Is the international trade business under the business category 7.34 IBC different from the originally promoted ITC?

The international trade business under the business category 7.34 IBC currently has the conditions and incentives different from the former business category 7.6 ITC with specific conditions for the category as follows: 

1. The paid-up registered capital must not be less than 10 million baht (as before). 

2. Not less than 10 permanent staffs with necessary knowledge and skills for IBC must be employed. Except that IBC provides only financial management service of the treasury center for affiliated enterprises, not less than 5 permanent staffs with knowledge and skills must be employed. 

3. In case of international trade business operation, not less than 1 scope of activities in 1.1 – 1.10 must be involved. 

4. Not entitled to exemption from import duty of machinery (Section 28) and import duty of raw materials and essential materials used in the production for export (Section 36). 

The conditions and incentives have been changed, including increased personnel employment, increased scope of services provided for affiliated enterprises, and repealed incentives for exemption from import duty of machinery (Section 28) and import duty of raw materials (Section 36). 

BOI has guidelines on consideration that if the company wants to operate the international trade business under the category 7.34 IBC, the business operation must significantly involve the scope of activities in 1.1 – 1.10 under the category of IBC.

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