April 29, 2011

Thai Customs: Front-runners of IP Enforcement

Informed Counsel

Over the past 20 years, Thailand has become a major hub for transportation and transition of goods in Southeast Asia. This role can be attributed to the country’s strategic geographical position and improvements to its Customs Department that have made it significantly more efficient in recent years, including the implementation of e-Customs. While trying to develop and facilitate trade through faster, less complicated, and even more environmentally friendly procedures, the Customs Department has maintained its vigilant intellectual property protection. As clearly stated in its new vision statement, “World-Class Customs for National Competitiveness and Social Safety,” anticounterfeiting and public safety continue to be high priorities among the responsibilities of the Customs Department.

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