List of Business Activities Eligible for Thailand BOI Promotion

List of Business Activities Eligible for Thailand BOI Promotion (Information as of January 2016 from www.boi.go.th)

Section 1 covers agriculture and agricultural products, including plant and animal breeding, forest plantation, fertilisers,deep sea fishery, packing and storing of vegetables and flowers, plant or animal fat, products from natural extracts, rubber, bio fuels, food additives, food supplement and cold storage. See the full list here: BOI eligible activities – section 1.

Section 2 covers mining, ceramics and basic metals, including prospecting minerals, potash mining and dressing, advanced or nano material products, glass and ceramic products, fire resistant materials, heat insulation materials, gypsum, steel, metal powder, ferro alloy, and coil centers. See the full list here: BOI eligible activities – section 2.

Section 3 covers light industries, including textiles, fabric, sports equipment, musical instrument, furniture, toys, jewelry, lens, medical devices, and leather products. See the full list here: BOI eligible activities – section 3.

Section 4 covers metal products, machinery and transport equipment, including, metal products or parts, surface treatment, machinery, equipment, automobiles, engines and parts, rubber tires, ships, aircrafts, fabrication industry or platform repair for petroleum industry and science equipment. See the full list here: BOI eligible activities – section 4.

Section 5 covers electronic industry and electrical appliance, including electrical products, electrical equipment for industrial use, electronic products, transmission cable, parts for telecommunication products, printed circuit boards, solar cells, media for hard disk drive, flat panel display, software and E-commerce business. See the full list here: BOI eligible activities – section 5.

Section 6 covers chemicals, paper and plastics, including industrial chemicals, polymers, oil refineries, petrochemicals, plastic products for industrial goods, plastic packaging, recycled plastic products and medicines. See the full list here: BOI eligible activities – section 6.

Section 7 covers service and public utilities, including, production of electricity, production of tap water, loading facilities for cargo ships, airports, mass transit system, distribution centers, international headquarters, international trading centers, trade investment support offices, energy service companies, real estate development for industrial use, cloud service, research and development, bio technology related services, engineering designs, scientific laboratories, calibration, sterilisation and waste treatment. See the full list here: BOI eligible activities – section 7.

Thailand Board of Investment promotion zones

1. Twenty provinces with low per capita income: Kalasin, Chaiyaphum, Nakhon Phanom, Nan, Bueng Kan, Buri Ram, Phrae, Maha Sarakham, Mukdahan, Mae Hong Son, Yasothon, Roi Et, Si Sa Ket, Sakhon Nakhon, Sa Kaew, Sukhothai, Surin, Nong Bua Lamphu, Ubon Ratchatani and Amnatcharoen

2. Special economic development zones

3. Science and Technology Parks that are promoted or approved by Thailand Board of Investment.