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Doing business in Thailand

A selection of articles, books and online resources to help you explore the key issues for doing business in Thailand.

Key data

Doing Business in Thailand
Summary of comprehensive annual data collated by the World Bank giving key indicators for business and economic conditions. Includes information on typical business procedures, showing time to complete and associated costs for each step.


Thailand company registration
Comprehensive guide produced by Healy Consultants explaining company structures and business entity types, fees and timelines for incorporation, accounting and tax in this jurisdiction and comparisons with other countries in the region.

Overseas Business Risk – Thailand
Report from UK Trade & Investment and the Foreign & Commonwealth Office looking at potential risks for UK businesses operating in this country. It includes economic and political risks, human rights issues, bribery and corruption, terrorism, intellectual property and organised crime.

2019 - 2020 Doing Business in Thailand
Mazars guide published in 2019. Sections include regulations on foreign investment, government incentives, business organisations available to foreigners, corporate and personal taxation, double taxation agreements.

Asia country reports – Thailand
Overview published by Atradius covering the country's most important business sectors, key indicators, political and economic summaries and outlook. Updated March 2019.

Doing Business in Thailand
Guide prepared by a local firm within the UHY network which provides an overview of the relevant issues to consider when establishing a business in this country. Published in February 2018.

Doing Business in Thailand
A business guide from Baker & McKenzie which helps companies understand the economic, legal and regulatory structures of Thailand. Published in April 2021.

Taxation and Investment: Thailand
Guides and snapshots from Deloitte featuring information on the investment climate, labour relations and work force, business regulations, foreign investment, choice of business entity and corporate taxation. Published in 2017.

Thailand: Guide to Doing Business
Guide published by legal firm Lex Mundi in 2019, providing an overview of the legal and business environment in Thailand.


On our Exporting to Thailand page you can find export guides, trade forecasts and economic and political updates.

Corporate governance

European Corporate Governance Institute
The European Corporate Governance Institute (ECGI) aims to provide 'a forum for debate and dialogue between academics, legislators and practitioners, focusing on major corporate governance issues and thereby promoting best practice'. The ECGI website also provides a directory of national Corporate Governance Codes, Principles & Recommendations.

Law and regulation

Doing Business law library
World Bank
Collection of business laws and regulations from economies around the world, linking to official government sources. Topics include company law, labour, tax and trade.

Doing business in… Country Q&A tool
Useful tool from Practical Law that allows users to compare summaries of key legal issues across several jurisdictions, including this country. Summaries cover the legal system, foreign investment, business vehicles, employment, tax, competition, intellectual property, marketing agreements, e-commerce, data protection, and product liability.

Forums and support networks

British Chamber of Commerce Thailand
Organisation supporting the development of UK businesses in Thailand.

Thai Chamber of Commerce and Board of Trade of Thailand
Organisation working to enhance cooperation between businesses.

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