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

Digital Asset Business

The control of the digital asset business is currently the responsibility of the Minister of the Ministry of Finance and the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”), in accordance with the Royal Decree on Digital Asset Businesses, 2561 B.E. (2018 A.D.) (“the Royal Decree”), which was published in the Royal Gazette on 13 May 2018, and became effective on 14 May 2018.

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.