Policy Mechanism for Developing Special Border Economic Zones in Thailand

Choen Krainara, Jayant Routray

Abstract


Emergence of special border economic zones is a growing phenomenon in Thailand due to advantage of the evolving and facilitating policy instruments, and trade agreements with the neighboring countries, and strong commitment for ASEAN Community for mutual benefits and overall regional development of ASEAN countries. The study tries to analyze the policies in place, which are influencing and conducive for development of special border economic zones. It also seeks to recognize the policy gaps and recommend for bridging and catalyzing the process further.


Keywords


Border Economic Zone, Policy Analysis, GMS, ASEAN Community, and Thailand

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