Thailand

Thailand is a unitary state situated in southeast Asia and comprises of 76 islands. With over 68 million inhabitants, it is the 21st most populous country in the world. Bangkok is a special administrative area, and the capital city, it is also the largest city in the country. Although Thailand is known as a  constitutional monarchy and parliamentary democracy, a recent 2014 coup established a de facto dictatorship in the country.

In 1511, European migration in the form of Portuguese diplomats on a mission trip entered Thailand, then known as Siam. Siam became a constitutional monarchy following the revolution in 1932, when it officially changed its name to Thailand. The country joined the Allies in WWI, however joined the Axis satellite in World War II. The country also became a major US ally in the fight to end anti-communist rule in the region.

Thailand is a founding member of ASEAN. It is considered a regional power in Asia, with the second largest economy in southeast Asia. The country is a newly industrialized economy, with agriculture, tourism, and manufacturing as the three primary sources of income in the country.

The country’s politics operate under a constitutional monarchy where the Prime Minister is head of government and a hereditary monarch is head of state. Although the judiciary is supposed to be independent of executive and legislative branches, many believe the system is based on political considerations rather than on existing law.

The legal system is a civil law system in Thailand. There are no jury trials and a single judge decides charges in misdemeanor hearings. In more serious cases, two or more judges decide. There are three court levels. The Supreme Court is the highest level. The court of Appeals is below it, and court of First Instance is the lowest level court. The country has courts of justice, appeal courts, military courts, civil, and criminal courts.

The National Law Review covers the latest coverage, news, and stories, as they relate to Thailand and Asian affairs. International trade, environmental laws, and privacy laws, are among the topics visitors can find on the site. Visitors can expect the latest, up to date coverage, and news stories as they unfold, when reading content on the National Law Review website.

Date Title Organization
9
Feb
ASEAN and EU Finalise Implementation Guide for Cross-border Data Transfers Squire Patton Boggs (US) LLP
30
Jan
New US Action Against Paper Plate Imports Squire Patton Boggs (US) LLP
30
Jan
Clean Your Plate: New Antidumping and Countervailing Petitions on Paper Plates from China, Thailand, and Vietnam ArentFox Schiff LLP
18
Dec
Thailand | Visa-free Entry Expanded for Japanese Tourists with Business Interests Berry Appleman & Leiden
11
Dec
Sri Lanka | New Visa Policies Announced to Boost Tourism and Foreign Investment Berry Appleman & Leiden
21
Nov
USITC Preliminary Injury Decision As To Extruded Aluminum Imports Squire Patton Boggs (US) LLP
15
Nov
Visa Exemption Approved for India and Taiwan Berry Appleman & Leiden
23
Oct
New Antidumping Petitions on Truck and Bus Tires from Thailand ArentFox Schiff LLP
9
Oct
At It Again: New Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Petitions on Aluminum Extrusions from Fifteen Countries ArentFox Schiff LLP
29
Aug
Commerce’s Final Circumvention Determination Concerning Solar Cells and Modules from China Blank Rome LLP
28
Aug
Department of Commerce Issues Final Determinations on Circumvention Inquiries of Solar Cells and Modules Produced in China Greenberg Traurig, LLP
25
May
Report Underscores Challenges of Attracting Capital for Renewable Energy Development in the ASEAN Region Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP
25
Apr
New Antidumping Duty Petitions on Boltless Steel Shelving Units Prepackaged for Sale from India, Malaysia, Taiwan, Thailand, and Vietnam ArentFox Schiff LLP
27
Sep
Commerce Department Adds Guardrails Against Stockpiling of Certain Solar Cells and Modules During Temporary Waiver of AD/CVD Duties Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP
23
Sep
Commerce Issues Final Rule Implementing Pause on Possible Circumvention Duties on Solar Panels McDermott Will & Emery
20
Sep
Commerce Issues Final Rule on AD/CVD Grace Period Greenberg Traurig, LLP
10
Jun
Biden Uses Emergency Powers to Pause New Solar Import Tariffs—Frequently Asked Questions Greenberg Traurig, LLP
9
Jun
President Biden Suspends AD/CVD Duties on Solar Cells and Modules from Cambodia, Malaysia, Thailand, and Vietnam Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP
7
Jun
President Biden Invokes Defense Production Act to Solar Industry Sherin and Lodgen LLP
2
Jun
Thailand’s Personal Data Protection Act Enters into Force Hunton Andrews Kurth
6
May
Recent Memorandum from Commerce Regarding Solar Circumvention Investigation Foley & Lardner LLP
6
Apr
Key Takeaways | Commercial, Legal and Policy Responses to Commerce’s Anticircumvention Investigation [VIDEO] McDermott Will & Emery
30
Mar
An Analysis of the Auxin Petition and Commerce Investigation and Their Impact on the Solar Industry McDermott Will & Emery
8
Mar
Making Sense of the Solar Supply Chain Issues Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP
15
Nov
Transatlantic Trade | US and Europe – Week of November 8, 2021 Squire Patton Boggs (US) LLP
14
Nov
A Bright Spot in the Solar Market: Commerce Rejects Anonymous Petitions Requesting Anti-Circumvention Investigation and Tariffs Bracewell LLP
17
Jun
Thailand Notifies WTO of Five Food-Contact Draft Regulations Keller and Heckman LLP
9
Jun
Global Employment Law Update - Part 7: Spain to Vietnam McDermott Will & Emery
4
Jun
Cultural Artifacts Returned to Thailand Jackson Lewis P.C.
13
May
Thailand Notified WTO of Four Draft Food-Contact Regulations Keller and Heckman LLP
17
Feb
Evaluating Foreign Investment in RCEP Member States From a Dispute Resolution Perspective K&L Gates
21
Dec
RCEP: Boosting Value Chains and Facilitating Trade Flows K&L Gates
9
Dec
Asia-Pacific Signals Strong Commitment to Economic Integration and Cooperation with RCEP Signing K&L Gates
27
Aug
Australian Chemical Introduction Scheme Goes into Effect & Other Top International News in Chemical Policy and Regulation Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.
30
Jul
Transfer Pricing Rousing Customs Authorities to Action K&L Gates
9
Jun
Thai Army Whistleblower Faces Up to Seven Years of Jail Time For Fleeing Retaliation Kohn, Kohn & Colapinto
29
May
Delayed Implementation of Thailand’s Personal Data Protection Act Hunton Andrews Kurth
21
May
‘Maybe’ Is Not Enough: Foreign Business Fails to Obtain Declaratory Judgment for Potential Use of Trademark Proskauer Rose LLP
25
Mar
Doctor, How Are We Tracking? China, South Korea, Singapore And Thailand Using Smart Phone Applications To Halt The Spread Of Corona Virus K&L Gates
16
Mar
Thailand Considers Allowing Recycled Food-Contact Plastic, Requests Information Keller and Heckman LLP
22
Oct
THE ENERGIZER – Volume 54 K&L Gates
4
Oct
The Energizer - Volume 53 K&L Gates
1
Jun
OECD Tour de Table Provides Updates on Developments on the Safety of Manufactured Nanomaterials Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.
10
May
Major Reform to the Thailand Labor Protect Act Proskauer Rose LLP
9
May
The Energizer - Volume 44 K&L Gates
21
Mar
Thailand Joins the Party of Legislated Data Protection K&L Gates
22
Feb
New Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Petitions on Carbon and Alloy Steel Threaded Rod from China, India, Taiwan and Thailand Faegre Drinker
22
May
New Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Petitions on Steel Propane Cylinders from China, Taiwan and Thailand Faegre Drinker
28
Mar
New Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Petitions on Glycine from China, India, Japan and Thailand Faegre Drinker
23
Mar
Top International News in Chemical Policy and Regulation: March 2018: Americas and Asia Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.
 

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