In addition to the recent implemented measures by the BOI of Thailand, it has been approved that incentives for machinery and technology improvement for increased production capacity will also be extended until the end of this year, 31 December 2012.
This is a part of the government’s efforts to help manufacturers affected by the massive flood last year. Since it will promote machinery and technology improvement to boost production capacity, this policy is viewed as a significant step in enhancing the country’s competitiveness and investment.
With the aim of encouraging entrepreneurs to invest in new machinery for production improvement – automated production systems, for example – the government offers import duty exemption for machinery imported for this purpose. Additionally, participating investors will be entitled to three-year corporate income tax exemption, which is subject to a 70% cap on total investment (not including land and working capital). The tax exemption is based on existing business revenue and it will be effective until 31 December 2012.