It is undeniable that there are countless products in today’s market. These commodities have diverse levels of quality and hold different standards depending on the country of production. This is why “product certification marks” are crucial, in order to determine the quality of the product and authenticity of the brand or business.
For entrepreneurs looking to do export or wholesale business in Thailand, there are 7 product certification marks you ought to know before entering the market, to ensure that you will acquire products from manufacturers that are up to standards.
1. TISI Certification
TISI stands for “Thai Industrial Standards Institute,” and the standard was established under the Ministry of Industry to control the quality of consumer goods. TISI standards are developed according to Thai government policy to provide consumer safety, environmental protection, and natural resource preservation. In addition, it governs the characteristics of product manufacturing, such as quantity, material quality, and packaging standards.
Currently, the TISI certification consists of two types with different certification marks which are:
- Voluntary Certification Mark – Voluntary certification may be submitted only by manufacturers in Thailand and can do so at their own demand.
- Mandatory Certification Mark – Manufacturers that deal in certain products are subjected to mandatory certification for the safety of consumers. Most importantly, products that fall into this category must be produced or imported and sold only distinguished with the mandatory certification mark.
TISI is one of the first certification marks wholesale businesses should look for when doing business with Thai manufacturers.
2. GMP Certification
GMP certification or “Good Manufacturing Practice” is an international standard that ensures the hygiene, safety, and overall integrity of food manufacturers. GMP sets the standards such as factory and personnel hygiene, disease-carrying pests and animal control, machine and equipment cleanliness, water and chemical usage are all controlled and meet the set standards.
3. HACCP Certification
The HACCP certification or “Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point” follows the GMP certification. HACCP is a management system in which food safety is managed through the analysis and control of biological, chemical, and physical hazards to safeguard against dangerous contaminants during food production. It is an international standard accepted by manufacturers and consumers alike. If you are planning to export food products, it is recommended to partner up with a manufacturer that possesses the HACCP Certification mark.
4. Q Mark
For wholesalers who deal with agricultural goods in Thailand, the “Q mark” is the certification mark you should look for. It is a safety mark certified by the National Bureau of Agricultural Commodity & Food Standards (ACFS). Q mark assures that the agricultural goods production process meets the bureau’s standard, as they will conduct a thorough inspection for any contamination in the product. Moreover, manufacturers must first acquire the GAP, GMP, and HACCP before obtaining the Q Mark.
5. FDA Certification
The FDA or Food and Drugs Administration is a well-known standard throughout the globe. The FDA standard governs the quality of products such as medicine, cosmetics, food, and supplements. It is aimed toward protecting and preventing consumers from health hazards occurring from food consumption. Any entrepreneurs who are just starting their export business are advised to make connections with manufacturers with FDA certification marks, because it is the standard that is accepted in most countries.
6. ISO Certification
International Organization for Standardization is a certification that looks at a management system, manufacturing process, service, or documentation procedure and ensures the quality, safety, and efficiency of a production or service system. ISO certifications exist in various industries, from energy management and social responsibility to medical devices and energy management. Additionally, each given certification has separate standards and criteria and is classified numerically. It endorses the collaboration in setting standards between different countries, which is why ISO certification is yet another standard recognized internationally.
7. Halal Certification
The Central Islamic Committee of Thailand is responsible for issuing the Halal certification. In order to ensure that people of Islam religion can safely consume the product. The certification is primarily seen on food, drinks and beverages, personal hygiene products, and even pharmaceutical goods.
All the 7 certification marks mentioned above are the general certification standards that new entrepreneurs should keep in mind when doing business with manufacturers. This ensures that your business will receive the best products that are up to the standards of production, safety, and quality. On the other hand, customers and buyers can also use these certification marks to determine the quality and safety of the products before making a purchase.
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