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Important Thailand Laws, Codes and Statutes

Thailand Criminal Code 2022
Thailand Criminal Procedure Code
Thailand Civil Procedure Code

Thailand Finance and Economic Laws

Financial Institution Business Act B.E. 2551
Foreign Business Act Amendments
Credit Information Business Act B.E. 2545
Act Determining Offences Relating to Partnerships, Companies, Associations and Foundations 1956
Derivatives Act B.E. 2546
Foreign Business Act Amendments Question and Answer
Draft Amendments to Foreign Business Act
Money Laundering Control Act, (No. 2), B.E. 2551
Buying a Condominium in Thailand
Securities and Exchange Act B.E. 2535
The Trust for Transactions in Capital Market Act B.E. 2550 (2007)
Thai Public Broadcasting Service Act B.E.2551(2008)
Accounting Professions Act, B.E. 2547 (2004)
Employment and Job-Seeker Protection Act, B.E. 2528 (1985)
Insurance Business Regulation and Promotion Committee Act, B.E. 2550 (2007)
Commercial Banking Act B.E.2505
National Economic and Social Development Act B.E.2521 (1978)

Act on the undertaking of finance, securities and credit foncier business Act,B.E. 2522

Management of Partnership Stakes and Shares of Ministers Act, B.E.2543 (2000)

Trade Association Act, B.E.2509

Chamber of Commerce Act B.E.2509
Accounting Act B.E.2543 (2000)
Export-Import Bank of Thailand Act B.E.2536 (1993)
Foreign Business Act of 1999
2007 Draft Foreign Business Act Amendments
Unemployment Benefits Ministerial Regulation 19 June 2009
Investment Promotion Act, B.E. 2520
Currency Act B.E. 2501
Direct sales and direct marketing Act, BE 2545
Old Age Pension Ministerial Regulation Law
Ministerial Regulation Re: Overtime and Holiday Pay
Commercial Registration Department Regulation No. 102 2006 Translation by Siam Global Associates Co., Ltd.
Government Lottery Office Act B.E.2517
The Statistics Act B.E.2550 (2007)
Public Limited Company Act, B.E. 2535
Consumer Protection Act, B.E. 2522 (1979)
Machinery Registration Act, B.E.2514
Industrial Product Standards Act B.E.2511
Thailand Product Liability Act

Company and Business Laws:

Thailand Land, Property and Real Estate Laws:

Draft Foreign Business Act
2008 Amendments to the Condominium Act
Escrow Business Law
Crown Property Act B.E.2479 (1936)
Condominium Act Amendment (No.3) B.E.2542 (1999)
Land Readjustment Act B.E.2547
Thailand Land Code B.E. 2497
Thailand Ministerial Notification Land Department Notification
  15 May 2006 Circular Letter from the Ministry of Interior Re: Land Acquisition by Juristic Persons with Foreign Shareholders
Hire of Immovable Property for Commerce and Industry B.E. 2542 (1999)

Thailand Communication and Information Technology laws:

Telecommunications Business Act, B.E. 2544 (2001)
Official Information Act, B.E. 2540

Thailand Procedural Laws:

Thailand Conflict of Laws Act B.E.2481

Thailand Military Laws:

Martial Law, B.E. 2457 (1914) as amended until Announcement of the Revolutionary Council No. 303, B.E.2515 (1972)

Thailand Weapons and Arms Laws:

Firearms Control Act, 1987
Protection for the Operation of the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons Act, B.E. 2545 (2002)
Arms Control Act, B.E. 2530 (1987)

Thailand Environment, Natural Resource and Energy Laws:

National Reserved Forests Act B.E. 2507
National Park Act B.E.2504
Forest Law of Thailand
The Enhancement and Conservation of National Environment Quality Act, B.E.2535
Thailand-Malaysia Joint Authority Act, B.E.2533
National Energy PolicyCouncil Act, B.E.2535
Notification of Natural Resources and Environment Ministry (EIA)
The Energy Development and Promotion Act B.E.2535 (1992)
Mineral Act B.E.2510

Thailand Gambling Laws:

Playing Card Act, B.E. 2486 (1943)

Thailand Fuel Laws:

Fuel Trade Act, B.E. 2543
Fuel Trade Act (No.2), B.E. 2550 (2007)
Fuel Oils Control Act, B.E. 2542

Thailand Alcohol and Narcotics Laws:

Thailand Narcotics Law of 2021
Measures for the Suppression of Offenders in an Offence Relating to Narcotics Act, B.E.2534 (1991)
Alcoholic Beverage Control Act B.E.2551(2008)
Narcotics Control Act B.E.2519 (1976)
Narcotics Act B.E.2522 (1979)
Psychotropic Substances Act B.E. 2518 (1975)

Thailand Agricultural, and Animal and Pest Control Laws:

Wildlife Preservation and Protection Act B.E. 2535
Agricultural Economics Act B.E. 2522
Plant Quarantine Act B.E.2507
The State Irrigation Act, B.E.2485
Animal Epidemic Act B.E.2499 (1956)
Agricultural Futures Trading Act (No.2) B.E. 2550

Thailand Customs, Trade, and Control of Commodities Laws:

The Customs Act (No.18) B.E.2543
The Customs Act (No.17) B.E.2543
The Customs Act (No.16) B.E.2542
Mineral Royalty Rates Act B.E.2509
Excise Tariff Act, B.E. 2527 (1984) as amended by the Emergency Decree (No. 4), B.E. 2546 (2003)
Trade Secret Act B.E.2545 (2002)
Export and Import of Goods Act, B.E. 2522 (1979)

Custom Act, B.E. 2469 (1926)

Commodities Control Act B.E. 2495 (1952)

Thailand Social Welfare, Social Security and Civil Service Acts:

Summary Amendments to the Nationality Act
New Court Fees
Labor Protection Act, (No. 2), B.E. 2551
Social Welfare Promotion Act, B.E. 2546 (2003)
Social Security Act, B.E. 2533 (1990)
Ministerial Regulation Re: Contribution Rate Social Security
Civil Service Act B.E.2551 (2008)

Thailand Human Rights laws and formation of Government Commissions:

Thailand Gender Equality Act BE 2558
Thailand Anti Human Trafficking Act
National Human Rights Commission Act, B.E.2542 (1999)

Child Protection Acts and Statutes:

Thailand Draft Surrogacy Law
The Act on International Cooperation in Civil Matters regarding Breach of Custody Rights, B.E. 2555 (2012)
Child Protection Act, B.E. 2546 (2003)
Child Adoption Act B.E.2522

Thailand Parental Rights Laws

Thailand Domestic Violence Law
Parental Rights and Parentage Law of Thailand

Thailand Financial, economic and Business Laws

Thailand Currency Act
Financial Institution Business Act 2008
Bank of Thailand Act
Thailand Exchange Control Act
Limited Company Law of Thailand
Public Limited Company Act B.E.2535

Thailand Labour Laws:

New Thailand Work Permit Law 2011

Thailand Criminal Laws and Justice Administration Laws:

Emergency Decree on Measures for the Prevention and Suppression of Technological Crimes, B.E. 2566 (2023)
Computer-Related Crime Act B.E. 2550 (2007)
Supreme Court Decision No.190/2023 Offenses against the Narcotics Lack of Evidence and Hearsay
Gun Law of Thailand
Thailand Narcotic Addict Rehabilitation Act 2002
Thailand Computer Crime Law Act
Extradition Act, B.E. 2551
Extradition Act 1929 B.E. 2472
Commission of an Offence relating to Computer Act, B.E. 2550 (2007)
Damages for the Injured Person and Compensation and Expense for the Accused in Criminal Case Act, B.E. 2544 (2001)
Act on Offences relating to Offshore Petroleum Production Places B.E.2530 (1987)
Legislation Procedure for Cooperation between States in The Execution of Penal Sentences B.E. 2527
The Act on Mutual Assistance in Criminal Matters in Thailand
National Justice Administration Development Act B.E.2535 (2006)
Arbitration Act, B.E. 2545 (2002)
Thailand Anti-Money Laundering Law Act B.E. 2542 (1999)

Thailand Healthcare and Medical Practice Laws:

Thailand Medical Council Regulations on Surrogacy and IVF
National Health Act B.E.2550
Sanatorium Act B.E. 2541
Translation of Important Sections of the Health Act 2007

Food and Drug Administration (FDA):

Medical Device Act B.E.2551(2008)

Thailand Private Higher Education Laws:

Thailand Private University Act 2003
Private Higher Education Institution Act, B.E. 2546 (2003)

Thailand Immigration Laws:

Blacklist Regulations Law
Immigration Act In the name of his Majesty King Bhumibol Enacted on the 24Th of February B.E. 2522

Thailand Counter Corruption Laws:

Organic Act on Counter Corruption, B.E.2542 (1999)

Thailand Intellectual Property Law: Copyrights, Patents and Trademarks

Trademark act B.E. 2534 amended by trademark act (no. 2) B.E. 2543 and trademark act (no. 3) B.E. 2559
Amendments to copyright act 2015
Copyright Act B.E. 1994
Patent Act B.E. 1979
Trademark Act B.E. 1994 (As amended in 2000)
Trademark Classes in Thailand [English Version] Translation by Chaninat & Leeds Co., Ltd.
Trademark Classes in Thailand [Thai Version]

Thailand Ministry Regulations

Amendments to the Child Adoption Act
Ministerial Regulation Concerning Acquiring Thai Nationality

Trade Decisions Involving Thailand

Canned Pineapple Fruit from Thailand vs. United States
Steel Wire Rope from China and India vs. United States
Ferro Union, Inc. vs. United States
Kompass Food Trading International vs. United States
Viraj Group, Ltd. vs. United States of America and Carpenter Technology, Corp., et al.,

US Alien Tort Claims Cases

The Liability for Damages Caused by Unsafe Goods Act B.E. 2551

Doe vs. Unocal
Doe vs. Unocal Settlement


US Premarital laws and Prenuptial Agreements

US Uniform Premarital Agreement Act

International Premarital Laws and Prenuptial Agreements

International Prenuptial Agreements Part II: Issues for Prenuptial Agreements in the United States

International Prenuptial Agreements Part III: Conflicts of Law in the United States

International Prenuptial Agreements Law in the California

International Prenuptial Agreements Law in the Hawaii

International Prenuptial Agreements Law in the New York

International Prenuptial Agreements Law in the Texas

International Prenuptial Agreements Law in the Illinois

International Prenuptial Agreements Law in the Virginia

International Prenuptial Agreements and Conflicts of Law in the United States

Thailand Premarital Laws and Prenuptial Agreements

Prenuptial Agreements and Marital Assets Law of Thailand

Thailand Marital Laws and Divorce Laws

Divorce Law of Thailand
Marriage Law of Thailand

International Treaties

Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT)

Thailand Bilateral Treaties:

Thailand Energy Industry Law
Thailand Currency Law
Thailand Agricultural Standards Law
Thailand Food Act
Thailand Cosmetic Act
Thailand Plants Act
Act on Establishment of Administrative Courts and Administrative Court Procedure
Thailand Provident Fund Act
International Arbitration Convention on the Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Arbitral Awards
Thailand Sweden Criminal Exchange Treaty: Criminal Law for Prisoner Transfer

Thailand Denmark Criminal Exchange Treaty: Criminal Law for Prisoner Transfer

Thailand USA Criminal Law Treaty: International Law for the Transfer of Prisoners
Thai Nigeria Criminal Transfer Treaty: Criminal Law for the Exchange of Prisoners
Thai Israel Treaty: Criminal Law for the International Transfer of Prisoners

Treaty between the government of the kingdom of Thailand and the government of the United States of America on mutual assistance in criminal matters

Treaty of Extradition between Thailand and United States of America

Treaty owinsgan Extradition between The Kingdom of Thailand and The Republic of Korea

Treaty between The Kingdom of Thailand and The People's Republic of Bangladesh Relating to Extradition

Treaty between The Kingdom of Thailand and The People's Republic of China on Extradition

Treaty between The Government of The Kingdom of Thailand and The Government of The Republic of The Philippines Relating to Extradition

Treaty between The Government of The Kingdom of Thailand and The Government of The-Republic of Indonesia Relating to Extradition

Thai-Malaysian Exchange of Notes Regarding Extradition Treaty

Treaty of Extradition between Thailand and Great Britain

Supplementary Article to the Treaty between Great Britain and Siam

U.S. - Thailand Treaty of Amity and Economic Relations 2005

U.S.-Thailand Treaty of Amity and Economic Relations 1966 (Thai Version)

สนธิสัญญาทางไมตรีและความสัมพันธ์ทางเศรษฐกิจระหว่างราชอาณาจักรไทยกับสหรัฐอเมริกา พ.ศ.๒๕o๙

U.S. - Thailand Treaty of Amity and Economic Relations 1966

Thailand Free Trade Treaties:

ASEAN-CHINA Free Trade Agreement
New Zealand - Thailand Free Trade Agreement
Australia - Thailand Free Trade Agreement
India - Thailand Free Trade Agreement
Bahrain - Thailand Free Trade Agreement
The Avoidance of Double Taxation and the Prevention of Fiscal Evasion with Respect to Taxes on Income between Thailand and United States
Framework Agreement on the BIMST-EC Free Trade Area

Constitutions of Southeast Asian Nations

Constitution of Kingdom of Cambodia
Constitution of the Lao Peoples Democratic Republic
Constitution of Malaysia
Constitution of the Socialist Republic of the Union Myanmar
Law Guides and Summaries
Gun Law Act
Obtaining a Building License in Thailand
Avoiding the pitfalls in acquiring real estate in Thailand Avoiding the pitfalls in acquiring real estate in Thailand
Fringe Medical Practices in Thailand
International Prenuptial Agreements Part IV: Foreign Law and U.S. Courts
International Prenuptial Agreements Part V: Thailand Prenuptial Agreements
International Prenuptial Agreements Part VI: European Prenup Agreements
International Prenuptial Agreements Part VII: Prenups in Japan
International Prenuptial Agreements Part VIII: UK Prenups
Gun Law of Thailand
Thailand’s Deposit Insurance Law
Legal Rights of Transgenders and their Partners in Thailand
Sex Laws in Thailand Part 3: Civil Society and Law Enforcement
Sex Laws in Thailand Part 2: Laws Regulating Commercial Sex and Entertainment Places
Sex Laws in Thailand Part 1: US Sex Laws Abroad: The Long Arm of Uncle Sam
Sex Change Law Thailand
Consideration for International Prenuptial Agreements
Social Security Retirement Considerations for US Citizen Expatriates
Alien Working Act, B.E. 2551
New Procedures for Granting a Business License Under the Foreign Business Act
Waivers of US Visa Denials and Waivers in Thailand
Obtaining a Waiver of a Denial of a US Visa
International Court of Justice
Illinois Court Rules on Parentage in Thailand
Cambodia vs. Thailand (Preah Vihear Temple Controversy)
Double Taxation Treaties
Treaty Between the US and Thailand on Mutual Assistance in Criminal Matters
personal data protection act be 2562 (2019)
Air Navigation Act B.E.2497
Thailand Electrical Saw Law Act 2545 (2002)
Thailand Living Will
Burmese JADE Act

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