Economy and Trade

  • Due to its strategic location in the heart of Southeast Asia, the Kingdom of Thailand offers unparalleled opportunities attracting trade and investments. Thailand has strong economic fundamentals, an extended infrastructure; besides, the progressive foreign investmental policies.
  • According to World Bank's Doing Business Index 2012, the Kingdom of Thailand is ranked as being the 17th worldwide and the 2nd in Southeast Asia.
  • The infrastructures are designed according to the international standards. The Kingdom of Thailand has also modern industrial cities, communication facilities, information technology networks and logistics systems to provide ideal conditions for businesses and cost-effective operations.
  • As per long term competition and development: more infrastructures are doing outside the capital and the main cities, to include a diverse transportation system connecting between land, water and air transportation and rail networks in the country. Business operators will also benefit greatly from the development of the double-track railway system across the country and further expansion performed in the road transport networks.
  • Basic infrastructure improvement works are directed towards strengthening the logistics system through connecting regional and international production bases in the country with deep "Lam Chabang" sea port and Bangkok International Airport (Swanabum).
  • As well, In Bangkok, the Board of Investment (BOI) runs its own one start and one stop investment center. The Center has representatives from several agencies to help potential investors or companies' owners in a number of issues such as obtaining foreign business license or companies registration.
  • Thailand major industrial sectors are continuously growing, and the country is proud of occupying a prominent rank worldwide as follows:
    • The largest producer and exporter of hard drives in the world.
    • The largest producer and exporter of natural rubber in the world.
    • The largest exporter of rice in the world.
    • The second largest exporter of sugar in the world.
    • The twelfth in the industry automotive in the world.

    Thailand as being a destination for trade and investment is also supported by strong supporting industries.