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, be regularly registered, and must guarantee its traceability.
Can I import organiz fertilizers in Thailand?
ORGANIC fertilizers can be theoretically imported in Thailand. But only Theoretically…
In the past years, only two companies obtained an Organic fertilizer import license, and both are expired and not renewd. Getting permit to import Organic matters is too hard and basically not a priority for the Country, therefore almost impossible.
So, actually NOBODY is allowed to import Organic Fertilizers in Thailand. All the Organic product you find on the market is produced domestically, or imported illegally. In this last case, you won;t be compliant with GACP requirements, and your products won;t be covered by the GACP standards.
Organic fertilizers Import is hence a closed case. Simply, there’s no import.
Organic fertilizers in Thailand: domestic production
Production for internal consumption is NOT subject to license. A grower can freely produce his organic nutrients provided that this doesn’t cause nuisance to the neigbhors. If the product is sold to anyone else, a license is required.
As per many other sectors, there are two main licensing steps:
- Company license – Manufacturing of Organic Fertilizers
- Product registration – Registration and labeling of Organic Fertilizers
In order to get company licenses will need to have a proper venue with specific requirements (you can refer to primary GMP used for all industries, from food to cosmetics).
License release is subject to a documentary analysis, then evaluation of the project and last a physical inspection by DoA officers, at applicant’s cost.
If the plant has less than 50 workers and the machineries has a total power below the 50 hp, plant is considered as laboratory; if one of the two limits is exceeded, plant is classified as industry and needs the additional permits of municipality.
After license has been obtained, phase 2 is product registration.
Product must be sent in laboratory and must be into parameters that vary according to its classification. All product must be covered by a registered trademark. A great attention is given to product safety and controls are quite stringent. The total registration time, in case you don;t have yet a registered trademark, is more than one year.
Can I import soil in Thailand?
The answer is NO, soil can’t be imported in thailand. Only Peat moss can be imported, with lot of requirements, restrictions and permits, that we’ll analyse in a future article.
We can follow the full registration process (company + product) directly in Bangkok with our staff, wherever your company is located.
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