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Manufacturing Food Products in Thailand

Manufacturing Food Products in Thailand

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in Thailand and especially the Food Control Division is in charge of supervising the food activities in the country, including the food manufacturer. In order to receive the acceptance to start a food business in Thailand, there are specific rules to take into consideration, therefore, we invite you to ask for assistance and guidance from our experts in company registration in Thailand. Complete information and details about how to open a company in Thailand can be provided by our consultants.

Documents related manufacturing food products in Thailand

The import and manufacturing licenses are mandatory before you start the manufacture of food products in Thailand. A registration of controlled food products before entering the market is necessary after you obtain the approval for food additives to be used, for the labeling and for the promotion.

In order to obtain the manufacturing licence, the plant lay-out needs to be submitted for authorization. A food inspector will also verify the company and especially the food factory. It is good to know that the manufacturing licence can be renewed every 3 years. If your business implies the manufacture of food products that enter in the specific controlled food category, then you should register them. In Thailand, the food processing is one of the country’s important sectors, and if you wish to manufacture food products, it is recommended to ask for information and guidance from our specialists in company registration in Thailand. We remind that the company registration in Thailand is an easy process which can be guided by our representatives.

Conditions for businessmen who wish to import food products in Thailand

If you wish to import food products in Thailand you will need a licence to do so. As a licensed importer, you can deal with numerous types of food that need to be approved by the FDA. The Thai inspectors will also verify the storehouse before they issue the needed license. The dietary products need also to be approved by the Thai FDA, after a label inspection containing the ingredients in the Thai language. As a final exam, the Ministry of Public Health in Thailand will have a closure upon the manufactured or the imported food products, in order to receive the license and to start doing business.

Companies that manufacture food products are also required to comply with the regulations for VAT registration in Thailand when a certain turnover threshold is exceeded. 

No matter the type of business you might want to do, the company registration in Thailand is quite simple, and you can rapidly start your activities after the registration process is completed. As a reminder, the Thai food processing industry is continuously growing every year.

For additional information or details about manufacturing food products, you are invited to contact our company registration agents in Thailand.