Thailand: Restricted permission of foreign workers in promoted projects
Effective 13 September 2010, the Board of Investment of Thailand allows the employment of foreign workers under restrictive conditions in the projects it promotes.
These conditions are:
- Company size. Eligible companies must invest in Thailand for more than 20 years, invest at least 10 million baht, and employ a work force exceeding 10'000 people.
- Sectors. Only companies from industrial sectors may apply. Agriculture and service firms may not.
- Corporate income tax. Eligible companies must not enjoy corporate income tax credits granted by the Board of Investment.
- Size of foreign labor force. The share of foreign workers may not surpass 15 percent.
Any Evidence-Based Deliberation:
|Is there anything in the public record to suggest that evidence of the effectiveness of the proposed measure was considered during official deliberations?|
|Is there any evidence that alternatives to the proposed measure were considered?|
|Is there anything in the public record that suggests that empirical evidence informed the comparison across the alternatives available to government?|
|Was such evidence identified?|
|Is such evidence publicly available?|
|Did the official decision-maker in question provide an explanation as to why a chosen measure was favoured over alternatives?|
|Is there any evidence to suggest that potentially affected trading partners were consulted before the measures were taken?|
|Is there any evidence that safeguards have been put in place to ensure that implementation of the initiative is transparent and non-discriminatory?|
|Did the government state its intention to review the measure within one year of implementation?|
Date of inception: 13 Sep 2010
GTA Evaluation: Green
Board of Investment of Thailand. (2010). Permission to Use Alien Unskilled Workers in Investment Promoted Project (3/2553). Available at http://www.boi.go.th/english/download/law_regulations/750/Por_4-2553.pdf