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EABC Seminar on Foreign Investment and the Foreign Business Act

Join us at the EABC Seminar on Foreign Investment and the Foreign Business Act on 26 February 2019 to get a deep dive into Thailand’s foreign investment regime, history and priorities.

The Foreign Business Act was enacted in AD 1999, with the intent of protecting Thai industries not yet ready to compete. An annual review mechanism was intended to allow industries over time to be opened up to competition, but that system has barely been used.

This seminar would help you understand the workings of the regulation of foreign investment and insights into what can be done to contribute more to the competitiveness of the Thai economy. A Primer and Backgrounder will provide background understanding.

Event Details
Date: 26 February 2019
Time: 08:30 – 11:30
Venue: Radisson Blu Plaza Bangkok
400 THB for EABC members, TSCC members and other participating Chambers.
600 THB for non-members.
FOC for Government/Media


08:00 – 08:30      Registration and Refreshments

08:30 – 08:40      Opening – Mr Giuseppe Busini.  Minister Counsellor and  Deputy Head of Mission, Delegation of the European Union to Thailand (confirmed)

08:40 – 09:00      Overview of Foreign Investment in Thailand via the FBA and other means – Mr. Vuttikrai Leewiraphan, Director-General, Department of Business Development, Ministry of Commerce (confirmed)

09:00 – 09:25      Foreign Investment economics and regulation Dr Deunden Nikomborirak, Research Director, Economic Governance TDRI (confirmed)

09:25 – 09:50      Process and Criteria for Foreign Business Licences and Foreign Business Certificates; Mr Chiwat Keratisuthisathorn,  Senior Associate, Corporate & Commercial Department, Tilleke & Gibbons (confirmed)

09:50 – 10:00      Foreign Dominance Notification – what is it, what does it mean?  Speaker confirmed

10:00 – 10:15      Break

10:30 – 11:25      Moderated Business Roundtable – major issues. Three business leaders, TDRI, DBD. Dialogue, then Q&A by Pigeonhole and directly

11:25 – 11:30      Closing

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