In order to relieve the fiscal burden of the government and to respond to current and future economic situations, the Board of Investment prescribes investment policies as follows:

1.1 The efficiency and effectiveness of tax privileges given shall be enhanced. Privileges shall be granted to projects that actually benefit the economy and good governance shall be used for managing and supervising the application of tax and duty privileges. Promoted entities shall report the operating results of their promoted projects to the Board of Investment for review prior to the application of tax and duty privileges for that year.

1.2 Every promoted project that has investment capital of 10 million baht and upwards (not including land and working capital) must obtain ISO 9000 certification or similar international certification. This is to promote development of quality and production standards in Thai industries and, thereby, to enhance the competitiveness of Thai industry in the world market.

1.3 Previous conditions on exports and use of local material are repealed so that the criteria for promotion will be in line with international trade and investment agreements.

1.4 Special promotion shall be given to regions or areas with low income and inadequate investment facilities. Maximum tax and duty privileges shall be given to these regions or areas.

1.5 Importance is given to small and medium industries by applying a minimum level of investment capital of 1 million baht (excluding cost of land and working capital) for projects eligible for promotion.

1.6 Priority is given to activities in agriculture and agricultural products, projects related to technological and human resource development, public utilities and infrastructure, environmental protection and conservation and targeted industries.

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