A representative office according to Wikipedia is an office established by a company to carry out marketing and other non-transactional operations, generally in a foreign country where a branch office or subsidiary is not warranted. Representative offices are generally easier to establish than a branch or subsidiary, as they are not used for actual “business” (e.g. sales) and therefore there is less incentive for them to be regulated.
Foreign businesses wanting to establish a representative office in Thailand may do so if the entity will engage in non-revenue earning activities such as:
To set up a representative office in Thailand, the following steps are to be followed: