AMCHAM Representatives Meet with Immigration Officials
On March 13, AMCHAM’S Executive Director Judy Benn and representatives of seven AMCHAM member companies ( ISM Technology, Spokes Jewelry, Honeywell, ICPA, Lawplus, Axis and Dej- Udom) met with Pol. Maj. Gen. Supapol Arunsit, Commander of Immigration Division 1 at Chaengwattana, to discuss immigration issues faced by AMCHAM members that encumber business operations. AMCHAM emphasized its role in helping attract U. S. business to invest in Thailand, which contributes to the growth of the Thai economy and generates local employment for Thais. In this context, AMCHAM offered its assistance in enhancing Thailand’s global competitiveness and achieving the ‘ ease of doing business’ target as part of Thailand 4.0 policy. The meeting discussion touched upon a number of immigration issues faced by AMCHAM members and potential solutions and recommendations.
The objective was to facilitate more U. S. investment in Thailand and for AMCHAM and the Immigration Department to jointly make it easier and better for American companies to do business in Thailand, because their contributions are pivotal to the growth of the Thai economy. The meeting was constructive and fruitful. Both sides agreed to continue working together and having regular consultative meetings, with a common aim of making it easier for American investors to live and work in Thailand.