Invest in Thailand

BOI LogoIf you wish to set up an operation in Thailand, your best contact point is the Office of the Board of Investment (BOI), which operates under the Prime Minister’s Office and is the principal government agency for encouraging investment. The BOI is available to assist you in numerous ways, including:

Enhancing Competitiveness and Investment Facilitation

  • •  Offers an attractive and competitive package of tax incentives.
  • •  Imposes no foreign equity restrictions on manufacturing activities or on some service.
  • •  Provide assistance in the provision of visas and work permits to facilitate entry and subsequent operation for a foreign-owned business. Click for more information at One Start One Stop Investment Centre
  • •  Waives restrictions on land ownership by foreign entities.

Business Support Services

  • •  Provides comprehensive information and advice on establishing operations in Thailand. Click for more information at Cost of Starting and Opening Business in Thailand
  • •  Arranges site visits.
  • •  Identifies potential suppliers, subcontractors, joint-venture partners.
  • •  Provides useful contacts with key public and private organizations.
  • •  Coordinates between the foreign business community and other public agencies

New Packages for Special Economic Zones

Special-Economic-Zones-map-2BOI board sets list of targeted industries to promote in special economic zones, while relaxing rules and regulations on used machinery. BOI with the proposal made in a resolution adopted by the Special Economic Development Policy Committee to 13 targeted industries covering 61 business activities if they locate in one of the special economic zones in 5 provinces (Tak, Mukdahan, Sakaeo, Trat, and Songkhla), as follows:
1) Agro-industry, fisheries and related businesses
2) Ceramic products manufacturing
3) Textile, clothing, and leather manufacturing
4) Furniture manufacturing
5) Gems and jewelry manufacturing
6) Medical devices manufacturing
7) Automotive, machinery and parts manufacturing
8) Electronics and electrical appliances manufacturing
9) Plastics manufacturing
10) Pharmaceuticals manufacturing
11) Logistics businesses
12) Industrial zones or industrial estates
13) Businesses that support tourism


BOI North America_logoFor more information, please visit Thailand Board of Investment Offices near you.