Bangkok Plant Science Congress 2018
World Congress on Agriculture, Plant Science and Genomics
The ”World Congress on Plant Genomics and Plant Science” is held on November 23-24,2018 at Bangkok, Thailand. This conference will focus on the theme “Unfolding Scientific Research on Plant Genomics”. We are sure that you will appreciate the scientific program. Plant science conference is anticipating participants from plant science scientists, marine biologists researchers, business professionals, and government officials from across the world.
Plant Science Congress 2018 is an exciting opportunity to meet with like-minded people and industry peers. Conferences bring together people from all different geographical areas who share a common discipline or field. Widely acclaimed speakers, the latest systems, improvements, and the most up to date refreshes in plant science and genomics are signs of this gathering.
PUGNATORIUS Ltd. has been invited as speaker and chairman of the organizing committee for the World Plant Science Congress 2018.
Plant science meets blockchain: Developing and commercializing a blockchain-enabled supply chain integrity platform to ensure the safe, legal and authenticated flow of products and value through the cannabis market is just one use-case.
Thailand’s new contract farming legislation
New legislation: In September 2018, the “Contract Farming Promotion and Development Act” has been enforced and provides specific rules on the formulation of contracts, determining factors, rules and procedures for contract farming agreements, and more. The act is divided into the main parts, (i) contract farming promotion and development commission, agricultural business operators, the conclusion of contract farming agreements, dispute mediation, penalties, and transitory provisions.
Contractual framework: Contract farming between huge agribusinesses and farmers is a means to assist small growers in gaining market access and reducing price risk, and as such it has attracted attention from development agencies and governments in Thailand. Relevant aspects are (i) quality specifications, (ii) conditions of the production, (iii) predetermined price, (iv) equipment and products provided by the agribusiness, (v) assistance, advice, know-how transfer and IP rights, (vi) risk allocation between the parties and (vii) financing aspects.
Professional services to successfully realize an agribusiness venture in the land of smile:
PUGNATORIUS Ltd. is the Bangkok-based specialist provider of transactional legal and tax advice on foreign investments in Thailand’s manufacturing and service industries as well as property developments and acquisitions. The law firm has a particular interest, know-how, and experience with respect to agriculture, including livestock investments and fishery ventures.
The law firm offers, in particular, the following agribusiness services:
- Design and set-up of a robust corporate structure to protect the foreign investor’s investment.
- Advice and support on compliance with Thailand’s foreigner legislation.
- Investment promotion by Thailand’s Board of Investment, including tax holidays for three to five years,
- Acquisition of licenses and permissions for the intended IVF venture.
- Preparation and negotiation of commercial contracts, especially with suppliers and distributors.
- Ongoing corporate maintenance support.