Is country specific certification required or is CE/FCC approval sufficient?

  • Country specific certification required

What is the lead time to obtain type approval?

  • 4-5 weeks

Are there any marking or logo requirements?

  • No marking requirements.

Is in country testing required or can we leverage existing FCC or CE test reports?

  • We can leverage your CE Mark test reports as part of the application process. Contact CSIA for more details.

What are the types of equipment that would require approval in this country?

  • Most products using telecom technology such as WIFI, Bluetooth, cellular and satellite.

Do I need an in country local representative or local certificate holder?

  • A local representative is required.

Type approval in Thailand synapse

Thailand does not have any special approval process for importing for field test or trials samples before your obtain your type approval certificate from Thailand.
Your importer should be familiar with obtaining an import-to-export approval or permit that allows field samples to be imported.
Telecommunication equipment subject to Supplier ‘s Declaration of Conformity (SDoC) scheme is the equipment for which the NTC had prescribed technical standard or technical requirement, but the NTC does not require such equipment to be registered or certified. In this case, supplier has an obligation to provide written attestation that the equipment conforms to such standard or requirement using Supplier’s Declaration of Conformity (SDoC) form.

Thailand update

April 2024

The Office of the Consumer Protection Board (OCPB) in Thailand has recently issued an announcement regarding labeling requirements for personal computers and computer equipment. This significant update, which came into effect on November 1, 2023, outlines specific guidelines for labeling these products within the Thai market.

Draft Notification on Radio Communications Equipment Used Frequency 5.925-6.425 GHz
​This addendum is to inform that the Office of The National Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission (NBTC) has proposed to withdraw Notification of the National Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission on Technical Standard for Telecommunication Equipment: Radio communications equipment used frequency 5.925-6.425 GHz (NBTC TS 1039-2566 (2023)) and replace it with this draft Notification (NBTC TS 1039-256X (202X)).
This revised standard specifies the minimum technical characteristics required for radio communications equipment operating in the 5.925-6.425 GHz bands.
This draft Notification of the National Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission will come into force on the day following the date of its publication in the Government Gazette.

December 2023

The National Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission (NBTC) has released a checklist specifying the test items to be inspected in order to assess the compliance of LTE equipment implementing 3GPP Band 46 with the applicable regulations.

June 2023

The National Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission (NBTC) has published an amendment to their regulation compiling all the technical conditions available for the frequency license-exempt operation of radio equipment and the conformity assessment procedures applicable

October 2021

The Thai Industrial Standards Institute (TISI) has published two mandatory safety requirements that will become effective on March 29, 2022:

TIS2779-2562 – Safety Requirements for Double Capped LED-Lamps and for Fluorescent Lampholders and


TIS2780-2562 – Safety Requirements for Self-Ballasted LED-Lamps for General Lighting Services by Voltage

Higher than 50 V.

February 2020

NBTC of Thailand has released rule regarding the use of 5G in their country.

Contact CSIA for more information.

November 2019
The National Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission of Thailand (NBTC) opened the LTE Band 28 and introduced new technical standards to NBTC TS 1027-2560.

This new technical standard states that all LTE equipment manufactured and distributed in Thailand must comply with NBTC TS 1027-2560, the standard for International Mobile Telecommunications using Technology Evolved Universal Terrestrial Radio Access. Frequency bands that require test reports for NBTC approval are as follows:

GSM:  900 and 1800
WCDMA:  bands 1, 3, 5, and 8
LTE:  bands 1, 3, 5, 8, 40, LAA/eLAA 46, and 28All WWAN products using this band and applying for approval will need accompanying RF and SAR/EMF test reports.

April 2019

The National Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission (NBTC) released a new regulation establishing additional labelling requirements related to the need of additional licences before possessing, using or installing radiocommunication equipment.

May 2018

Thailand – New Standard Issued for 78‑79 MHz and 245‑247 MHz Bands

Thailand’s National Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission (NBTC) issued NBTC TS 1002‑256, replacing standard NTC TS 1002‑2553. This new standard was effective as of February 24, 2018 and the main changes affect bandwidth, rated carrier power, and frequency deviation. Please note, there is no change to the Type Approval schemes for products operating in these bands requiring National Class B certification, and no impact to products that have already been approved based on the previous standard.

February 2018:

Thailand - Frequency Band Criteria for Wireless Microphones

Thailand’s National Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission (NBTC) recently issued a document detailing the criteria for frequency band usage for wireless microphones as a supplement to the new standard for wireless microphones. Major points are detailed below:

The 803-806 MHz band can be used for wireless microphones effective immediately.
Use of the 694-703 MHz and 748-758 MHz bands will be permitted starting January 1, 2021. Although Type Approval can be sought from June 1, 2018, import and use for these frequencies will only be permitted from 2021 forward.
The three new bands are all license-exempt.

Type Approval certificates issued under the old standard for 794-806 MHz wireless microphones will continue to be valid until December 31, 2020. After this transition period, these Type Approval certificates will become invalid and manufacturers should apply for new Type Approval certificates under the new standard. All wireless microphones using 794-806 MHz should be adjusted to 803-806 MHz before December 31, 2020.

As regulations change from time to time in many countries you should contact CSIA for up to date information.

CSIA can also provide supporting services should your company not be able to meet country specific requirements such as a local representative, local certificate holder, translating documents into the native language, etc. Contact CSIA at (503) 489 8006 or for all your FCC certification, CE certification, Industry Canada and International Approval needs.


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