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Expanding to Thailand – How the Pros do it

Expanding to Thailand – How the Pros do it

Thailand’s Foreign Business Act (FBA) has been criticized by foreign investors for 50 years already. It allows trade and services for foreigners and foreign-controlled companies only to a very limited extent. However, especially now in times of U.S.-China economic war and military turmoil in Europe, entering the market in Thailand, the hub of emerging Southeast Asia, is actually a “must do” for Western and even Chinese companies.

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Case Study: Legalization of sales in Thailand

Case Study: Legalization of sales in Thailand

A European machine manufacturer entered the Thai market through the establishment of a Representative Office. The illegal sales activities quickly attracted the attention of competitors. Therefore, the company needed to find an appropriate legal structure for their successful, albeit illegal sales operations.

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