Investing in Thailand

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FAQ's 
Investing in Thailand

If foreigners want to invest in Thailand, are there any promotions for them?

Yes. Promotions are offered through responsible government agencies to attract foreign

investment. For example, the Board of Investment was founded in order to attract foreign investment.

2

What advantages are granted to foreign investors?

Various - a wide range of advantages, which the government grants to qualified foreigners, both of fiscal and non-fiscal incentives.

3

Are foreigners allowed to have majority shareholding or 100 percent

ownership of a company?

Yes, if the business of the company is not reserved for Thai nationals. Anyway, if a company's business is regulated under the Alien Business Act 1999, the company must obtain an Alien Operation License from the Ministry of Commerce of Thailand.

4

Are foreigners allowed to set up a branch office in Thailand?

Yes - in case the company's business regulated is under the Alien Business Act 1999, the company must obtain an Alien Operation License from the Ministry of Commerce of Thailand.

5

Are there any restrictions on foreigners doing business in Thailand? 

Yes. The Alien Business Act 1999 restricts foreigners from having majority ownership of

companies engaged in the businesses listed therein.