Public ID: PID-GE3RZG
Unclear selection process for the National List of Essential Medicines (NLEM) in Thailand
Trade barrier summary
It is not clear to UK exporters how products are selected for inclusion on Thailand’s National List of Essential Medicines (NLEM).
The NLEM is a list of medications used in Thailand’s hospitals and public health centres. Medications on the list can be made available to large sections of the population who belong to the ‘gold card’ universal health scheme, the Social Security Fund and the civil service's healthcare program.
The list comprises:
• medications for hospitals and health centres
• herbal medications (aka alternative medicines e.g. traditional/conventional medicines, local Thai medicines practised by individual cultures)
- Healthcare services
- Medical devices and equipment
- Pharmaceuticals and biotechnology
22 July 2019
17 December 2020