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New points system for traffic violations in Thailand to begin mid-year 2019

In an effort to combat one of the worst traffic situations in Southeast Asia, the legislature has taken steps to apply western style enforcement and up-to-date data with linked databases to ensure safety. With all of the changes upcoming to drivers of motor vehicles and motorized bikes of all kinds, keeping your license will now [...]

By | February 27th, 2019|News|0 Comments


ATTN: UPDATE ON RETIREMENT/MARRIAGE VISA GUIDELINES Over the past few months, Expats from around the world have voiced their concern over the requirements needed in applications for ‘Retirement’ and ‘Marriage’ Visas especially the financial requirements as well as proof of income so they can remain in the Kingdom. Several Embassies last year began instituting a [...]

By | February 11th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

The Coordinated Program & Technical Support Cooperative

The Coordinated Program & Technical Support Cooperative This cooperative was established in order to prevent and suppress the trade in counterfeited and pirated goods online between Thailand’s Action Taskforce for Information Technology Crime Suppression (TACTICS) and The REACT U.A. (REACT) Cooperative representing over 300 brands worldwide. Pursuant to the government policy and in a joint [...]

By | January 31st, 2019|News|0 Comments

Japanese Real Estate firms are flocking to the Thai property market

Japanese Real Estate firms are flocking to the Thai property market   Japanese real estate firms are flocking to the Thai property market, joining forces with local partners in Thailand with joint ventures which are mutually beneficial to cash in on growing demand for property in the ever-expanding Thai property market.   Tokyo Tatemono Co., [...]

By | October 1st, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

American Ambassadors on hand for a special business event

American Ambassadors on hand for a special business event As our ASEAN community continues to work together for a better tomorrow, we are beginning to see the positive results firsthand. As an important part of the greater Mekong Delta, Cambodia and Laos are emerging as some of the fastest growing economies in the world. Both countries [...]

By | April 9th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Thailand’s New Trade Competition Act: A Paper Tiger or Effective Enforcement?

On October 5th, 2017, the new Trade Competition Act B.E. 2560 (2017) (“2017 Act”) become an officially enforced law. It has replaced a previous competition law in Thailand, i.e. the Trade Competition Act B.E. 2542 (1999) (“1999 Act”) which had remained relatively unchanged for almost 20 years. The reasoning behind the enactment of the 2017 [...]

By | November 30th, 2017|News|0 Comments

New Standards set to Protect Employee’s rights: The Amendment to The Labor Protection Act

As the current Labor Protection Act (the “LPA”) has been enforced since 1998 (B.E. 2541), it is now not suitable to the current situation and most importantly several provisions are not currently protecting employees’ rights fairly and properly. The Ministry of Labor, an organization who oversees such matters, initiated and then proposed to the Cabinet [...]

By | November 11th, 2017|News|0 Comments

Boardroom Briefing: Thai Computer Crime Act

On Tuesday 7th November, BCCT, teamed up with AMCHAM, AustCham, CanCham, NTCC, EABC, FTCC and ITCC, organized a BCCT Multi-Chambers Boardroom Briefing on IP Changes in the Thai Computer Crime Act at British Business Centre. Speakers, Panisa Suwanmatajarn Partner of R.W.T. International Law Firm and Police Lt. Col. Naughtakid Phomchan Cybercrime Specialist, Technology Crime Suppression [...]

By | November 9th, 2017|News|0 Comments

The Madrid Protocol System: An Advantage or Disadvantage to Trademark Owners

One of the most widely talked about issues in legal circles lately has been a discussion of the Madrid Protocol, which is the Protocol relating to the Madrid Agreement concerning the International Registration of Marks. After much debate and research on the topic, Thailand finally decided to join this Protocol after it had appointed a [...]

By | November 6th, 2017|News|0 Comments

Takedowns! New information regarding the updated Copyright and Computer Crime laws

Online transactions are dominant in every industry sector, both public and private, and all industry leaders around the world are focused on this type of transaction due to the relative efficiency and ease of use. As our ability to receive goods and services online continues to grow worldwide, our economic policies have to reflect that. [...]

By | October 31st, 2017|News|0 Comments