Foreigners want List 3 tossed out

Foreigners want List 3 tossed out - Bangkok Post, December 14, 2006
...List 3 comprises businesses in which Thais are not considered ready to compete with foreigners, and includes businesses such as accounting, law, construction, forestry, advertising and other services.
''The so-called List 3 should in fact be deleted. List 3 has prevented foreign investment since 1972 and was later revised in 1999,'' Mr Van Haren said.
''So for 30 years, these restricted businesses are still not ready for foreign competition. We wonder how long it would be protected? With no free competition, the winners are the ones who control business, but the losers are the end users or consumers...''
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