Why is local representative necessary?
Given the fact that the NBTC and TISI have prescribed criteria for conformity assessment of products, they also regulate on qualifications of the applicant for the assessment to be performed. The applicant who applies for the conformity assessment must meet the following qualifications:
1. Being an individual of Thai nationality, or
2. Being a juristic person registered under Thai law.
In the case of a juristic person registered under foreign laws or located abroad, the application must be made by a representative who is an individual or a juristic person of Thai nationality. This is the reason why you need a local representative to apply for TISI or NBTC certifications.
If I have my importer in Thailand, can they be the applicant?
Yes, you can let your Thai importer be a local representative to apply for TISI and NBTC certification. On top of that, there is no additional cost to your local representative.
I get the picture. What do I have to provide you with for my importer?
The most common requirements are their company name and address, a reliable contact name and an email address that can be contacted for essential documents.