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Standards agency cracks down on firms for smuggling, selling low quality products

By THE NATION

 

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The Thai Industrial Standards Institute (TISI) recently seized a cache of products that were brought into the country illegally through the National Single Window (NSW) system as well as a stock of low-quality goods that were falsely given the TISI stamp.

 

 

TISI conducted a check of 191 items that had been found through the NSW and found in late June that three importers had brought items that their import licemse did not allow.

 

The three companies are Juthawan Molitec, GH Lighting and Estima Tyre and had illegally imported steel products, light bulbs and tyres respectively.

 

Wanchai Panomcha, TISI secretary general, said the agency has also learned that Juthawan Molitec had imported products illegally five times between March 2019 and June 2020 and that all three importers will be prosecuted.

 

TISI has also ordered its team to check 36 online marketplaces to see whether the products sold through them meet TISI standards or not.

 

TISI also recently found two companies selling below-standard goods both online and in stores.

It also found 32,722 light bulbs and fans worth around Bt4.1 million had been given the TISI logo without permission. TISI also found low-quality bulbs and lamps sold under the brand MV Comm valued at around Bt50,000.

 

Source: https://www.nationthailand.com/news/30390761

 

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5 year guarantees on light bulbs someone is having a laugh lucky if you get 5 months 

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Selling low quality products? That'd be about 99.99% then. Made in China.

 

Trying to get quality products into Thailand.. Amazon & DHL:

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Please be informed that this shipment has arrived in Thailand and subjected to customs formal clearance which original passport is normally required for paperless registeration as an importer.  

Back to Thai and Chinese <deleted> then.

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9 hours ago, rooster59 said:

stock of low-quality goods

Obvious "fakes" available on Chinese e-commerce (ref Phys.org);- (I am sure Mr Calvin would object)

 

Ababis' and 'Star Wnrs': Knockoffs thrive in China e-commerce

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13 hours ago, rooster59 said:

Standards agency cracks down on firms for smuggling, selling low quality products

What's the Difference  Importing,Smuggling ,Selling Illegal Chine stuff, Whilst we have all Inferior stuff already made in Los.

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On 7/4/2020 at 6:19 AM, Laughing Gravy said:

I would only buy things from TESCO, Big C etc who would permit the return of faulty goods.

Last year I was looking around for a new kitchen blender.

Big C had a model that looked fine but on enquiry only offered a 7 day return, after that you had to send it back to the manufacturer... China!!
Downstairs in an appliance shop they had exactly the same model 100 baht cheaper with a one year guarantee, take it back to them with the receipt!

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When will the Thai Industrial Standards Institute (TISI) apply some standards to construction especially with regards to electrical and plumbing installations.  If standards are, or have been, applied the standards are in dire need of upgrading. 

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1 hour ago, Laughing Gravy said:

Glad you found a place with a lengthy guarantee. Sadly it is the few instead of the many places that does this.

The glaring warranty labels on many appliances are misleading.  I have several in-line water pumps with a prominent label indicating a 5 year warranty.  when the pumps quit working,

as they often do, and warranty work was requested I was informed that the warranty was only for the motor not for the pump. 

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