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Jaywon Yi is a Partner in Baker McKenzie, Bangkok office.

“Sustainability Solution EP.5: Thai investment agency’s move to promote sustainability” is presented by our Sustainability partner Nam-Ake Lekfuangfu, Chana Sooppipat and Jaywon Yi from our Corporate practice group, who are experienced in foreign investment. In this episode, our team discusses promotion schemes offered by the Board of Investment of Thailand related to sustainability, covering various industries. This video is in Thai with English subtitles.

In our series “Instant Competition,” the Competition team at Baker McKenzie discusses the Thai Trade Competition Act and its impact on business operators across all industries.
In our fourth episode “Instant Competition EP4: Trade Competition -Sustainability and ESG,” our team discusses key competition considerations we may consider when implementing Sustainability and ESG policies. This video is in Thai.

The Thailand Board of Investment (BOI) has issued new announcements to respond to new businesses and future investment trends and to attract investors to invest in Thailand. The BOI aims to boost innovation, competitiveness, and inclusivity as well as sustainable development of Thailand’s economy in accordance with the current National Economic and Social Development Plan and the country’s development policies.

Following the public hearing in March 2022, the Trade Competition Commission of Thailand published an amendment to the guideline on fair trade practices relating to credit terms with small and medium enterprises under section 57 (unfair trade practices) of the Competition Act 2017. This is the first amendment after the guideline became effective in December 2021.

In Part 1 of our newsletter on sustainability and investment promotion, we discussed the current climate of a drive towards sustainability goals and the role of the Thailand Board of Investment in supporting businesses in this direction. In this second part, we will elaborate on measures adopted by the Thailand Board of Investment so far, including: measure to promote Thailand as the regional EV hub; measure to promote sustainability-related activities; special measures to improve production efficiency; and measure to promote a grassroots economy.

Sustainability Solution EP.5 – Thai investment agency’s move to promote sustainability” is presented by our Sustainability partner Nam-Ake Lekfuangfu and Corporate lawyers experienced in foreign investment, Chana Sooppipat and Jaywon Li. In this episode our team discusses promotion schemes offered by the Board of Investment of Thailand related to sustainability, covering various industries.
This video is in Thai with English subtitles.

Customers and investors are increasingly interested in the ESG initiatives of companies before making a purchase or investment decision. This is the case in Thailand, where we are seeing more companies announce sustainability initiatives, causing government authorities to supportively respond to these efforts. In this two-part article, we will first focus on the sustainability trends in Thailand and the role of Thailand’s Board of Investment with examples of current incentive schemes and privileges that facilitate sustainability-related activities.

The Trade Competition Commission of Thailand has published a new guideline on offenses relating to unfair trade practices under section 57 of the Trade Competition Act 2017. The New Guideline underwent a public hearing in 2021 and has become effective on 19 February 2022. It replaces the first guideline on unfair trade practices which was issued back in 2018.