The Thai BOI has decided to extend a flood relief measure on machinery replacement until 31 December 2012 allowing more than 150 companies in Pathum Thani and Ayutthaya to have access to this incentive and to help entrepreneurs who need assistance to renovate their facilities.

The Board considered that many BOI-promoted companies that had been seriously affected by the massive flood were preparing to make or were making decisions to apply for the investment incentives both for replacement of damaged equipment or as new investments.

As of 30 June 2012, the Board has found that the total number of projects receiving approval for import duty exemption for machinery replacement is 490 projects with the total imported machinery value of Baht 108.65 billion.

Further details of this extended flood relief measure have yet to be announced. Contact MSNA for expert advice on BOI promotion and Thai taxation.