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


Packaging and labelling requirements for wine and beer affecting UK exporters/investors in Thailand

in Thailand

Trade barrier summary

In addition to obtaining an alcohol import licence and paying import duties and taxes, importers of distilled beer and wine are required by the Thai Industrial Standards Institute (TISI), to acquire approval for product labels which:

- prohibit the use of quality or property claim statements such as ‘premium’ or ‘deluxe’, and the display of cartoon images disregarding any trademark or geographical indicators associated with those labels
- potentially include pictorial health-warnings comparable to tobacco products, covering a substantial area of the label and packaging materials.

Sectors affected

  • Food and drink



Date reported

24 May 2019

Last updated

17 December 2020

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