The Trade Competition Commission of Thailand plans to focus on competition in the digital sector in 2024. The TCCT’s focus on the digital sector is consistent with recent efforts of competition regulators in other jurisdictions.
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.
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 an article published for ELA briefing, Jon Tuck and Richard Cook discuss the latest Employment Appeal Tribunal decision considering the unlawful inducement relating to collective bargaining under section 145B of the Trade Union and Labour Relations (Consolidation) Act 1992.
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.
The Trade Competition Commission of Thailand published a draft amendment of the Notification of the Trade Competition Commission re: Guideline on Fair Trade Practices relating to Credit Terms with SMEs Offering Goods or Services (or commonly referred to as the SME Credit Term Guideline). This is the first amendment after the guideline became effective in December 2021 and is now open for public hearing.
The Office of the Trade Competition Commission (OTCC) has recently opened a public hearing on the draft new unfair trade practice (section 57) guideline which will replace the current guideline once it becomes effective. The draft new guideline revises certain defined terms and provides more details on acts that may constitute an offense under section 57 of the Competition Act.