Northwest Horticultural Council
Official Language(s): Thai
Please click on the above link for a list of chemical MRLs.
II. CHEMICALS AND ADDITIVE INFORMATION
A. Chemical residue standards:
Thailand has a limited MRL standard for apples, pears and/or cherries. If a chemical does not have an established MRL, and is not included in the hazardous substance Category 4 list, Thailand will accept Codex’s MRLs. Azinphos-methyl (AZM) and endosulfan are currently included on the Category 4 list, and therefore a zero tolerance level is maintained.
B. Monitoring chemical residues:
Thai FDA officials conduct regular screening of incoming fresh fruit shipments for pesticide residues.
C. Restrictions on use of waxes:
III. ORGANIC FRUIT REGULATIONS
Apples: 10% ad valorem
Pears: 30% ad valorem
Cherries: 40% ad valorem
As a result of the ASEAN-China Free Trade Area, Thailand and China have reduced their respective import duties on fresh fruits and vegetables to zero.
Thailand and Australia negotiated a free trade agreement (FTA) in October 2003. Under this FTA, Thailand provided Australian apples and pears duty-free access.
V. NON-TARIFF BARRIERS
A. Labeling requirements:
Name of company must be on label.
B. Licenses and quotas:
C. Currency Issues:
D. Pest and plant disease restrictions:
A Phytosanitary Certificate is required.
E. Other Requirements:
A Certificate of Origin issued by a relevant authority is required for shipments to enter Thailand.
VI. MARKETING REPRESENTATIVES FOR PACIFIC NORTHWEST TREE FRUIT INDUSTRY:
Washington Apple Commission:
Success Marketing Co., Ltd.
Northwest Cherry Growers/Washington State Fruit Commission:
PT & Tatch Ltd.
VII. OTHER RESOURCE LINKS:
- The World Factbook (Central Intelligence Agency)
- Thailand (U.S. Commercial Service/Department of Commerce)
- U.S. Embassy