You will find here a series of summaries providing an overview of useful legal regulations, processes and legal issues for Doing Business in Thailand.

New minimum daily wage

The minimum wage will be increased in most provinces of Thailand on 1 April 2018. The minimum wage will be THB 325 a day for Bangkok and the surrounding area, THB 330 a day for Phuket, Chonburi, and Rayong, and THB 308 a day for Narathiwat, Pattani, and Yala. In total, there are seven separate minimum wage bands for various provinces, as set out below.

Electronic system for Intellectual Property

On 5 March 2018, the Department of Intellectual Property (“DIP”) will launch its e-filing system for registering all types of intellectual property, such as trademarks, design and other types of patents, and copyrights.

SMART Visa to be Launched on 1 February 2018

The SMART visa programme was approved by the Cabinet on 16 January 2018 and aims to attract foreigners for more investment in technology-and knowledge-based industries to facilitate economic development towards Thailand 4.0. SMART Visa holders will receive the following benefits.