Law & Taxes

Diaego toasts rejig of alcohol excise tax

Diaego toasts rejig of alcohol excise tax

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BANGKOK: Diageo Moet Hennessy Thailand Ltd, (DMHT), an importer and distributor of premium alcoholic drinks in Thailand, says it supports the alcoholic beverage tax scheme under the new Excise Tax Act. The new tax rates for alcohol drinks, covering beer, white whisky, rice whisky and wine, will come into force […]

Governor bans unsafe tour buses from Phuket, orders speed cameras for Patong Hill safety

Governor bans unsafe tour buses from Phuket, orders speed cameras for Patong Hill safety

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PHUKET: Speed cameras on Patong Hill and mandatory safety checks on all buses coming onto the island are among a slew of safety measures announced by Phuket Governor Norraphat Plodthong to prevent more deadly accidents on descent into Patong. Governor Norraphat announced the news at Phuket Provincial Office yesterday (Aug […]

Luxury property on the hillside of Ao Sane to be partially demolished

Luxury property on the hillside of Ao Sane to be partially demolished

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As the entire project reaches about 12 meters in height, part of it will be required to be removed. The 12-meter high beach villa project on the cliff at Ao Sane has been proven to be illegal according to the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment. The owners have been […]

Over 16,000 workers register at Phuket migrant workers centre

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PHUKET: Over 16,000 migrant workers registered at the fifteen-day migrant worker registration centre set up at Saphan Hin on July 24. The registration center was announced last month by Phuket Vice Governor Siwaporn Chuasawas and held from the July 24 until yesterday (Aug 7), at the Indoor Stadium in Saphan […]

Pitfalls of hiring and firing for the tourism high and low seasons

Pitfalls of hiring and firing for the tourism high and low seasons

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PHUKET: Thailand’s tourism and hospitality industry is among the most important contributors to the country’s economy. Anyone familiar with those industries knows that it’s dictated by high and low “seasons”. Business peaks during the European winter holidays and dips during the northern hemisphere’s spring and fall. Thus, if you are […]

Krathing Cape property constructors given 30 days to clarify plans

Krathing Cape property constructors given 30 days to clarify plans

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PHUKET: The Phuket branch of the Internal Security Operations Command (ISOC) yesterday ordered that new construction plans for the eyesore construction site on Krathing Cape be drawn up and clarified within 30 days. Deputy Director of the Phuket branch of ISOC Capt Boworn Phromgaewngam led Rawai Mayor Aroon Solos and […]

Construction of Phuket coastal view eyesore resort ordered to stop

Construction of Phuket coastal view eyesore resort ordered to stop

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PHUKET: Rawai Municipality has ordered construction to stop on a collection of buildings likely to become a resort on a popular coastal road at Nai Harn, on Phuket southwest coast, after discovering that parts of the buildings breach the project’s building permit. Rawai Mayor Aroon Solos issued the order to […]

Naka market raid yields 500,000 baht’s worth of pirated goods

Naka market raid yields 500,000 baht’s worth of pirated goods

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PHUKET: Another forged goods raid was conducted in Phuket this weekend, this time at the Naka market in Vichit. Police seized 485 pieces of pirated goods worth 500,00 baht on Saturday evening. “We raided three shops selling pirated goods, but were only able to arrest one of the suspects. The […]

B300K of counterfeit goods seized from Phuket OTOP market

B300K of counterfeit goods seized from Phuket OTOP market

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PHUKET: The Phuket Department of Intellectual Property raided the OTOP market in Patong at 4:30pm on Thursday (July 27) and seized 485 counterfeit items said to be worth about B300,000. The raid was led by Phuket Provincial Defence Office Chief Sivach Rawangkul who was joined by Col Anan Yuprasit of […]

Seminar on employment of migrant workers to be held in Phuket

Seminar on employment of migrant workers to be held in Phuket

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PHUKET: As many local employers still struggle to understand the peculiarities of proper employment of migrant workers, Phuket authorities are planning to organise a seminar on this issue for all concerned. The seminar was announced by Phuket Governor Norraphat Plodthong during the most recent meeting on migrant labour and human […]