Thailand: An Update on Recent Thai Regulations on Animal Feed Imports

Thailand has enacted several new regulations that restrict imports of feed and feed ingredients containing certain animal proteins. Thailand failed to notify the WTO for comments from its trading partners on these regulations. USDA has requested Thailand adopt the system approach to plant approvals, but Thailand has not responded to the request so it remains in the position of requiring that each exporter’s plant be inspected. This discrepancy in audit approach, if not resolved, will affect exports of U.S. animal-protein feed ingredients in 2018. In 2016, Thailand imported U.S. $5.3 million of bone and bone meal, a subcategory of the affected feed ingredients from the United States. 

Thailand: An Update on Recent Thai Regulations on Animal Feed Imports