Conférence & Séminaire

EABC: Foreign Business Act and Foreign Investment Seminar

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A deep dive into understanding Thailand’s foreign investment regime, history and priorities.

 

The Foreign Business Act was enacted in AD 1999, with the intent of protecting Thai industries not yet ready to compete. An annual review mechanism was intended to allow industries over time to be opened up to competition, but that system has barely been used.

It is a generally accepted view that many industries are ready to compete, but they remain officially closed. Most companies would benefit from completion, rather than be harmed by it. The real harm is more likely to be the continue protection, allowing inefficient and non-competitive practices.

This seminar is a deep dive into an understanding of the workings of the regulation of foreign investment and insights into what can be done to contribute more to the competitiveness of the Thai economy.  A Primer and Backgrounder will provide background understanding.

 

Agenda
 

0800 - 0830

Registration and Refreshments

0830 - 0840

Opening – Mr Giuseppe Busini.  Minister Counsellor and  Deputy Head of Mission, Delegation of the European Union to Thailand (confirmed)

0840 - 0900

Overview of Foreign Investment in Thailand via the FBA and other means – Mr. Vuttikrai Leewiraphan, Director-General, Department of Business Development, Ministry of Commerce (confirmed)

0900 - 0925

Foreign Investment economics and regulation Dr Deunden Nikomborirak, Research Director, Economic Governance TDRI (confirmed)

0925 - 0950

Process and Criteria for Foreign Business Licences and Foreign Business Certificates; Mr Chiwat Keratisuthisathorn,  Senior Associate, Corporate & Commercial Department, Tilleke & Gibbons (confirmed)

0950 - 1000

Foreign Dominance Notification – what is it, what does it mean?  Speaker confirmed

1000 - 1015

Break

1030 - 1125

Moderated Business Roundtable – major issues. Three business leaders, TDRI, DBD. Dialogue, then Q&A by Pigeonhole and directly

1125 - 1130

Closing

 

Ticket Price (including VAT 7%) includes refreshments and booklet 

 

General ticket price / Non Members

THB 600

EABC members, other participating Chambers; Sponsors/Supporters if in addition to limited complimentary places

 
THB 400

Government, Media

FOC

 

 

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