Thailand

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ThailandMost products entering the Thailand market must meet the relevant requirements of the authorities depending on the product scope. Product safety requirements and regulations are put in place to reduce risks, improve quality of life and ensure safety during use. 

These regulations and compliance requirements can however pose challenges to companies who are looking to explore new markets in Thailand. You can ensure that your products successfully meet the Thai standards by working with a market leader, TÜV SÜD. 

TÜV SÜD fully understands the local requirements and procedures applicable in Thailand. You can rely on our expertise and knowledge to help you access key markets efficiently while at the same time, be assured of our objectivity, integrity and professionalism.

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  • Plug Types

    Type A

    Plug A 

    Type B

    Plug B

    Type C

    Plug C

    Type F

    Plug F

  • Electrical Safety

    Regulatory agency

    • Thai Industrial Standards Institute (TISI), Ministry of Industry

    Regulations

    • Products regulated under the Industrial Product Standards Act are required to be affixed with the TIS Mark.
    • Products under the mandatory list need to comply with product safety standards and factory quality control system requirements before affixing the mandatory TIS Mark.
    • Assessment of quality control system usually involves a factory inspection.
    • Testing of product samples need to be performed by accredited or approved test laboratories.
    • Other products may also obtain the voluntary TIS Mark.
    • Compliance with TIS standards.

    Guidelines

    • A Local Representative is required for application.
    APPROVAL PROCEDURE
    • Submission of application.
    • Evaluation of product.
    • Assessment of quality control system.
    • Issuance of TISI certificate.
    • Labelling Surveillance.

    Applicable product categories

    • A full mandatory list of product categories may be found here. To determine if a particular product is subject to the above regulations, please contact us.

    Our services at a glance

    • As a listed testing laboratory for Thailand under the ASEAN EE MRA, test reports issued from recognised TÜV SÜD’s laboratories are accepted by TISI for safety approval.
  • Energy efficiency

    Regulatory agency

    Electricity Generating Authority of Thailand (EGAT)

    Regulations

    • Minimum Energy Performance Standards (MEPS) are required for certain products.
    • Mandatory labelling is required for refrigerators and refrigerator-freezers under the Energy Efficient Refrigerator Program.
    • Energy Label No. 5 is recognised among consumers as a designation of energy efficiency on various products such as refrigerators, air-conditioners, compact fluorescent lamps, ballasts, fans, rice cookers and electric lamps.

    Guidelines

    • Manufacturers are required to test products for labelling.
    • Voluntary labelling is recommended for other products under EGAT’s Demand Side Management Program. 

    Applicable product categories

    • To determine if a particular product is subject to the above regulations, please contact us.

    Our services at a glance

    TÜV SÜD has the experience and capability to support manufacturers in attaining compliance with Thai requirements and obtaining the necessary approval. TÜV SÜD can also support manufacturers in obtaining voluntary endorsement labels.

  • Medical Devices

    Regulatory agency

    • Thai Food and Drug Administration (FDA)

    Regulations

    • General control is required for Category III devices.
    • Pre-marketing notification is required for Category II devices.
    • Pre-marketing approval is required for Category I devices.
    • All devices need to be labelled appropriately.
    • Post-marketing control is conducted.

    Guidelines

    • General control: Submission of Certificate of Free Sale is required.
    • Pre-marketing notification: Submission of detailed product information and CFS is required.
    • Pre-marketing approval: Registration and license in compliance with Ministerial Regulations is required.

    Applicable product categories

    • To determine if a particular product is subject to the above regulations, please contact us.

    Our services at a glance

    • TÜV SÜD has the experience and capability to support manufacturers in attaining compliance with Thai requirements and obtaining the necessary approval.
    • Telecom & Wireless

      Regulatory agency

      • National Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission (NBTC)

      Regulations

      • Equipment which falls under the mandatory scope requires NBTC approval.
      • There are 3 types of equipment classification with different types of Conformity Assessment procedures:
        • Class A equipment requires testing by the office of NBTC, certification from NBTC and labelling.
          Class A
        • Class B equipment follows the same procedure as Class A but NBTC accepts test reports based on international test standards* (FCC, ETSI/EN) by an accredited test laboratory.
          Class B
        • SDoC equipment requires an issuance of a DoC to NBTC, labelling is not required.
      • Products with Class A or Class B must be marked with NBTC mark.
      • Local suppliers can apply permission from NBTC for self-labelling by printing or using electronic label.

      EMC:

      • EMC compliance is required for the above, where applicable.

      * International test standards include FCC, ETSI/EN standards.

      Guidelines

      • A local representative is required.

      APPROVAL PROCEDURE FOR CLASS A AND B

      • Submission of application.
      • Type approval based on testing of sample (Class A), or recognition of test report (Class B).
      • Obtain NBTC approval.
      • Label products appropriately.

      DoC PROCEDURE

      • Submit DoC, test report and essential documents to NBTC for approval.

      Applicable product categories

      • Class A equipment: GMPCS/ microwave fixed links;
      • Class B equipment: High-power RFID/ Vehicle radar, maritime/aeronautical, land mobile VHF/UHF
      • SDoC equipment: Telecommunications terminal equipment, WLAN/radio control, low power device/short range devices
      • To determine if a particular product is subject to the above regulations, please contact us.

      Our services at a glance

      • As an accredited test laboratory, TÜV SÜD can perform testing to international test standards that is accepted for Class B equipment.

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