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Cambodia: New Prakas on Formalities of Certification Work of Architectural Design and Structural Design
DFDL, January 2022

The Ministry of Land Management, Urban Planning and Construction (“MLMUPC”) issued a new Prakas No. 109 on 22 November 2021 on the Formalities for Certification Work of Architectural Design and Structural Design (“Prakas 109”). The purpose of this Prakas 109 is to regulate the formalities of inspection and certification works in order to implement the Sub-Decree No...

Thai Cabinet Passes New Draft Resolution Easing Restrictions on Cross-Border Transactions and Commercial Activities
DFDL, December 2021

On 23 November 2021 The Thai Cabinet passed a resolution permitting the amendment of Ministerial Regulation No. 13 (the “Regulation”) under the Exchange Control Act (1942) which relaxes a lot of the rules on cross-border transactions, online activities and e-commerce matters. The amendments, among other things, includes: Allowing permitted persons (business operators) to accept foreign currency via sources other than bank notes (i.e...

Cambodia: VAT Registration Deadline Looms for Non-resident E-Commerce Providers
DFDL, December 2021

The General Department of Taxation (“GDT”) issued new Instruction No. 20522 (“VAT Instruction”) on 8 December 2021 which provides further clarity on the implementation of Sub-Decree 65 S.E and Prakas 542 MEF.P that were both issued earlier this year...

Thailand’s ETDA Set to Release Far Reaching Royal Decree on Digital Processing Processors Ensnaring Foreign Companies Supplying Thai Consumers
DFDL, December 2021

On 25 October 2021, the Thai Cabinet approved in principle the national Electronic Transactions Development Agency’s (“ETDA”) release of its Royal Decree on Supervision of Digital Platform Services Required to be Notified (“DPRD”) under the auspices of the Electronic Transactions Act B.E. 2544 (2001). The Decree requires that the ETDA be notified by business operators intending to provide digital platform services to consumers in Thailand...

Cambodia: Deadline for 2022 Foreign Employee Quota Applications Extended to 31 January 2022
DFDL, December 2021

On 1 December 2021, the Ministry of Labour and Vocational Training (“MLVT”) issued Notification 058/21 on Extending the Deadline for the 2022 Foreign Employee Quota Application (“Notification”). Through the Notification, the MLVT has delayed the submission deadline for 2022 foreign employee quota applications until 31 January 2022, being two months after the original deadline...

Drones Regulatory Framework in Myanmar – Top 5 Key Q&As
DFDL, December 2021

The use of drones in the world is increasing very rapidly and plays an important role in optimizing processes across a various range of industries: agriculture, delivery services, infrastructure, mapping, military and so on. These machines are very efficient, effective, and safe tools for quality, safety and savings...

Mediation: A Star in the Making as a Dispute Resolution Method for Commercial Disputes (Focus on Thailand)
DFDL, November 2021

Article by Anne Coulon, Regional Legal Adviser, DFDL Thailand Mediation is a confidential, fast, flexible and cost-effective dispute resolution (“DR”) method based on the mutual consent of the involved parties. Companies, contractors, individuals, banks, real estate owners, governmental bodies; or any combination thereof may be parties to commercial mediation. Breaches of contract, business torts etc. can all be successfully submitted to and/or resolved through mediation...

Key Considerations & Issues on COVID-19 Vaccine Rollouts Across Southeast Asia
DFDL, November 2021

With COVID-19 vaccination campaigns nearing completion or still in progress in various countries across Southeast Asia, our experts take this opportunity to look at some of the top questions and concerns on the minds of employers and employees when it comes to COVID-19 vaccination considerations...

Managing Transfer Pricing Compliance Risk in Thailand
DFDL, November 2021

On 21 November 2018, Thailand introduced a new transfer pricing law which became effective for the fiscal year commencing on 1 January 2019. Thereafter, the Thai Revenue Department (“TRD”) amended and revised the Thai Revenue Code by enacting Royal Decree No. 47 (“RD47”). Under RD47, companies established under Thai law are subject to TP documentation rules if they have annual turnover of at least THB 200 million (USD 6 million)...

Managing Transfer Pricing Compliance Risk in Thailand
DFDL, November 2021

On 21 November 2018, Thailand introduced a new transfer pricing law which became effective for the fiscal year commencing on 1 January 2019. Thereafter, the Thai Revenue Department (“TRD”) amended and revised the Thai Revenue Code by enacting Royal Decree No. 47 (“RD47”). Under RD47, companies established under Thai law are subject to TP documentation rules if they have annual turnover of at least THB 200 million (USD 6 million)...

Managing Transfer Pricing Compliance Risk in Thailand
DFDL, November 2021

On 21 November 2018, Thailand introduced a new transfer pricing law which became effective for the fiscal year commencing on 1 January 2019. Thereafter, the Thai Revenue Department (“TRD”) amended and revised the Thai Revenue Code by enacting Royal Decree No. 47 (“RD47”). Under RD47, companies established under Thai law are subject to TP documentation rules if they have annual turnover of at least THB 200 million (USD 6 million)...

Managing Transfer Pricing Compliance Risk in Thailand
DFDL, November 2021

On 21 November 2018, Thailand introduced a new transfer pricing law which became effective for the fiscal year commencing on 1 January 2019. Thereafter, the Thai Revenue Department (“TRD”) amended and revised the Thai Revenue Code by enacting Royal Decree No. 47 (“RD47”). Under RD47, companies established under Thai law are subject to TP documentation rules if they have annual turnover of at least THB 200 million (USD 6 million)...

Managing Transfer Pricing Compliance Risk in Thailand
DFDL, November 2021

On 21 November 2018, Thailand introduced a new transfer pricing law which became effective for the fiscal year commencing on 1 January 2019. Thereafter, the Thai Revenue Department (“TRD”) amended and revised the Thai Revenue Code by enacting Royal Decree No. 47 (“RD47”). Under RD47, companies established under Thai law are subject to TP documentation rules if they have annual turnover of at least THB 200 million (USD 6 million)...

Managing Transfer Pricing Compliance Risk in Thailand
DFDL, November 2021

On 21 November 2018, Thailand introduced a new transfer pricing law which became effective for the fiscal year commencing on 1 January 2019. Thereafter, the Thai Revenue Department (“TRD”) amended and revised the Thai Revenue Code by enacting Royal Decree No. 47 (“RD47”). Under RD47, companies established under Thai law are subject to TP documentation rules if they have annual turnover of at least THB 200 million (USD 6 million)...

Managing Transfer Pricing Compliance Risk in Thailand
DFDL, November 2021

On 21 November 2018, Thailand introduced a new transfer pricing law which became effective for the fiscal year commencing on 1 January 2019. Thereafter, the Thai Revenue Department (“TRD”) amended and revised the Thai Revenue Code by enacting Royal Decree No. 47 (“RD47”). Under RD47, companies established under Thai law are subject to TP documentation rules if they have annual turnover of at least THB 200 million (USD 6 million)...

Thailand Re-opens for Tourism, Eases Travel Restrictions and Prepares to Welcome Vaccinated Visitors Back to Its Shores
DFDL, November 2021

The Tourism Authority of Thailand (“TAT”) announced via the Royal Thai Government Gazette on 30 October 2021 that as of 1 November 2021, earlier COVID-19-related restrictions would be lifted in the case of four designated ‘Blue Zone’ provinces: Bangkok, Krabi, Phang-Nga, and Phuket...

Cambodia: New Prakas on the Establishment and Management of Mandatory and Voluntary Taskforces for Fire Prevention and Firefighting
DFDL, November 2021

The Ministry of Interior issued a new Prakas No. 2644 PK dated 19 October 2021 on the Establishment and Management of Mandatory and Voluntary Taskforces for Fire Prevention and Firefighting (“Prakas 2644”)...

Philippines: Guidelines on the Submission of Monthly Reports of Private Employment Agency and Renewal of PEA Licenses in Light of the Pandemic
DFDL, November 2021

Pursuant to the Department of Labor and Employment (“DOLE”) Department Order Nos. 216 and 217, Series of 2020 (collectively, “Department Orders No. 216 and 217”), Private Employment Agencies (“PEAs”) are required to submit a hard copy of the monthly recruitment and placement reports to the appropriate Regional Office of the DOLE within seven (7) days after each reference month...

Philippines: Guidelines on the Submission of Reports on Crimes and/or Losses by Banks and Non-Banks with Quasi-Banking Functions (NBQB)
DFDL, November 2021

On 12 October 2021, the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (“BSP”) issued Memorandum No. M-2021-72, to provide guidelines on the submission of the reports on crimes and/or losses (“RCL”). The following are the submission procedures under the Memorandum: Banks and NBQBs shall follow the existing manner of reporting a crime and/or loss incident, i.e...

Philippines: BSP Reminds All BSP-Supervised Financial Institutions of the Analysis of Suspicious Transaction Reports with Possible Links to Tax Crimes and Real Estate Sector
DFDL, November 2021

On 15 October 2021, the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (“BSP”) issued Circular Letter No...

Philippines: BIR Directs Monitoring and Verification of Tax Compliance of Online Merchants, Social Media Influencers and Other Businesses Operating Through Digital or Online Platforms
DFDL, November 2021

On October 29, 2021, the Bureau of Internal Revenue (“BIR”) issued Revenue Memorandum Order No...

Philippines: BSP Guidelines on Digitization of Customer Records
DFDL, November 2021

Circular Letter No. CL-2021-080, issued on 18 October 2021 by the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (“BSP”), disseminates to all BSP-Supervised Financial Institutions (“BSFI”) the Anti-Money Laundering Council’s (“AMLC”) Guidelines on Digitization of Customer Records (“DIGICUR”) adopted via the AMLC Regulatory Issuance (“ARI”) A, B, and C, No. 2, Series of 2018...

Philippines: Clarification on the Definition of Digital Bank
DFDL, November 2021

The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (“BSP”) in Memorandum No. M-2021-053 dated 13 October 2021 clarified the definition of “digital banks”. A digital bank refers to a bank which offers financial products and services that are processed end-to-end through a digital platform and/or electronic channels with no physical branch/sub-branch or branch-lite unit offering the same...

Cambodia: Additional Measures to Support Private Sector Workers & Revive the Post-COVID-19 Economy (Round 10)
DFDL, November 2021

On 28 October 2021, the Royal Government of Cambodia (“RGC”) implemented ‘Round 10’ of measures aimed at mitigating the impacts of COVID-19 on businesses and workers in Cambodia. In readiness for the economy re-opening Cambodia has been receiving vaccines through support and direct purchases from various manufacturers...

Drones Regulatory Framework in Bangladesh – Top 5 Key Q&As
DFDL, November 2021

The use of drones in the world is increasing very rapidly and plays an important role in optimizing processes across a various range of industries: agriculture, delivery services, infrastructure, mapping, military and so on. These machines are very efficient, effective, and safe tools for quality, safety and savings...

 

 

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