This barrier is unrelated to the end of the transition period, following the United Kingdom's departure from the EU.

Public ID: PID-9M6KDB

Stringent licence requirements for telecommunications businesses in Thailand affecting UK exporters and investors

in Thailand

Trade barrier summary

The Thai Telecommunications Business Act (No.2) B.E. 2549 (2006) specifies that any person intending to operate a telecommunications business needs a license.

Foreign businesses are only granted a license if they operate without their own network for telecommunications services. This prevents UK businesses from operating their own network in Thailand and so limits how businesses can operate.

Sectors affected

  • Creative industries
  • Financial and professional services : Business and consumer services
  • Technology and smart cities



Date reported

25 February 2019

Last updated

18 December 2020

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