This barrier is unrelated to the end of the transition period, following the United Kingdom's departure from the EU.

Public ID: PID-9PJZ79

Preferential treatment of state-owned pharmaceutical firms in Thailand affecting UK exporters and investors

in Thailand

Trade barrier summary

Thai government procurement regulation allows price advantages for state-owned enterprises and the government pharmaceutical organisations (GPO) . Hospitals are also required to purchase medicines exclusively from the GPO. Overseas businesses do not have access to those benefits.

Sectors affected

  • Healthcare services
  • Pharmaceuticals and biotechnology



Date reported

22 July 2019

Last updated

17 December 2020

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