IMPLEMENTATION LEVEL

National

AFFECTED FLOW

Inflow

ANNOUNCED AS TEMPORARY

No

NON-TRADE-RELATED RATIONALE

No

ELIGIBLE FIRMS

all

JUMBO

No

TARIFF PEAK

No
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Inception date: 16 Jul 2009 | Removal date: 16 Jul 2011
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On July 16th 2009 The Board of Investment (BOI), part of the Ministry of Industry of Thailand, granted a special incentive to eco-car projects. The BOI approved the 90% reduction on import duties of raw materials and parts to eco-cars projects for two years. Article 30 of the Investment Promotion Act allows the BIO to introduce such measures but such incentives must be renewed on a yearly basis.
 
The Industry Minister said that the incentives will only be applied to materials that cannot be produced locally. 
 

The justification for this initiative, according to the Press Release No 111/2009 of the Ministry of Industry, is to that the reduction of import duties should help "eco-car manufacturers by lowering their production costs and reducing their burden in sourcing parts that are not available or locally produced in Thailand". This measure is also supposed to encourage investment in the eco-car sector and help develop this industry. On July 13, 2009 the Industry Minister said "we would like to see eco-cars priced Bt 100,000 cheaper than petrol or diesel-driven models. That would encourage buyers to choose to purchase energy-saving and environmentally friendly cars."
 
A working committee consisting of the representatives of BOI, the Office of Industrial Economics and the Thai Automotive Institute has been appointed. This committee will review applications under this scheme.
 
According to the Thai News Service (in a report on 14 July 2009) the following six auto-makers in Thailand have won incentives from the BOI to produce eco-cars with total combined investment of Bt43.44 billion: Toyota Motor Thailand, Honda Automobile Thailand, Mitsubishi Motors Thailand, Tata Motor, Suzuki Motor and Siam Nissan Autmobile. 

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AFFECTED SECTORS AND PRODUCTS

389 Other manufactured articles n.e.c.
8715 Baby carriages and parts thereof.
871500 Baby carriages and parts thereof.
441 Agricultural or forestry machinery & parts
8701 Tractors (other than tractors of heading 87.09).
870130 Tracklaying tractors
870190 Other
444 Machinery for mining, quarrying & construction; parts
8704 Motor vehicles for the transport of goods.
870410 Dumpers designed for offhighway use
447 Weapons & ammunition & parts
8710 Tanks and other armoured fighting vehicles, motorised, whether or not fitted with weapons, and parts of such vehicles.
871000 Tanks and other armoured fighting vehicles, motorised, whether or not fitted with weapons, and parts of such vehicles.
491 Motor vehicles, trailers & semi-trailers; parts
8701 Tractors (other than tractors of heading 87.09).
870120 Road tractors for semitrailers
8702 Motor vehicles for the transport of ten or more persons, including the driver.
870210 With compressionignition internal combustion piston engine (diesel or semidiesel)
870290 Other
8703 Motor cars and other motor vehicles principally designed for the transport of persons (other than those of heading 87.02), including station wagons and racing cars.
870310 Vehicles specially designed for travelling on snow; golf cars and similar vehicles
870322 Of a cylinder capacity exceeding 1,000 cc but not exceeding 1,500 cc
870323 Of a cylinder capacity exceeding 1,500 cc but not exceeding 3,000 cc
870324 Of a cylinder capacity exceeding 3,000 cc
870332 Of a cylinder capacity exceeding 1,500 cc but not exceeding 2,500 cc
870333 Of a cylinder capacity exceeding 2,500 cc
8704 Motor vehicles for the transport of goods.
870421 g.v.w. not exceeding 5 tonnes
870422 g.v.w. exceeding 5 tonnes but not exceeding 20 tonnes
870423 g.v.w. exceeding 20 tonnes
870431 g.v.w. not exceeding 5 tonnes
870490 Other
8705 Special purpose motor vehicles, other than those principally designed for the transport of persons or goods (for example, breakdown lorries, crane lorries, fire fighting vehicles, concrete mixer lorries, road sweeper lorries, spraying lorries, mobile wor
870510 Crane lorries
870520 Mobile drilling derricks
870530 Fire fighting vehicles
870590 Other
8706 Chassis fitted with engines, for the motor vehicles of headings 87.01 to 87.05.
870600 Chassis fitted with engines, for the motor vehicles of headings 87.01 to 87.05.
8708 Parts and accessories of the motor vehicles of headings 87.01 to 87.05.
870810 Bumpers and parts thereof
870830 Brakes and servobrakes; parts thereof
870840 Gear boxes and parts thereof
870850 Driveaxles with differential, whether or not provided with other transmission components, and nondriving axles; parts thereof
870870 Road wheels and parts and accessories thereof
870880 Suspension systems and parts thereof (including shock absorbers)
870891 Radiators and parts thereof
870892 Silencers (mufflers) and exhaust pipes; parts thereof
870893 Clutches and parts thereof
870894 Steering wheels, steering columns and steering boxes; parts thereof
870895 Safety airbags with inflater system; parts thereof
870899 Other
492 Motor vehicle bodies; trailers & parts thereof
8707 Bodies (including cabs), for the motor vehicles of headings 87.01 to 87.05.
870710 For the vehicles of heading 87.03
870790 Other
8708 Parts and accessories of the motor vehicles of headings 87.01 to 87.05.
870821 Safety seat belts
870829 Other
8716 Trailers and semitrailers; other vehicles, not mechanically propelled; parts thereof.
871631 Tanker trailers and tanker semitrailers
871639 Other
871690 Parts
499 Other transport equipment & parts
8711 Motorcycles (including mopeds) and cycles fitted with an auxiliary motor, with or without sidecars; sidecars.
871120 With reciprocating internal combustion piston engine of a cylinder capacity exceeding 50 cc but not exceeding 250 cc
871150 With reciprocating internal combustion piston engine of a cylinder capacity exceeding 800 cc
871190 Other
8712 Bicycles and other cycles (including delivery tricycles), not motorised.
871200 Bicycles and other cycles (including delivery tricycles), not motorised.
8713 Carriages for disabled persons, whether or not motorised or otherwise mechanically propelled.
871310 Not mechanically propelled
8714 Parts and accessories of vehicles of headings 87.11 to 87.13.
871410 Of motorcycles (including mopeds)
871491 Frames and forks, and parts thereof
871492 Wheel rims and spokes
871493 Hubs, other than coaster braking hubs and hub brakes, and free wheel sprocketwheels
871494 Brakes, including coaster braking hubs and hub brakes, and parts thereof
871495 Saddles
871496 Pedals and crankgear, and parts thereof
871499 Other
8716 Trailers and semitrailers; other vehicles, not mechanically propelled; parts thereof.
871680 Other vehicles

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