Industrial Estate Authority of Thailand (IEAT)

For the industrial estate to serve as the manufacturing base that contributes to industrial operators’ competitiveness; aside from the infrastructure system, facilities, and the management system; there is the need to put in place privileges that help industrial operators with business facilitation – equipping them with the ability of choosing to trade in their market of choice, domestic or export, based on current competition conditions.

There are two types of industrial estate zones:
  1. General Industrial Zone (GIZ)
  2. I-EA-T Free Zone

Industrial operators in both zones are eligible to following opportunities, options, and privileges:

Non-Tax Privileges for investment in both GIZ and I-EA-T Free Zone

  • The right to own land in an industrial estate
  • The right to bring in foreign skilled workers, with visa and work permit facilitation
  • The right to bring in foreign skilled workers’ spouses and dependents, with visa facilitation
  • The right to remit money abroad
  • The right to receive additional privileges from Thailand’s Board of Investment (BOI) when applying for investment promotion

Tax Privileges for investment in I-EA-T Free Zone

  • The right to receive non-tax privileges, similar to investment in the GIZ
  • The right to receive additional tax privileges
  • The right to receive exemptions of import duty; value-added tax (VAT); as well as excise tax on machinery, equipment, raw materials and supplies used in production
  • The right to receive exemptions of export duty; value-added tax (VAT); as well as excise tax on imported materials for use in production or for commercial operation
  • The right to receive exemptions of export duty; value-added tax (VAT); as well as excise tax on raw materials, products and by-products