The Laws and Policies of Thailand in Supporting Electronic Commerce


  • Assoc. Prof. Orabhund Panuspatthna


Electronic Commerce is a new form of trade which has played an important role in modern trade at both national and international levels. Some key factors which are necessary for the success of electronic commerce, in any country, are the provisions of proper policies and legal provisions. The objective of this article is to find the answer whether Thailand has such proper policies and laws to support the growth of trade via electronic commerce. In order to fulfill the objective, the author will divide the article into four parts as follows: Part One – Overview of Electronic Commerce: This part will give meaning and illustrate the available types of electronic commerce. It will also indicate the advantages of electronic commerce, as well as, its value of trade in Thailand; Part Two – Policies of Thailand concerning Electronic Commerce: This part will demonstrate the policies and master plans of Thailand which concern electronic commerce; Part Three – The Laws relating to Electronic Commerce: The third part will review the present legal provisions in Thailand, both directly and indirectly, relating to electronic commerce in order to analyze whether these provisions facilitate and support the growth of electronic commerce in Thailand; and Part Four – Conclusion.

Author Biography

Assoc. Prof. Orabhund Panuspatthna

This article is derived from the author’s presentation of the same title, delivered at the 6th Asian Law Institute (ASLI) Annual Conference held in Hong Kong, May 30th, 2009 ** LL.B. (Hons), Chulalongkorn University LL.M., Harvard Law School Associate Professor, Faculty of Law, Chulalongkorn University