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

Public ID: PID-B7D4EG

Production line inspection and product testing in Thailand affects UK exports

in Thailand

Trade barrier summary

The inspection of production line quality assurance systems and product testing in Thailand can only be carried out by the Thailand Industrial Standards Institute (TISI) or by accredited third-party inspection and certification bodies registered in Thailand.

In the automotive sector, additional tests in Thai laboratories are required for vehicles and parts. These tests are required even when products meet the standards of the UNECE (United Nations Economic Commission for Europe) 1958 Agreement and the testing method is out of date.

Sectors affected

  • Automotive
  • Chemicals
  • Construction
  • Consumer and retail
  • Technology and smart cities



Date reported

5 February 2019

Last updated

18 December 2020

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