ANNOUNCEMENT 13 Sep 2010

In September 2010, the government of Thailand announced a change for the labour market access of foreign workers.

NUMBER OF INTERVENTIONS

1

  • 0 harmful
  • 0 neutral
  • 1 liberalising

SOURCE



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


Inception date: 13 Sep 2010 | Removal date: open ended
Still in force

Labour market access

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.

AFFECTED SECTORS

 
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AFFECTED PRODUCTS

 
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