Thailand Legal / Regulatory Information
The Electronic Transactions Act (ETA) of 2001 has legally enabled the use and exchange of electronic documents in a paperless environment since it came into force in April 2002. Thailand has continued to develop and improve its legal framework for electronic transactions since then, with the second amendment to the ETA (in 2008) allowing for the acceptance of scanned documents as original. A third amendment to the ETA has been drafted by the Thailand Electronic Transactions Development Agency (ETDA) with a view to further facilitate international electronic transactions. Specific laws and regulations of relevant government agencies involved in the THAI-NSW are under revision so as to enhance information sharing in a paperless environment among them and the business sectors.