“The Department of Industrial Works (DIW) plans to revise its Factory Act to make it easier for businesses with good credit, especially in environmental issues, to expand investment”, reports the 3 September 2011 edition of the Bangkok Post. The DIW is the main agency responsible for enforcement of Thailand's Hazardous Substances Act, and therefore plays a pivotal role in product registration. Echoing a sentiment expressed by many importers and factory owners in Thailand, the Director–General of the Department of Industrial Works, Arthit Wuthikaro, said: “inspections by DIW officials in the past were done in the 'wrong' way, with officials often wanting to find fault with businesses instead of providing advice – a way of misusing the law for their own benefit.” The process of amending the law will take approximately one year.
Factory Act Revision Proposed
- By Price Sanond
- September 3, 2011
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