Due to its strategic location, continuous commitment to open markets, and abundance of natural resources, many of the world's top companies have chosen to establish their operations in Thailand. This has helped to transform the country into a major player in the world economy.
Thailand sits at the geographical heart of Southeast Asia, strategically midway between India and China, making it an ideal location for businesses looking to capture a huge market. This includes the fast-growing ASEAN region which is home to more than 600 million consumers. In addition, the reduction of tariff and non-tariff barriers articulated in free trade agreements between Thailand and China, India, Japan, Australia and New Zealand means businesses based in Thailand can reach billions of customers.
Continuity of Direction
Despite changes in political leadership, the past decades have witnessed remarkable continuity in key economic policies, providing a predictable framework for investors and businesses. Thailand has always adopted sound macroeconomic policies with fiscal and monetary prudence, an open market economy, and hospitality toward foreign investors.
Thailand’s logistics infrastructure is world-class. Well-planned and plentiful infrastructure has led to the development of industrial clusters that allow businesses to achieve cost-effective operations. Six deep-sea ports and two international river ports, 28 commercial airports, and comprehensive highway and rail networks ensure logistical support for nearly 60 industrial estates in all regions throughout the country. Suvarnabhumi International Airport and Laem Chabang Deep Seaport offer manufacturers the transportation foundation they need for their export operations.
At present, the Royal Thai Government plans to invest heavily in infrastructure projects to ensure a solid foundation for Thailand’s growth that include high speed trains and dual train track development, as well as better road networks linking sea ports and border facilities to enhance Thailand’s role as the region’s connectivity and the gateway to ASEAN Economic Community (AEC).
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