Does Thailand Fulfill the ASEAN Requirements for Foreign Direct Investment under Partial Liberalization in Electricity Industry?

Author:Sakda Thanitcul - Amonwalai Ninpanich
Position::Professor of Law at Chulalongkorn University Faculty of Law; Member of the Thai Trade Competition Committee; Member of the Committee on Foreign Business Act. LL.B. (Chulalongkorn), LL.M./Ph.D. (U. Washington-Seattle), LL.M./ LL.D. (Kyoto Univ.) - Senior Lawyer at Bangchak Corporation Plc. LL.B./LL.M. (Chulalongkorn), LL.M. (Dundee)

This paper explores Thailand’s partial liberalization of the electricity industry and to what extent is a Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) allowed in the electricity sector. As Thailand is an ASEAN Member State, the paper aims to review whether the partial liberalization under the ESB model is consistent with the commitments of the ASEAN. The paper examines both the ACIA and the AFAS, and it finds ... (see full summary)

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