Latest Treaty Updates: Thailand

Treaty Update: Singapore - Thailand


A new DTA between Singapore and Thailand will become effective on January 1, 2017, following the completion of domestic ratification procedures.

Treaty Update: Singapore - Thailand


A DTA Protocol between Singapore and Thailand entered into force on February 15, 2016.

Treaty Update: India - Thailand


India and Thailand signed a DTA on June 29, 2015.

Treaty Update: Singapore - Thailand


Singapore and Thailand signed a DTA on June 11, 2015.

Treaty Update: Thailand - Kazakhstan


According to preliminary media reports, Thailand and Kazakhstan agreed to begin DTA negotiations on December 24, 2014.

Treaty Update: Ireland - Thailand


Ireland and Thailand signed a DTA on November 4, 2013.

Treaty Update: Philippines - Thailand


The Philippines and Thailand signed a DTA during two-day meetings concluding on June 21, 2013.

Treaty Update: Tajikistan - Thailand


Tajikistan and Thailand are to sign a DTA on May 17, 2013, Thailand's Ministry of Foreign Affairs has confirmed.

Treaty Update: Qatar - Thailand


According to preliminary media reports, representatives from Qatar and Thailand held five-day negotiations towards a DTA, concluding on May 10, 2013.

Treaty Update: Thailand - Taiwan


Thailand and Taiwan signed a DTA on November 30, 2012.

Treaty Update: Estonia - Thailand


According to preliminary media reports, Estonia and Thailand signed a DTA on September 28, 2012.

Treaty Update: Tunisia - Thailand


At a meeting on July 7, 2012, representatives from Tunisia and Thailand committed to negotiating a bilateral DTA.

Treaty Update: Thailand - Estonia


According to the Estonian government, representatives from Estonia and Thailand agreed to begin negotiations towards a DTA on June 11, 2012.

Treaty Update: Bahrain - Thailand


The pending DTA between Bahrain and Thailand was forwarded to the Bahraini Cabinet at its latest meeting, following the earlier approval of Bahrain's Shura and Representatives Councils, the state news agency reported on May 20, 2012.

Treaty Update: Thailand - Cambodia


Thailand has called for the commencement of negotiations towards a DTA with Cambodia.

Treaty Update: India - Thailand


Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh revealed on January 25 that India and Thailand have signed a revised a DTA.

Treaty Update: Thailand - Myanmar


According to Thailand's Revenue Department, the DTA between Thailand and Myanmar became effective for tax periods beginning on or after January 1, 2012.

Treaty Update: Philippines - Thailand


The Philippines and Thailand are expected to sign a draft DTA at their next official meeting, according to the comments made by the Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra during a meeting with the Philippine President on January 19.

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