Currently, for exporters, the export of goods to the Asian market is a safe step as this is a region less affected as well as the ability to recover from Covid. Exporting goods to European countries is an issue that exporters need to consider carefully. These European countries are sitting down under a “Punch” of the Covid epidemic, which is a heavy blow to the economy for these countries. They are both struggling against the Covid epidemic, and fighting to revive a severely and seriously damaged economy.

Examine the markets of Asia, Thailand and Vietnam with long-lasting trade relationship; The two countries are now important economic partners of each other. Over the past time, trade turnover between Thailand and Vietnam has always grown steadily and impressively. In 2019, trade turnover between Thailand and Vietnam has reached more than US $ 17 billion. Currently, Vietnam is Thailand’s fifth largest trading partner (Vietnam is Thailand’s fourth largest export market, after the United States, China and Japan).

To import goods into Thailand, more than one hundred items require a product quality certificate from the Thai Industrial Standards Institute (TISI). Those are items belonging to the field of Civil and construction material, Consumer’s products, Electrical/electronic engineering, Fluid, Food, Heat transfer, Medical, science, etc. These areas are directly related to humans and human health factors. Therefore, it is essential that Thailand sets standards for commodities related to these sectors.

In the past, there were very few steel products listed on the list of products that must be certified for product quality, however, along with the increase in supply is the increase in demand. To ensure the quality of the products as well as to protect consumers and manufacturers in the country. Thailand has set a standard for many kind of steel such as Steel bars for reinforced concrete, Hot-rolled structural steel section, Hot-rolled carbon steel coil, strip, plate and sheet for general structure, and upcoming Cold-formed structural items. steel sections for general structure (Effective day: February 23, 2021) are also included in this list.

It can be seen that Thailand is gradually tightening the protection barrier for imported goods into this market, and the future is somewhat more difficult for steel importers to Thailand. The delay in registering product quality as a step back for importers, and then while other importers having Quality certificates for their goods are massively entering Thailand market, the remaining importers are still struggling with the registration procedures. Thus, the registration of goods quality is considered as “leapfrogging” the import trend for countries with quality requirements for goods coming into their countries.

The process of registering product quality in Thailand is not easy but not too complicated, mainly in the preparation of documents. The normal process goes through the following steps:

Step 1: Apply for a certification

Step 2: Prepare documents and sample for factory audit

Step 3: Factory audit by TISI auditors

Step 4: Obtain a certificate.

Refer to the detailed procedure in the following article:

In order to quickly obtain quality certificates for goods, MRS Team with market knowledge and technical barrier regulations are available to support factories on this regulation.

To know more detail about TIS Certificate, please contact us at:

Ms Gracie –  Juridical Executive of MRS Steel


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