COMPANY REGISTRATION UNDER

US TREATY OF AMITY

One of the major hindrances for the foreign business owner in Thailand is that they are strictly prohibited from owning a majority stake in Thai limited company. This is where US-Thai Amity Treaty company registration prompts in. Registering a company under this special treaty rewards Americans and American corporations with the same rights as a Thai individual accompanied with 100% Foreign company ownership rights.

REQUIREMENTS FOR AMITY TREATY

To register under the Amity Treaty, an eligible foreign corporation needs to fulfill the following requirements:

  • The company must be majorly owned by American citizens or should have its share largely with the US citizens.
  • The directors of the authorized company must be majorly Either Thai or American nationals. If it has directors of other countries, then a ratio of 2:1 should be maintained.

THE US TREATY OF AMITY GRANTS 100% OWNERSHIP OF A COMPANY

The US-Thai Treaty of Amity and Economic Relations allows American corporations to own a majority of the shareholdings or the company, branch office or representative office based in Thailand. This special Treaty empowers all Americans and American corporations with the ability to have all-American shareholders so that they do not feel hesitant about transferring controlling ownership to others. However, there are many U.S. Businesses who are comfortable with pursuing joint ventures with Thai partners and permit them to own a majority stake in the company as they have adequate knowledge about Thai business culture and local regulatory framework.

Additionally, this Treaty exempts the American companies from most of the restrictions on foreign investment imposed by the Alien Business Act and treats them similar to Thai companies in most cases.

AMITY COMPANY

LIMITATIONS

Although the Amity Treaty offers many benefits to the American companies, it is subjected to certain restrictions that apply on

  • Ownership of land
  • Engaging in banking with depository functions
  • Having a hand in fiduciary functions
  • Partaking in the business of inland communication
  • Exploiting land or other natural resources of the country
  • Domestic trading in indigenous agricultural products
  • Getting involved in inland transportation and communication industries

TREATY OF AMITY

COMPANY REGISTRATION

The Amity company registration process can be a bit of confusion for those who are unfamiliar or have little knowledge about the regulations and procedures of the US-Thai Treaty of Amity. Cloud 7 Legal Services has a team of legal professionals who have extensive knowledge about the registration process. With years of experience of setting up companies under the Amity Treaty, we ensure that your registration process is executed properly, efficiently and easily without any extra cost or delay.