec 2017

All e-commerce transactions in Thailand, including those made from overseas retailers, are set to be subject to 7% VAT....Read More

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ASEAN Consumer Survey: E-Commerce Potential

5 Dec 2017

The ASEAN region is often considered a potential next ‘gold rush’ for e-commerce thanks to a growing middle class and rising internet penetration. A survey by HKTDC Research revealed that the ‘path to...Read More

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ASEAN Consumer Survey: Consumer Preferences

30 Nov 2017

The rise of middle-income consumers continues to fuel sales growth of many products and services in ASEAN markets, including travel and leisure activities, as well as healthcare and fashion products. ...Read More

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THAILAND: Enhanced Incentives and Extended Deadlines on Offer to Priority Project Investors

28 Nov 2017

The deadline for applying for the tax incentives on offer to would-be investors in the Eastern Economic Corridor (EEC) has been extended until 30 December 2019....Read More

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ASEAN Consumer Survey: An Overview

28 Nov 2017

Hong Kong companies are increasingly eyeing the expanding middle class market in the ASEAN region in light of rising income and purchasing power. This fast-expanding middle class consumer market deman...Read More

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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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