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Industry Ministry: EEC Act will boost Investors' Confidence

BANGKOK, Feb 10 (NNT) - The Ministry of Industry believes the Eastern Economic Corridor Act which has been approved by the National Legislative Assembly will bolster investor confidence. Industry Minister Uttama Saowanayon said today that the EEC law will help influence decision making among Thai and foreign investors, expressing confidence th ...
Date: 10 February 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

NLA passes Draft Law on SME Promotion into effect

BANGKOK, Feb 8 (NNT) - The National Legislative Assembly has approved the draft law on the promotion of small and medium-sized enterprises.
Date: 08 February 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

BOT to establish New Market Conduct Regulations within the Next Couple of Weeks

BANGKOK, Jan 18, (NNT) - The Bank of Thailand will soon establish a new Market Conduct regulations to regulate the management of savings, credit & debit cards and personal & real estate loans of financial institutions, in order to maximize customer benefits.
Date: 18 January 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

Government-Appointed Committee in charge of Draft Eastern Special Economic Zone Law confirms Principle of Development

BANGKOK, Nov 23 (NNT) - The government-appointed committee tasked to work on the draft law related to the Eastern Special Economic Zone has confirmed its adherence to the principle of sustainable development.
Date: 23 November 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

Beer Gardens warned not to violate Law

BANGKOK, Nov 6 (NNT) - The Department of Disease Control (DDC) announced that beer gardens, or outdoor venues where drinks are sold and people socialize, can be held but they must be in line with the law. can beer-garden activities must be consistent with the law, which prohibits any activity that promotes beer consumption or reveals product qualit ...
Date: 06 November 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

Thai Cooperatives proposes New Cooperatives Act to NLA

BANGKOK, Nov 02 (NNT) - Co-op representatives have submitted to the National Legislative Assembly (NLA) a petition asking it to participate in amending the Cooperatives Act.
Date: 02 November 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

Government pushes for Revisions to Civil and Commerce Code on Startup

BANGKOK, Oct 30 (NNT) - The government has enacted measures to encourage the creation of new tech- and innovation-driven startups by providing ways to access capital and is now seeking to revise the civil and commerce code on startups.
Date: 30 October 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

Ministry of Commerce postpones Enforcement Date of New Regulation on Dual-Use Technology

BANGKOK, Oct 30 (NNT) - The Ministry of Commerce has postponed its date to enforce new regulations on dual-use technology by one year to allow for businesses to take the necessary steps towards compliance.
Date: 30 October 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

Credit Union League of Thailand asks NLA to amend Cooperatives Act BE 2542

BANGKOK, 12th September 2017 (NNT) - The National Legislative Assembly has been asked to amend the country’s law governing cooperatives in order to help strengthen members.
Date: 13 September 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

SEPO Member explains Need for New Act on State Enterprises

BANGKOK, 11th September 2017 (NNT) - A State Enterprise Policy (SEPO) Office member has explained the need to reform the nation’s state enterprises.
Date: 11 September 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

NLA endorses New Version of Entertainment Place Act

BANGKOK, 8th September 2017 (NNT) - The National Legislative Assembly has endorsed the new version of the law governing entertainment venues in the country. At its sitting on Thursday, the NLA deliberated the draft amendment of the Entertainment Place Act, which has been vetted by the respective special committee. Chairman of the vetting ...
Date: 07 September 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

NLA endorses Legislation to do with State Enterprise Development

BANGKOK, 2nd September 2017 (NNT) - The Thai legislature has resolved to endorse the draft Supervision and Administration of State Enterprises Act, at its weekly sitting.
Date: 02 September 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

Chanthaburi launches Factory Inspection to ensure Legal Compliance

CHANTHABURI, 17th August 2017 (NNT) - The administrative and security sectors of Chanthaburi province have jointly inspected factories in the capital district to ensure legal compliance of the factory owners and workers.
Date: 17 August 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

Thai Legislature approves SME Promotion Bill

BANGKOK, 12th August 2017 (NNT) - The National Legislative Assembly (NLA) has endorsed the draft SME Promotion Act in the hope of stabilizing the Thai economy.
Date: 12 August 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

Kamphaeng Phet Sugar Cane Producers consider amending Sugar Act

KAMPHAENG PHET, 24 July 2017 (NNT) - The Kamphaeng Phet Cane Planters Association Zone 6 held a meeting with local authorities to share their thoughts on amending the sugar act.
Date: 24 July 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

Sugar Cane Growers ready for Amendment to Sugar Cane and Sugar Act

BANGKOK, 17th July 2017 (NNT) - Sugar cane farmers and factories are bracing themselves for the crop’s price to be floated once relevant laws are amended.
Date: 17 July 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

Section 44 will not be used to solve Para Rubber Price Problem

BANGKOK, 11 July 2017 (NNT) - Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha has instructed all sectors to study how to to further increase para rubber consumption while confirming that the government will not use Section 44 to tackle a Para rubber price drop.
Date: 12 July 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

Wissanu: Invocation of Article 44 meant to assist Local Businesses

BANGKOK, 9th July 2017 (NNT) - Deputy Prime Minister for Legal Affairs Wissanu Krea-ngam has confirmed that the utilization of Article 44 of the interim constitution to delay the enforcement of the migrant labor law is intended to prevent interruption to local businesses.
Date: 09 July 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

NRSA accepts Petition from Credit Union Cooperative

BANGKOK, 8th July 2017 (NNT) - The Credit Union League of Thailand Limited has asked the reform organ to review Section 8/1 of the Cooperatives Act.
Date: 08 July 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

Online Stores to come under Strict Control

BANGKOK, 3 July 2017 (NNT) - The Thai Industrial Standards Institute (TISI) met with relevant agencies to develop measures to ensure that online stores don't take advantage of their consumers.
Date: 03 July 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

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Commerce Ministry keen to help SMEs expand Production Bases

BANGKOK, Feb 17 (NNT) - The Ministry of Commerce will assist Thai small and medium enterprises in their endeavors to expand their production capacity to meet the demand for their goods in Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, and Vietnam, also known as the CLMV region.

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Justice Ministry campaigns for Legal Awareness among Thais

BANGKOK, Feb 15 (NNT) - A transit advertising campaign is being organized by the Ministry of Justice in various provinces to raise awareness of the law and the justice system among public members and state agencies.

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Thailand, Cambodia discuss Nationality Verification for Migrant Workers

PHNOM PENH, Feb 14 (NNT) - Thailand's Labor Minister Adul Sangsingkeo and his Cambodian counterpart Ith Samheng discussed the nationality verification for undocumented migrant workers.

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Government improves Business Service Quality to attract Foreign Investors

BANGKOK, Feb 14 (NNT) - The government is enhancing the quality of its business service to attract more foreign investors, said Deputy Prime Minister Somkid Jatusripitak.

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PRD proposes TV Shows to publicize Labor Ministry policy

BANGKOK, Feb 7 (NNT) - Acting Director-General of the Government Public Relations Department (PRD) Lt Gen Sansern Kaewkamnerd has met with Labor Minister Pol Gen Adul Saengsingkaew to discuss plans to publicize the ministry's policies.

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Alien Workers continue to register with Government

SAMUT SONGKHROM, Feb 6 (NNT) - Foreign workers have been registering with the labor one stop service in every province before the registration’s deadline on 31st March this year.

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ASEAN: Terrorism most serious Security Threat to Region

SINGAPORE, Feb 6 (Bernama) - The ASEAN Defence Ministers today unanimously identified terrorism as the most serious security threat to the region.

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ASEAN unanimously agreed on KSCIP Initiative

SINGAPORE, Feb 6 (Bernama) - All 10 ASEAN countries have agreed with the King Salman Center for International Peace (KSCIP) initiative, said Malaysian Defence Minister Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Tun Hussein.

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Office of the Insurance Commission (OIC) Thailand signs MoU with Financial Regulatory Department (FRD) of Myanmar

NAY PYI TAW, Feb 2 (NNT) - The Office of the Insurance Commission (OIC), Thailand has signed an MoU with the Financial Regulatory Department (FRD), Ministry of Planning and Finance, of the Republic of the Union of Myanmar.

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Thai Government committed to protecting Human Rights

BANGKOK, 28th January 2018 (NNT) - The Thai government has assured the general public of its commitment to the protection of human rights.

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Ministry of Industry to provide Support to SMEs

BANGKOK, Jan 30 (NNT) - The Ministry of Industry wants to assist SMEs by focusing on communities and addressing the effects of the minimum wage, but says it must wait for a final Cabinet conclusion.

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SME Bank prepares 78 Billion Baht Credit for SMEs affected by Increased Minimum Wage

BANGKOK, Jan 29 (NNT) - SME Bank has prepared a total of 78 billion baht in loans for SMEs affected by a Minimum Wage increase.

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