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THAILAND: Enhanced Incentives Announced for FDI Projects in Eastern Economic Corridor Provinces

8 Jan 2020

All FDI-backed projects located in Thailand’s eastern coastal provinces of Chachoengsao, Chonburi and Rayong, which geographically make up the Eastern Economic Corridor (EEC), are to now become eligib...Read More


Manufacturing in Thailand: New Developments and Thailand 4.0

23 Dec 2019

With better infrastructure and industrial supply chain in the region, Thailand has become an appealing choice as an alternative manufacturing base. While the production costs in Thailand are not parti...Read More


THAILAND: Daily Minimum Wage to Rise by 5-6 Baht as of 1 January 2020

18 Dec 2019

The country’s daily minimum wage for unskilled workers is set to increase to Baht 313-336 (US$10.31-11.07) from its current level of Baht 308-330 (US$10.15-10.87) as of 1 January next year....Read More


THAILAND: Hong Kong Free Trade Agreement Feasibility Study Given the Go-Ahead

16 Dec 2019

A mooted Free Trade Agreement (FTA) topped the agenda at the recent Thailand-Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Summit, with the proposed treaty expected to extend across the services sector, wit...Read More


THAILAND: EV Charging and Electronics Investors Set for Enhanced Incentive Regime

19 Nov 2019

An expanded incentive scheme for investors looking to develop electric vehicle (EV) charging stations has been announced by Thailand’s Board of Investment (BOI)....Read More


THAILAND: Tax Incentive Packages Extended to Five Additional Food Innovation Hubs

15 Nov 2019

Five further Food Innopolis sites across the country have been designated as Board of Investment (BOI) approved science and technology zones....Read More


Mainland Chinese Exports of Siluriformes Fish to the United States Greenlighted

5 Nov 2019

The Food Safety and Inspection Service is amending its fish inspection regulations to list mainland China, Thailand and Vietnam as economies eligible to export Siluriformes fish and fish products to t...Read More


THAILAND: Loss of GSP Status Set to Hit US$1.3 Billion Worth of Exports to US

5 Nov 2019

Some US$1.3 billion worth of exports from the country – across 573 product categories – are set to lose their duty-free access to the US market as of 25 April 2020....Read More


U.S. Partially Rescinds Thailand’s GSP Benefits, Makes Other Changes to Programme

29 Oct 2019

A 25 October presidential proclamation is making a number of changes to the Generalised System of Preferences following regular eligibility reviews, product reviews and beneficiary developing country ...Read More


Accessing the ASEAN Consumer Market: Electronic Accessories (Marketing)

21 Oct 2019

For electronic accessories exporters to enter the key ASEAN markets, formulating an optimal marketing strategy is essential for a successful launch. Hong Kong companies should also pay attention to bo...Read More


THAILAND: Foreign Business Licence Requirement Waived in Four Industry Sectors

15 Oct 2019

The need to secure a foreign business licences prior to beginning operations in four commercial sectors is to be waived – telecommunications services provided under 卜Telecommunications Licence Type I ...Read More


THAILAND: Financial Institutions and Businesses Obliged to Verify Source of Customer Funds

14 Oct 2019

Banks and financial institutions, as well as certain other specified businesses, are to be obliged to verify the source of their customers’ funds when conducting transactions....Read More


THAILAND: Raft of FDI Incentives Launched to Woo Casualties of US-China Trade War

17 Sept 2019

In a bid to appeal to overseas companies caught in the crossfire of the ongoing China-US trade war, the country has unveiled an investment incentive package aimed at those businesses looking to reloca...Read More


Thailand: Market Profile

10 Sept 2019

The Thai economy is expected to grow robustly over the next 5 years. A cross-border railway link was inaugurated in April 2019, and is expected to help economic development. Thailand offers investors ...Read More


Accessing the ASEAN Consumer Market: Electronic Accessories (Distribution Channels)

26 Aug 2019

The distribution channels for electronic accessories in ASEAN are diverse; each has its own characteristics and is suitable for different product categories. Hong Kong manufacturers and exporters eyei...Read More


Accessing the ASEAN Consumer Market: Electronic Accessories (Recent Developments and Trends)

29 July 2019

In Malaysia, Indonesia and Thailand, the demand for electronic accessories has been boosted by the young demographic and the rising affordability of ICT products. Hong Kong electronics suppliers shoul...Read More


Accessing the ASEAN Consumer Market: Toys and Games (Marketing)

22 July 2019

For toys and games exporters to expand into the key ASEAN markets, formulating an optimal marketing strategy is essential for a successful launch. Hong Kong toys companies should also pay attention to...Read More


ASEAN Sustainable Energy Sector Faces Sustained Mainland Challenge

12 July 2019

This year's Bangkok-hosted ASEAN Sustainable Energy Week showcased an industry in rude health, albeit one that was increasingly conscious that many mainland businesses are making a cost-led landgrab f...Read More


Accessing the ASEAN Consumer Market: Toys and Games (Market Entry Strategies)

2 July 2019

The routes to the ASEAN market are diverse and competitive. Hong Kong toys and games exporters need to consider the characteristics of each sales channel, including its location, market reach, managem...Read More


THAILAND: Biodegradable Plastic Packaging Tax Incentives Adopted

17 June 2019

Businesses are now entitled to claim tax deductions of up to 1.25 times the amount they spend on biodegradable plastic packaging. This deduction may be claimed against all relevant expenses incurred b...Read More

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