Sun Legal Sunbelt Update

Sun Legal Update: Incorporation, Governance Changes Passed

Parliament approved the draft Act Amending the Civil and Commercial Code last month, it will come into effect 90 days after publication in the...
Sun Legal Sunbelt Update

Sun Legal Update: Foreigners Get Chance to Buy Land

The Cabinet recently approved in principle a bill to allow holders of the new long-term visa permission to purchase one rai of land provided,...
Sun Legal Sunbelt Update

Sun Legal Update: New BoI 5-Year Plan

Amazon’s cloud computing division AWS announced it will invest US$5 billion in infrastructure in Thailand over the next 15 years. AWS is building a regional...
Sun Legal Sunbelt Update

Sun Legal Update: Understanding Thailand’s Trade Competition Act

In recent years Thailand enacted the Trade Competition Act and established the Trade Competition Commission, which has passed major guidelines that give the criteria...
Sun Legal Sunbelt Update

Sun Legal Update: Thailand on Track for 10m Tourists in ’22

Thailand saw 6 million international arrivals this year through Aug. 30, with the highest number of arrivals through Suvarnabhumi International Airport and Phuket International. The...
Sun Legal Sunbelt Update

Sun Legal Update: Can Foreigners Grow, Import, Sell Cannabis?

Players in the cannabis industry are calling on the government to clarify laws after the withdrawal of the Cannabis and Hemp Bill from Parliament’s...
Sun Legal Sunbelt Update

Sun Legal Update: Thailand Offers Digital Work Permits

Select long-term visa holders can now apply for a digital work permit at the One-Stop Service Center for visas and work permits in Bangkok...
Sun Legal Sunbelt Update

Sun Legal Update: Business, Consumer Sentiment Rises

Business and consumer sentiment is up in Thailand. Consumer confidence rose for the third straight month in August as measured by the University of the...
Sun Legal Sunbelt Update

Sun Legal Update: Thailand Bar Opening Hours Survey Underway

The Ministry of Tourism and Sports is conducting surveys of key night spots in Thailand to determine the viability of extending bar and nightclub...
Sun Legal Sunbelt Update

Sun Legal Update: Long-Term Resident Visa Applications Open

Thailand’s Long-Term Resident Visa program launched last week, open for “wealthy” pensioners, professionals and highly-skilled professionals. Spouses and dependents of LTR visa holders also qualify...
Sun Legal Sunbelt Update

Sun Legal Update: Copyright Act Takes Effect

The long-awaited Copyright Act amendments have been approved and published in the Royal Gazette and became law on Aug. 23. The law readies Thailand to...
Sun Legal Sunbelt Update

Sun Legal Update: New BoI Categories, EEC Investment

The government announced plans to invest more than 2.2 trillion baht in the next five years in infrastructure in the Eastern Economic Corridor, a...
Sun Legal Sunbelt Update

Sun Legal Update: Small Biz Not Totally Exempted from PDPA After...

The Cabinet recently announced an exemption from the Personal Data Protection Act for small- and medium-sized enterprises, social and community enterprises, cooperatives and foundations....

Amity Treaty Offers Americans 3rd Way to Start Business in Thailand

Starting a new business in Thailand requires more than just a great idea but also an understanding of the market, the requirements to establish...
Sun Legal Sunbelt Update

Sun Legal Update: Minimum Wage Hike Coming in Sept.

The government is preparing minimum-wage increases in each province, requesting each local government to submit proposed rates. The process is delayed until September because there...
Sun Legal Sunbelt Update

Sun Legal Update: Thailand’s 12-Hour Flip-Flop on Arresting Cannabis Sellers

In a rollercoaster ride of announcements last week, the Public Health  Ministry directed police to arrest anyone selling marijuana “without permission” before, hours later,...
Sun Legal Sunbelt Update

Sun Legal Update: Thailand’s Cannabis Market

The cannabis market in Thailand is expected to grow quickly after its decriminalization in June. The University of Thai Chamber of Commerce predicts that...
Sun Legal Sunbelt Update

Sun Legal Update: Opposition Rises to Foreigners Owning Land Under Long-Term...

The government is still considering whether to allow holders of the upcoming Long-Term Visa to own land for a house. Applications for the 10-year LTR...
THailand Tourists Covid-19 Masks Suvarnabhumi Airport

Expats Won’t Be Exempted from Thailand Tourist Tax; Won’t Cover Covid-19

Thailand’s planned 300-baht “tourist tax” will be applied to all foreigners, including expats, and fund an insurance program that will offer up to 500,000...
Koh Phangan Samui Ferry Seatran Thailand Full Moon Party

Direct Koh Phangan-Surat Thai Ferry Service Restarts After Decade+ Hiatus

For more than a decade, Koh Phangan has had no direct link to the mainland. That ended Thursday. Seatran Ferry, which twice ran aground this...
Nakhon Ratchasima AIrport Thailand Korat

Commercial Flights to Return to Nakhon Ratchasima After 3 Years

Suspended three years ago because relatively no one wanted to fly to Korat, scheduled commercial flights are returning to Nakhon Ratchasima Airport. Nok Air executives...
Electricity High VOltage Power Lines Transmission Thailand EGAT Generating

Electricity Bills Set for Record Rate Increase in September

The Energy Regulatory Commission plans to raise electricity rates a record-setting five baht a unit from September through December because soaring costs for imported...
Sun Legal Sunbelt Update

Sun Legal Update: Consumer Confidence Up, Same-Sex Marriage Moves Forward

The University of the Thai Chamber of Commerce reported that the Consumer Confidence Index rose from 40.2 in May to 41.6 in June, increasing...
Sun Legal Sunbelt Update

Sun Legal Update: Want to Rent Your Condo to Tourists? Read...

As Thailand reopens to tourism, more property owners are considering renting out their properties for short-term rentals. It is important to note that most condominium...
Siam Commercial Bank SCB Mobile Banking App crash

3 Thai Mobile Banking Apps Crash on Payday

Not one, not two but three Thai banks saw their mobile applications crash on payday, sparking more ridicule about Thailand’s pitiful IT skills. Siam Commercial...
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