Daily Highlights Week 41 (5-9 October 2020)

9 September 2020

‘As inbound demand to Thailand remains stymied, with processing of entry requests taking place at origination locations, the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) plans to work more closely with the Foreign Ministry to facilitate the flow of tourists.’

Read more at: https://www.bangkokpost.com/business/1999135/tat-and-foreign-ministry-collaborate-for-entry-flow

‘Thai labourers who had been working as berry-pickers in Sweden and Finland in the past three months have earned almost Bt800 million, Labour Minister Suchart Chomklin said on Thursday.’

Read more at: https://www.nationthailand.com/news/30395893


8 October 2020

Thailand delays hosting of first foreign tourists since April

Read more at: https://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-thailand-tourism/thailand-delays-hosting-of-first-foreign-tourists-since-april-idUSKBN26T1TT


7 September 2020

‘Some 50% of Thais agree with a plan to reopen the country for specific groups of tourists, says the Tourism Council of Thailand (TCT), while domestic tour operators are proposing inclusive measures to the government.’

Read more at: https://www.bangkokpost.com/business/1997823/poll-reveals-split-view-on-reopening

‘The Industry Ministry is pushing ahead with its ambitious plan to bring prices of electric vehicles (EVs) closer to those of traditional fuel-powered cars by reducing the import duty on auto parts used to assemble EVs in Thailand.’

Read more at: https://www.bangkokpost.com/business/1997743/competitive-ev-pricing-targeted

The Thailand Immigration Bureau announced that all visas extended on or before 31 October under the latest amnesty will go into effect collectively from November 1. Those who missed the original 26 September deadline will have until 31 October to apply for visa amnesty.

Source: https://www.nationthailand.com/news/30395780


6 October 2020

‘Pailin Chuchottaworn, head of a panel steering the economic recovery, on Monday urged the government to reopen the country in order to prevent it from collapsing.’

Read more at: https://www.bangkokpost.com/thailand/general/1997011/reopen-now-or-face-collapse

To strengthen the EEC’s competitiveness and build connectivity for regional industries, the Eastern Economic Corridor Policy Committee has approved three new development projects.

Read more at: https://www.bangkokpost.com/business/1997135/eec-panel-okays-feasibility-studies-on-three-new-projects

Thailand’s choice of finance minister ‘inspires confidence’: banker

Read more at: https://www.nationthailand.com/business/30395649

Wellness quarantine was approved by the Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration (CCSA).

Read more at: https://www.nationthailand.com/news/30395708


5 October 2020

What do CEOs of big companies think about sustainability, especially in the light of the pandemic crisis? Is this an opportunity for your business and how to maximise the possibilities?

Speakers from our CEO panel give glimpses of what they will share at our Sustainability for Business Forum for Green Recovery here: https://www.bangkokpost.com/thailand/pr/1996923

‘The Commerce Ministry has announced a ban has been imposed on the import of 428 types of electronic waste, or e-waste, declaring Thailand is not a global dumpsite.’

Read more at: https://www.bangkokpost.com/business/1996519/e-waste-imports-banned

Arkhom is new finance minister

Read more at: https://www.bangkokpost.com/thailand/politics/1996891/arkhom-is-new-finance-minister

The government is discussing how to further ease travel restrictions for business people which would help boost the economy.

Read more at: https://www.nationthailand.com/news/30395641

The Thai Bridge project connecting the East to the South will be discussed by the Eastern Economic Corridor (EEC) Policy Committee.

Read more at: https://www.bangkokpost.com/thailand/general/1996451/east-south-thai-bridge-project-gains-momentum

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