Thailand has been a cash-driven society for many years. But over the past 8 years the payment systems landscape has changed massively and presented consumers with a number of alternative ways to pay for goods and services.
The Thai government has approved measures to encourage investment in special economic zones (SEZs). The purposes for developing the SEZs include the acceleration of border trade, increasing border security, promoting the greater distribution of income, and enhancing Thailand’s competitiveness in the ASEAN Economic Community.
In 2021, Thailand is the world’s 53rd-largest country by area, 20th-largest by population, and the 28th-largest in the world by economic size. With a newly industrialized emerging market economy, international investors know the country for its robust growth rates that are being driven by a rapidly expanding population and growing exports around the world.