Category Archives: Regulatory and Compliance

Food Regulation in Thailand: navigating announcement 445, 446, 447 and 448

Food Regulation in Thailand

In the vibrant landscape of Thailand’s culinary scene, food regulation stands as a pivotal aspect ensuring consumer safety, product quality, and industry compliance. For businesses operating in the food sector, understanding and adhering to the intricate web of regulations set forth by the Thai FDA (Food and Drug Administration) is paramount. In this article, we… [read more]

Thai FDA Announces New Prohibited Substances for Cosmetics, Including Tetrahydropyranyloxy Phenol

Prohibited Substances for Cosmetics

The recent announcement by the Thai Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regarding the addition of Tetrahydropyranyloxy Phenol, also known as Deoxyarbutin, to the list of prohibited substances for cosmetics is a significant step towards ensuring consumer safety and health in Thailand’s cosmetic industry. Tetrahydropyranyloxy Phenol, an ingredient commonly found in skin-lightening products, has been under… [read more]

Thai FDA Medical Device: Understanding the Impact of Partial 2 Submission Termination

Thai FDA Medical Device

Thai FDA Medical Device process has changed.  Thai FDA’s recent decision to terminate the medical device CSDT dossier in “partial 2” submission has sent ripples through the healthcare industry. With only the “full submission” option remaining effective from February 14, 2024, medical device manufacturers and stakeholders are facing a paradigm shift in regulatory compliance and… [read more]

Withholding Tax in Thailand: A Comprehensive Guide for Businesses

Withholding tax in Thailand

Thailand’s economic landscape is a vibrant and attractive destination for businesses seeking growth opportunities in Southeast Asia. As international businesses explore the potential for company incorporation and licensing in the Kingdom of Thailand, it becomes imperative to grasp the intricacies of the local taxation system. One crucial aspect that demands attention is withholding tax in… [read more]

New Limits for Vitamin and Mineral Regulations for Food Supplements in Thailand

New Limits for Vitamin and Mineral Regulations for Food Supplements in Thailand

Exploring the New Limits for Vitamin and Mineral Regulations for Food Supplements in Thailand Thai FDA implementd on January 4th new limits for  Viatamin and mineral in Food Supplements. Siam Trade Development is your trusted partner in navigating the dynamic landscape of regulatory compliance in Thailand. In line with our commitment to keeping our clients… [read more]

Company Incorporation in Thailand: an overview of DBD’s Increased Fees

Company Incorporation in Thailand

Company incorporation in Thailand: an overview of DBD’s Increased Fees Thailand’s business landscape is witnessing significant changes in its regulatory framework, particularly in the realm of Company Incorporation in Thailand. The Department of Business Development (DBD) has recently implemented a revision of fees associated with company incorporation, imposing a minimum charge of 6,000 THB per… [read more]

Significant Changes in Policies in Wine Taxation in Thailand

Wine Taxation in Thailand

Breaking News: Significant Changes in Policies in Wine Taxation in Thailand to Boost Tourism and Economic Growth In a landmark decision, the Thai Cabinet has approved a set of measures aimed at promoting Thailand as a premier tourist destination and enhancing the local economy. The focus is on transforming the country into a hub for… [read more]

GACP CERTIFICATION FOR HERBAL MEDICAL PRODUCTS

GACP CERTIFICATION FOR HERBAL MEDICAL PRODUCTS

This is the script of a speech (titled GACP CERTIFICATION FOR HERBAL MEDICAL PRODUCTS) that our MD, DIego Sala, had in the 4th CISW MedCann Investment Summit World (Medical Cannabis Investment Summit), held in Bangkok on December 20th, 2023, in the Hotel Intercontinental. GACP CERTIFICATION FOR HERBAL MEDICAL PRODUCTS – a speech by Diego Sala… [read more]

Streamlining Medical Device Registration in Thai FDA: A Comprehensive Guide

Medical Device Registration in Thai FDA

Introducing Medical Device Registration in Thai FDA Navigating the regulatory landscape for medical device registration in Thailand is crucial for manufacturers and distributors aiming to bring their products to market. The Thai Food and Drug Administration (FDA) plays a pivotal role in ensuring the safety and efficacy of medical devices. This comprehensive guide outlines the… [read more]

Medical Cannabis Investment Summit – GACP for Medical Herbal Products

Diego Sala: GACP for Medical Herbal Products

The 4th CISW MedCann Investment Summit World (Medical Cannabis Investment Summit) will be held in Bangkok on December 20th, 2023, at the Intercontinental Hotel Bangkok, from 9 AM to 6 PM.      Siam Trade Development will be there, also in representation of partner Companies, Silk Legal and GACP Asia, in the person of… [read more]

Organic Fertilizers in Thailand

Organic fertilizers in Thailand

Organic fertilizers in Thailand are under the control of the DoA. We recently met them in Bangkok in order to understand procedures for import and manufcturing in Thailand. The first rule is fixed by GACP standards: all the materials used in cannabis cultivation for medical purpose (cannabis is a medical herb!) must be produced/imported legally,… [read more]

Cannabis seeds in Thailand: regulatory landscape

Cannabis seeds in Thailand

Cannabis seeds in Thailand; for every cannabis grower aspiring to apply for a GACP Certification seeds are the first step toward compliance: every single seed must be traceable and regularly imported, Hence the importance of following basic regulatory rules that we summarize in this article. The import of cannabis seeds in Thailand is regulated by… [read more]

Thai GACP requirements vs. European GACP for medical herbs

Thai GACP

What are the differences between Thai GACP requirements and European GACP? This is an important question if you are a Cannabis producer for medical and export sector. The clear direction of Thai Government, even in absebce of the Cannabis and Hemp Act, that will be issued and enforced in 2024, is in total control of… [read more]

Food Import in Thailand – New rules on Quality Certifications

Food Import in Thailand

A new important regulation on Food Import in Thailand has been issued by Thai FDA, effective from October 1st, 2023. All the Quality Standard Certificate necessary to register food in Thai FDA (ISO 22000 or HACCP or GMP), must now be provided in original or certified true copy. Before, a simple copy in PDF was… [read more]

Registering injectable products as cosmetics: is it legal?

injectable products as cosmetics

Registering injectable products as cosmetics: is it legal? On September 22, 2023, FDA published an article on the official page https://oryor.com regarding a raid carried out together with the central investigative police and the public health office. The purpose of the control was to verify the use of cosmetics packaged in vials/ampoule containers used improperly… [read more]

Veterinary Medical Devices for Animals

Veterinary Medical Devices for Animals

Veterinary Medical Devices for Animals is a new niche going to develop quickly, considering that Thai culture is getting always more inclusive with pets. Animals are becoming part of families, so they need prevention and treatments like humans. WHAT IS THE DEFINITION OF MEDICAL DEVICE? Under Thai law, the definition of a medical device is… [read more]

Nominee shareholder in Thai Company

Nominee shareholders in Thai Company

Nominee shareholder in Thai Company are forbidden by law. This is the fact. Is the sadly common “don’t worry my friend, I have big connections” approach used by some “fish market attorney” still working? Let’s see in detail. What is a nominee shareholder? In a nominee shareholding structure the Thai shareholder are deemed to hold… [read more]

TISI License in Thailand

TISI LIcense in Thailand

HOW TO GET TISI LICENSE TO IMPORT INDUSTRIAL PRODUCTS IN THAILAND   TISI license to import industrial products in Thailand is a 4 steps process.   1 Submit the application to access the service through TISI e-license system (e-submission) for product testing and Quality Control system assessment. Request the authorization to import samples for testing… [read more]

Ingredients considered as novel food in Thai FDA

novel food in Thai FDA

Is my ingredient considered as novel food in Thai FDA? How can I evaluate it?   FIRST STEP: MAY MY INGREDIENT BE A NOVEL FOOD IN THAI FDA? The first step to identify a novel food in Thai FDA is to verify if this ingredient is included or not in the food ingredient database. Such… [read more]

New rules for limited company in Thailand

limited company in Thailand

New rules for limited company in Thailand New rules for limited company in Thailand: from March 2023, the Ministry of Commerce will reduce the minimum required shareholders for a Limited Company in Thailand from 3 to 2 shareholders. If confirmed, this will ease the formation of Thai Limited Company and its management. Background On 14… [read more]

Food Repacking Factory in Thailand: we’re in!

Food Repacking Factory in Thailand

We just installed a Food Repacking Factory in Thailand, ready to go. Siam Trade Development increased the services for its clients, by installing a fully licensed Repacking Factory in the venue in Pathum Thani. The factory shall be operating from January 2023 and will be allowed to repack a list of food products on behalf… [read more]

Cosmetic market in Thailand: the guide (Video)

Cosmetic market in Thailand: the guide

Our webinar on Cosmetic Market in Thailand, broadcasted on July 27th in the Chemlinked Platform, was a huge success. 257 subscibers, 75 attendants for the full event, and a positive rating of 96% shows that the argument is interesting and was analyzed with the righ approach. In the event, our Managing Director Diego Sala gave… [read more]

Novel Food Registration in Thailand – a Webinar

Novel Food Registration in Thailand

On July 6th, at 15:00 Bangkok time, our CEO, Dr. Diego Sala had a speech in a Webinar on Novel Food Registration in Thailand, hosted by the platform Chemlinked, located in Guanzhou, China. More than 80 attendants followed the event and after that asked lot of questions, showing that Novel Food Regulation in Thailand is… [read more]