Thailand: Economy & Investments


Thailand enjoys a strategic location at the crossroads of Asia and serves as a gateway into the heart of Asia, the largest growing economic market. Thailand offers convenient trade with ASEAN countries, especially such huge markets as China and India, and easy access into the Greater Mekong sub-region.

The combination of incentives and services has enabled Thailand to consistently attract large numbers of investors from around the world.

Thailand’s investment regime is in total compliance with WTO regulations.

Through the Board of Investment, the Thai government offers a range of tax incentives, support services and import duty exemptions or reductions for investors.

Companies receiving investment privileges from the Board of Investment are not subject to foreign equity restrictions in the manufacturing sector.

The Board of Investment coordinates the activity of the One-Stop Service Center for Visas and Work Permits, which enables foreign staff of BOI-promoted companies to obtain work permits and long-term visas within three hours or less.