Category Archives: Doing Business in Thailand

Items That Are Prohibited and Restricted in Thailand

Foreigners can engage in trading activities in Thailand. However, there are certain items that are prohibited and restricted as set by The Customs Department which foreigners must comply with. Prohibited Items These are items for which are prohibited either for import into or export out of Thailand. Such prohibited items include: Narcotics Pornographic materials Counterfeit […]

Health Massage and Health Spa Businesses in Thailand

What is the different between Health Massage and Health Spa Businesses in Thailand? A health massage license holder cannot operate a health spa business. However, if a company holds a health spa business license, it will be able to operate health massage business as well. This is because a Spa Business License covers the health […]

Foreign Ownership and Recruitment Business in Thailand

Can Americans set up a recruitment business in Thailand using the rights under the Treaty of Amity? Absolutely not. Can any foreigners have the majority ownership in a recruitment company? Definitely not. At ThaiLawyers, we get such inquiries from foreigners wanting to recruit Thai people to work overseas, all the time. Foreign ownership and recruitment […]

Countries Permitted to Enter Thailand From 1 November 2021

COVID or not, here we are! Thailand is partly opened. In accordance with the Notification of the Operation Centre for Measures on the Arrival into and Departure from Thailand, and Protection of Thai Nationals Abroad dated 21 October 2021, the following are the list of countries permitted to enter Thailand from November 1, 2021. Australia […]

Certificate of a Representative Office in Thailand

A Juristic Person established under foreign laws that wants to operate in Thailand as a representative office will have to notify the Department of Business Development of their intention. Once approved, the DBD will issue a document for it, called “Certificate of the Identification Number of the Juristic Person established under foreign laws which operates […]

Set Up a Language School in Thailand

Foreigners wanting to set up a language school in Thailand needs to have Thai partners to apply for a school license at the Office of the Private Education Commission. If you want to set up a language school in Thailand, you must go through the formality prescribed by the Private School Act B.E. 2550 and […]