MINIMUM WAGE UPDATE:

Thailand’s National Wage Committee has resolved, in their meeting No. 08/2022, held on the 26th of August 2022, that Thailand’s minimum wages will be increased to assist with inflation and increased cost of living pressures. The resolution, and wage increase, …

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INTRODUCTION OF NEW LONG-TERM RESIDENT (“LTR”) VISA  

Thailand is introducing a new LTR visa to boost economic recovery, investment and domestic spending in a sustainable way after the adverse impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on the Thai economy, particularly on the tourism sector. The government set a …

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THAILAND EXTENDS PERMISSION TO STAY FOR FOREIGN TOURISTS

To support economic recovery and mitigate the negative impact suffered by businesses in the tourism sector due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) has approved a plan for extension of permission to stay in Thailand …

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Personal Data Protection Regulations

The Personal Data Protection Act (PDPA) came fully into effect on 1 June 2022, and four new regulations under the PDPA have recently been issued and took effect on 21 June 2022. We understand that more regulations are expected soon. …

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Thailand Revokes Test and Go and Sandbox Schemes – Retains Thailand Pass System – Reduces Insurance Requirements

Effective 1 May 2022 Thailand is revoking the Test and Go and the Sandbox Schemes, and reducing Covid-19 insurance requirements for non-Thai citizens entering the Kingdom. For those who for at least 14 days prior to the date of travel …

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Developments in Judicial Interpretation of Labor Law

Although one sometimes encounters reference to a “precedent” decision from the Thai courts, in fact the decisions of the Thai courts – although frequently persuasive – do not form part of the body of the law.  Divergences in judicial interpretation …

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Thailand’s Tax Relief Measures on COVID-19 for 2021

In response to the Thai Cabinet’s resolution on 26 January 2021, the following tax measures have been launched to relieve the ongoing impact of the COVID-19 outbreak. Lower Registration Fees for Residential Property Transactions To adopt the Thai Cabinet’s resolution, …

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PriceSanond Briefing News Letter

IMMIGRATION UPDATES The Notification on Conditions for Aircraft Permission to Enter Thailand (No.2), effective from 3 July 2020, eases restrictions for entry into Thailand for 11 groups of people: (1) Thai nationals. (2) Exempted persons, persons invited by the Prime …

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DBD Grants Limited Relief to Companies’ Annual General Meeting Requirement

In response to the COVID-19 crisis, Thailand has imposed measures limiting both international and domestic travel, which in turn have impacted companies’ operations, including meeting the statutory requirements for holding an annual general meeting of shareholders (AGM).  These meetings must …

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