Government Affairs Council
Our Government Affairs Council is composed of an elite group of government relations and public affairs executives from our AMCHAM Thailand corporate members. They liaise with our industry specific committees to define key policy priorities, and engage with relevant government ministries regarding policy and regulatory frameworks.
U. S. Government Relations
AMCHAM regularly hosts visiting US government officials at our monthly luncheons and other events.
As a member of APCAC (Asia-Pacific Council of American Chambers of Commerce), we participate in the annual APCAC Washington Doorknock, where we meet with senators, representatives and high-level administration officials to discuss policy issues affecting American businesses in Asia.
AMCHAM continues its advocacy for a competitive Thailand. AMCHAM regularly publishes position papers on key issues affecting Thailand's regional and global competitiveness. For more information on AMCHAM's advocacy efforts, contact AMCHAM Executive Director, Heidi Gallant.
- April 2022- AMCHAM Position Paper on Responsible Hospitality and Tourism Recovery
- July 2020, AMCHAM Position Paper on Visa and Work Permit
- June 2020, Better than Before – Creating Long Term Growth in Thailand Post-Covid 19 AMCHAM White Paper
- March 2020, AMCHAM White Paper - Enhancing Thailand's Competitiveness as an International Hub
- October 2019, AMCHAM Position Paper on Excise Tax Policy 2019
- August 2019, AMCHAM Policy Recommendations on the Digital Economy
- August 2018, AMCHAM Position Paper on Visas and Work Permits
- AMCHAM Thailand - Roadmap for Growth
In addition to our published Position Paper, AMCHAM prepares letters on specific topics as a basis for discussion and cooperation with key Ministries and Departments. In 2020, AMCHAM has prepared the following letters:
- April, Letter on Long Term Residence (LTR) Visa Scheme
- June 12, Foreign Chambers Alliance (FCA) Letter Requesting Support to Business to Maintain Employment Through Social Security Payment
- May 19, Letter to the Revenue Department on Covid-19 Impact on Thailand’s Tax Treaties
- May 18, Letter to the Minister of Tourism and Sports
- May 4, Letter to the Director General of Revenue Department on EU’s blacklist
- April 10, Foreign Chambers Alliance Letter to the Finance Minister
- April 9, Letter to the Prime Minister on Covid-19
AMCHAM members may find these letters in the members-only section of the website.