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


Lengthy application and authorisation procedures for animal and plant product exports to Thailand

in Thailand

Trade barrier summary

UK exporters of animal and animal-based products and plant and plant-based products to Thailand may experience delays to market entry, due to:

- limited resources for on-site inspections, with exporting countries required to bear the cost
- non-transparent risk assessment procedures for meat and dairy imports stemming from country establishment approval requirements
- import restrictions on several animals and animal products relating to bovine spongiform Encephalopathy (BSE) as well as certain plant and plant products
- excessive import permit fees collected on uncooked red meat, poultry, and meat offal

Sectors affected

  • Agriculture, horticulture, fisheries and pets
  • Food and drink
  • Pharmaceuticals and biotechnology



Date reported

25 June 2019

Last updated

17 December 2020

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