Doing business in Thailand easier with new Commerce Ministry website.

The Ministry of Commerce has bundled 85 different services on one online platform as part of its new One-Stop Service website as the government continues streamlining processes to make doing business in Thailand much easier.

Thailand’s government has made improving ease of doing business a priority policy. In recent years, their efforts have been bearing fruit. The Kingdom advanced six places in the World Bank’s Ease of Doing Business Index in 2020 to attain the rank of 21 out of 190 countries.

Beyond that, Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha said that Thailand could still do better and had tasked his Ministers to find ways to reduce red tape and bureaucratic roadblocks to business.

The Ministry of Commerce has been among many government agencies striving to meet this national ambition. Commerce Minister Jurin Laksanawisit said the new one-stop online service would raise Thailand’s competitiveness.

The new website covers four essential areas. It consists of 22 services related to business registration, 11 services for intellectual property, 28 services that foster international trade, and 24 services dealing with internal trade issues.

The Ministry developed the new platform after consulting with a diverse range of stakeholders, including farmers, manufacturers, exporters, service providers and general business operators.

Jurin said that all the stakeholders expressed a strong desire for the Ministry to help their businesses by reducing its regulatory processes and providing them with new and more comprehensive services.

Thosapone Dansuputra, Director-General of the Business Development Department, said clients would benefit from the new online system because it would save them time and costs. There will hardly be any reason for them to visit the Ministry or one of its agencies in person because most of their needs can now be met online.

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