Describes standards, identifies the national standards, accreditation bodies, and lists the national testing organization(s) and conformity assessment bodies.
The Thai Industrial Standards Institute (TISI) is the national standards organization for Thailand under the Ministry of Industry. TISI is a member of the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) and the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC). TISI also participates in the International Accreditation Forum (IAF) and the International Laboratory Accreditation Cooperation (ILAC). In Southeast Asia, TISI is a member of the ASEAN Consultative Committee for Standards and Quality (ACCSQ). TISI is also a member of the Standards and Conformance Subcommittee (SCSC) under the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) organization and represents Thailand in the Pacific Area Standards Congress (PASC). Thailand follows ISO guidelines to synchronize standards with its trade partners.
TISI develops both mandatory and voluntary Thai Industrial Standards (TISs) to suit the needs and the growth of industry, trade, and economy of the country. TISI publishes a work program every six months with its plan for standards development for Thailand. Thai Standards are developed according to the government policy in consumer protection and industrial promotion to be competitive in the world market, environmental protection, and natural resources preservation. There are two types of TSI product certifications with different certification marks: voluntary and mandatory certification marks.
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The Office of National Standardization Council (ONSC) of Thailand is part of TISI that is responsible for the impartiality of accreditation activities, including certification bodies, inspection bodies, and laboratory accreditation. Through the process of the Thai accreditation system, the Office of National Standardization Council gives formal recognition that a conformity assessment body is competent to carry out specific functions or tasks according to relevant international requirements. TISI issues product certifications according to established Thai standards and is an accredited body for ISO and Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points (HACCP) certifications in Thailand.
Testing, Inspection, and Certification
The Government of Thailand requires a compulsory certification of 129 products in eighteen sectors, including food, civil and construction materials, consumer goods, electrical appliances and accessories, steel, electric power, plastic, chemistry, ceramic, lighting, concrete, medical devices, rubber and rubber products, surface coatings, chemical, mechanical engineering, petroleum, and vehicles. Certification of other products is on a voluntary basis. Industrial products that have TISI certification are generally regarded as having high standards and good quality. Thailand is part of the ASEAN Economic Community, and as such, Mutual Recognition Agreements (MRAs) are effective for compulsory standards of certain electrical products traded between Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, and Vietnam. Eligible products for MRAs must meet the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) or its equivalent standards.
Thailand Accreditation is operated under the National Standardization Act B.E. 2551 (2008) as one single network that includes the National Bureau of Agricultural Commodity and Food Standards (ACFS), Department of Medical Sciences (DMSc), and Department of Science Services (DSS, and Office of the National Standardization Council (ONSC)
The Office of National Standardization Council (ONSC) is Thailand’s official accreditation body:
Office of National Standardization Council (ONSC)
Contact Person: Mr. Chaivichit Likitaporn, Director
Tel: (662) 430-6825 Ext. 1400
All authorized laboratories are required to be accredited under the scope relevant to such products or products groups by the Thai Laboratory Accreditation Scheme (TLAS), the office of National Standardization Council (ONSC), or a laboratory accreditation body that has been approved by the International Laboratory Accreditation Cooperation (ILAC).
Thai Industrial Standards Institute, Ministry of Industry
Call Center Service: (662) 430-6829 Ext. 3000 or 430-6834 Ext. 2450, 2451