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Drones to be registered by 9 January or Owners face Legal Penalty: NBTC

BANGKOK, Jan 3 (NNT) - The National Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission (NBTC) has reminded drone owners to have their aerial devices registered by 9 January, after which the use of unregistered drones will result in a maximum of five years in prison.
Date: 03 January 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

Cabinet gives Green Light to Smart Visa Project

BANGKOK, Dec 27 (NNT) - The Cabinet has given the green light to the implementation of a Smart Visa project which was proposed by the Committee for Strategic National Administration. According to Prime Minister’s Office Spokesperson Lt Gen Sansern Keawkamnerd, the project will be implemented to allow foreigners to apply for a visa electr ...
Date: 27 December 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

New Patent Act provides Transparency, supports International Agreement

BANGKOK, Dec 24 (NNT) - The amendment of the new Patent Act will provide more transparency and accommodate international agreement without increasing complexity, says official. The Department of Intellectual Property Director-General Thosapone Dansuputra said the ongoing Patent Act amendment is aimed at helping improve the efficiency and trans ...
Date: 24 December 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

Most NLA Members oppose Proposed Phone-Tapping Measure for NACC

BANGKOK, Dec 22 (NNT) - Most members of the National Legislative Assembly have opposed a proposal to allow the National Anti-Corruption Commission the authority to wiretap telephone communications.
Date: 22 December 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

Authorities make More Arrests of Violators of Copyrights

BANGKOK, Dec 3 (NNT) - Thai authorities have arrested more violators of copyrights and confiscated a variety of pirated products in a recent raid.
Date: 03 December 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

SET eyes Establishment of National Digital ID system

BANGKOK, Nov 27 (NNT) - The Stock Exchange of Thailand (SET) and relevant agencies are seeking cooperation from the private sector in the development of a National Digital ID system to facilitate online activities.
Date: 27 November 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

SIM Card Users required to register with Fingerprints, Face from 15 December

BANGKOK, Nov 6 (NNT) - SIM card users in Thailand will be required to register with a new digital identity platform from 15th December this year in the government’s effort to increase mobile phone safety. The information will be classified.
Date: 06 November 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

NLA receives Petition on NBTC Law Amendment from Broadcasters

BANGKOK, Oct 31 (NNT) - Thailand’s broadcasters have asked the National Legislative Assembly to amend laws governing the telecommunications and broadcasting industry.
Date: 31 October 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

NLA accepts New Draft Law on Supervision of Broadcast Frequencies

BANGKOK, Oct 6 (NNT) - The National Legislative Assembly has resolved to accept the new draft law on the supervision of the country’s broadcast frequencies.
Date: 06 October 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

Frozen Coconut Company files Patent Violation Complaint against Foreign Partner

BANGKOK, 26 July 2017 (NNT) - Frozen coconut producers have filed a complaint with police against foreign investors who have forged documents to steal their product patent, estimating damages of over 20 million baht.
Date: 26 July 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

Agencies promote OTOP Products GI Registration

BANGKOK, 9 July 2017 (NNT) - The Community Development Department (CDD) and the Department of Intellectual Property (DIP) have joined hands to encourage Geographic Indication (GI) registration among OTOP products to enhance product value and to increase community revenues.
Date: 09 July 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

YouTubers in Thailand required to register with NBTC

BANGKOK, 28th June 2017 (NNT) - The National Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission (NBTC) is asking 44 YouTubers to register their Over The Top (OTT) services with the NBTC by July 27th.
Date: 28 June 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

GI Product Registration to raise values of Local Economy: DIP

BANGKOK, 24 June 2017 (NNT) - The registration of Geographical Indicator (GI) products will raise the values of local economy.
Date: 24 June 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

Digital TV Operators call for Burden-Free OTT Regulations

BANGKOK, 8 June 2017 (NNT) - The NBTC's Over the Top broadcast subcommittee has responded to requests from digital TV operators to create new regulations on Over the Top (OTT) broadcast services without raising more burdens for them.
Date: 08 June 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

PM pushing for GI Products from all 77 Provinces

BANGKOK, 5 June 2017 (NNT) - The Prime Minister wants all 77 provinces to establish their own Geographical Indication (GI) products so as to attract international visitors, saying he is eyeing two particular fruits produced in Bangkok for GI distinction.
Date: 05 June 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

PM instructs Officials to iron out IP Infringement Issue

BANGKOK, 27th May 2017, (NNT) - The Prime Minister has instructed officials to urgently iron out the issue of Intellectual Property (IP) infringement during a recent meeting with the international economic policy committee.
Date: 27 May 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

NBTC confirms will not block Facebook

BANGKOK, 24 May 2017 (NNT) - The National Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission (NBTC) says Facebook will not be blocked in Thailand as understood.
Date: 24 May 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

Justice Minister wants Media and Government to find Common Ground on Media Law

BANGKOK, 24 May 2017 (NNT) - Justice Minister Suwaphan Tanyuwattana expressed his belief that the Thai media and the National Reform Steering Assembly (NRSA) will be able to find common ground regarding the draft press freedom and media ethics act.
Date: 24 May 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

DIP says 85% of IP Violations removed from Major Retail Spaces

BANGKOK, 11 May 2017 (NNT) – The Ministry of Commerce has pointed out that its crackdown on intellectual property (IP) infringements has wiped away over 85 percent of goods at popular retail spaces such as Talad Rong Krua and Maboonkrong Shopping Center.
Date: 11 May 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

NRSA Committee expected to complete Review of Draft Media Law this Week

BANGKOK, 10th May 2017 (NNT) - The National Reform Steering Assembly is expected to review the adjusted draft media law this week.
Date: 10 May 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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