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

  • 1 harmful
  • 0 neutral
  • 0 liberalising
Inception date: 13 Sep 2010 | Removal date: open ended
Still in force

Labour market access

On 13 September 2010, Thailand's Board of Investment made employment of foreign unskilled workers in its projects subject to the following conditions:

  • The promoted company must invest in Thailand for more than 20 years with assets of over 10,000 million Thai Baht (ca. 310'000 USD) and an employment of over 10,000 people
  • It must be an existing project whose corporate tax exemption incentives must have expired and the project requires hiring additional workers.
  • Foreign unskilled workers will not constitute more than 15% of the additional workers hired for the project.
  • The project must be in the industrial sector only.

Other conditions and requirements set by the Board must be met and an application for such permission is to be submitted to the Office of the Board
The above conditions are only guidelines and the final decisions rests with the Office to accept or deny permission.

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