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Anti-Money Laundering and Combating the Financing of Terrorism (AML/CFT) measures play an important role for financial institutions and specified non-financial businesses (collectively referred to as Reporting Entities (REs)), to combat money laundering and the financing of terrorism. The relevant AML/CFT laws, regulations and guidelines have been continuously improved in order to comply with international standards. During 2019-2022, the Anti-Money Laundering Office (AMLO) issued a number of new regulations and guidelines with specific and complex requirements for REs to comply with in order to strictly enforce the law.

The new regulations require additional key compliance measures in order to fully comply with AML/CFT laws, especially in relation to the Know Your Customer (KYC) and Customer Due Diligence (CDD) measures. The electronic KYC (e-KYC) process was updated to be aligned with the AML standards among other licensing regulators.

To keep up with the dynamic and evolving regulatory developments, we have issued this publication to provide an overview of Thailand’s AML/CFT regulations and guidelines. We hope that this guidebook can serve as the useful guideline regarding AML/CFT compliance for REs, namely:

– AMC– FX businesses (individual operator)
– antique trader– FX businesses (juristic person operator)
– car high-purchase operator– gold and jewelry trader
– car trader– ICO portal
– commercial bank– insurance company
– co-op– payment businesses
– credit card company– personal loan operator
– derivatives businesses– real estate agent
– digital asset businesses– securities company
– financial advisor– SPV under securitization law

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Komkrit Kietduriyakul joined Baker McKenzie in 1994. He was working with the Firm’s London office when he became a partner in 1999. Mr. Kietduriyakul is a member of the Banking & Finance, Capital Markets & Securitization, Restructuring & Insolvency and Projects Practice Groups in Bangkok. He is a recognized leader in derivatives, structured finance, and capital markets, as well as fintech, project finance and bankruptcy.


Kullarat is a partner in the Financial Services Practice Group at Baker & McKenzie Ltd. She is recognized in banking and finance, securities, derivatives and structured finance, FinTech, e-payment, venture capital, exchange control, anti-money laundering / counter terrorism financing, and financial and tech-related laws and regulations. She leads the FinTech team at the Bangkok office. Kullarat has assisted the largest and fastest growing companies in and outside Thailand on matters related to the use of technology and digitalization in financial markets, including both money and capital markets.