The American Chamber of Commerce in Thailand (AMCHAM) was founded in 1956 and is a nonpartisan, nonprofit business organization registered as a foreign chamber of commerce in accordance with Thailand's Chamber of Commerce Act B.E. 2509 (1966), as amended. AMCHAM's objectives and organization are governed by its articles of association. For full text of articles of association click here.
Types of Membership
AMCHAM members can be natural persons or juristic persons, including permanent branches of companies incorporated or registered outside Thailand, domiciled in Thailand, who are engaged in trade, service, independent profession, industry, agriculture, finance, or economic activities and are accepted and approved for AMCHAM membership.
AMCHAM offers the following membership types for firms and individuals:
Description of Membership Categories
Regular membership is available to companies where American nationals as partners or shareholders hold more than 50% of capital.
A Regular member company is entitled to one vote.
Each Regular member company shall be represented in AMCHAM by a Designate and an Alternate Representative, and may nominate two additional Special Representatives who shall be privileged to participate in all AMCHAM activities.
Regular members may nominate additional representatives for a minimal annual fee. There is no limit to the number of additional representatives that can be nominated.
Special membership is available to companies of good standing, who are not eligible for Regular membership and whose business relationships with the United States or U.S. companies are such that their membership in AMCHAM will, in the opinion of the Board of Governors, contribute toward the objectives of the organization.
A Special member company is entitled to one vote.
Each Special member company shall be represented in AMCHAM by a Designate and an Alternate Representative, and may nominate two additional Special Representatives who shall be privileged to participate in all AMCHAM activities.
Special members may nominate additional representatives for a minimal annual fee. There is no limit to the number of additional representatives who can be nominated.
Greater Thailand membership is available to companies operating inside Thailand located in BOI Zone 3 area and in Phuket (excluding Leam Chabung Industrial Estate and industrial estates and promoted industrial zones in Rayong Province).
Greater Thailand members receive all the benefits of a Company Regular member, with exception of Luncheon coupons.
Download Company Membership Application Form
Membership is available to individuals living in Thailand who meet the following criteria:
Available for individuals who are not employed by for-profit businesses.
This may include teachers, retirees, journalists or government employees.
Available for individuals inside Thailand residing in BOI Zone 3 area and in Phuket (excluding Leam Chabung Industrial Estate and industrial estates and promoted industrial zones in Rayong Province). The applicant must not be employed by for-profit businesses. Applicants may include teachers, retirees, journalists or government employees.
Available for any young professional (age 30 or younger) or senior professional (age
65 or over) who is working in Thailand for a non-American company.
Individual members are extended the privileges and duties of AMCHAM membership, except that they may neither hold elected office nor vote.
Associate Status (Company or Individual)
Companies that are not eligible for membership in the Regular or Special categories, or are located outside of Thailand, may apply to be an "Associate of The American Chamber of Commerce in Thailand". An Associate Company is entitled to a company listing and can nominate two representatives.
An individual located outside of Thailand may apply for an Individual Associate status.
Associates are not members of AMCHAM and may not hold elective office or vote.
Download Associate Company Application Form
Fees and Dues
|ENTRANCE FEE||ANNUAL DUES|
|Company Regular or Special||Baht 10,000||Baht 25,000|
|Company Greater Thailand||Baht 3,000||Baht 15,000|
|Additional Representatives of Company Regular or Special members
(up to 6 Representatives)
|Individual (Regular)||Baht 8,000||Baht 9,000|
|Individual (Greater Thailand)||Baht 2,000||Baht 6,000|
|Individual (Young/Senior Professional )||No fee||Baht 6,000|
|Associate Company||No fee||USD 500|
|Associate Individual||No fee||USD 250|
NOTE: Annual dues are based on a calendar year. Dues for companies who join as Regular or Special members after January are prorated. Annual dues for Company Regular and Special members include lunch coupons for the AMCHAM monthly membership luncheons.