Legal Update Week 37 – 38 (10 – 23 September 2019)



Thailand legal news

• 9 September 2019:
– The tourist insurance coverage scheme under the new National Tourism Policy Act will be postponed to the next year (2020) due to economic

• 16 September 2019:
– The Department of Employment has signed the MOU with Counter Service Co., Ltd. to enable the payment of work permit fees and securities for alien workers (for the country under the Labour MOU, namely Laos, Myanmar, Cambodia) (service fee: THB10 per transaction) (available 24/7 at Seven-Eleven convenient stores or other stores with Counter Service signs).

New Cabinet resolutions

10 September 2019:
• Approved Principle: Draft Royal Decree issued under the Revenue Code re:
VAT reduction (No. ..) B.E. …. (1-year extension of VAT reduction)
– Maintain VAT rate at 7% (including local tax) from 1 October 2019 to 30 September 2020 (VAT has been reduced from 10% to 7% every year since 1997)

Royal Gazette Update:


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