Mandatory mark to import mandatory product to Thailand Market
Products placed in Thailand market need approvals through TISI mark. The product certitication schemes of TISI consists of two types with different certification marks. They are voluntary certification mark and mandatory certification mark. TÜV NORD Thailand is approved by TISI to undertake inspections as per TISI guidelines.
Product certification of the Thai Industrial Standards Institute (TISI) is based on two technical criteria:
The products are in conformity with the applicable standards.Manufacturers have adequate quality control system to maintain the conformity of the products with the standards.
Product certification procedure of TISI consists of the following:
- Inspection before a licence is granted
- Surveillance after a licence is granted
Inspection before a Licence is Granted
1. Inspection before a licence is granted will be conducted as follows:
1.1 Assessment of the quality control system of the manufacturers
1.2 Evaluation of products
2. Assessment of the quality control system of the manufacturers
The quality control system of the manufacturers will be assessed according to the particular requirements for products certification and the general requirements for products quality control system as follows:
2.1 Factory visit and/or assessment
Factory visit and/or assessment of documents showing the quality control process Quality control system of the manufacturer will be assessed by TISI competent officials during the factory visit. In the case of application to import products and factory visit is not practical, such assessment will be carried out on the documents showing the quality control process of the manufacturers. Factory visit at the factory abroad may be necessary if the quality control documents have proved to be inadequate.
2.2 Examination of the ISO 9000 certificates
Assessment of the quality control system will be exempted for the manufacturers who have been awarded ISO 9000 certificates. Quality management system certificate of the manufacturer for such product or product group will be considered provided that such certificate is issued by the certification body which complies with the following requirements:
- the ISO 9000 certification body which has been accredited by the Office of the National Accreditation Council (ONAC) of Thailand, or
- the ISO 9000 certification body which has been approved by the Industrial Product Standards Council.
However, TISI may conduct additional assessment on the items where the certified quality management system of the manufacturer differ from the particular requirements for products certification and the general requirements for products quality control system or is not complete.
3. Evaluation of products
TISI will evaluate the product against the applicable Thai Industrial Standard (TIS) and the relevant particular requirements for products certification by the one or more of the following procedures:
3.1 Taking sample to be tested by designated laboratory
Sample of product taken by TISI competent officials will be tested by designated laboratory, or laboratory accredited under the scope relevant to such product or product group by Thai Laboratory Accreditation Scheme (TLAS) or laboratory accreditation body which has been approved by the Industrial Product Standards Council.
3.2 Taking sample to be tested at the factory by the factory's staff under supervision of the competent officials
Sample of product will be taken and tested at the factory by the factory's staffs under supervision of TISI competent officials where the factory's laboratory is considered to be completely equipped with specified testing equipment and to have competent personnel.
3.3 Examination of test report
Product sampling for testing will be exempted for the manufacturer whose product testing has been carried out by laboratory which has been approved by the Industrial Product Standards Council. Test report issued by such laboratory will be considered. However, TISI may take sample for additional testing on the items where the test report differs from the applicable standard and the particular requirements for products certification or is not complete.