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Do I need NBTC certification to sell Digital TVs in Thailand?

Short answer: Yes, you need both an NBTC and TISI certificate for digital TVs.

Long answer: The NBTC has regulated the scope of technical standards for digital terrestrial television receivers, which are capable of receiving a digital television signal in the Second Generation Digital Terrestrial Television Broadcasting System (DVB-T2) in both Standard Definition (SD) and High Definition (HD) formats, for both receivers with a display screen (Integrated Digital Television, iDTV) and receivers without a display screen (set-top box).


The NBTC also regulates the scope of technical standards for DVB-S, DVB-S2 for both receivers with a display screen and receivers without a display screen (set-top box), as well as internet set-top boxes.


The type of digital television receiver also covers portable or mobile receivers, vehicle receivers and any other device that is used without relying on the supply mains, either directly connected or through a power adapter.

The bottom line is that legally, it is mandatory to obtain NBTC certification for the digital TV and internet set-top box prior to operation and sale in Thailand.

How the process works

Before making your product available to your customers, it must undergo the systematic NBTC evaluation process in order to meet the specified standard. If you don’t meet the standard you risk breaching the norms, and the Thai government can take adverse action against you.

By outsourcing NBTC approval to Zergo, we help you to become fully aware and adhere to the relevant requirements. Zergo’s extensive knowledge about NBTC certification requirements and standards optimizes your product’s value and eases your approval quest, allowing you to operate freely and sell legally all over Thailand.

We are a one-stop certification shop

We understand how crucial it is for a business to keep up with Thailand standards, and there are products that require more than one certification. As the leading Thailand product certification agency, we take care of any necessary certifications to cover everything you need.

Fast, knowledgeable and thorough

No matter where you are in the world, we provide seamless communication, guide you on required documents, prepare accurate applications, submit your project to NBTC, help you solve approval issues and support you throughout the approval processes until you achieve the NBTC certification you need. If we need to act fast in order to achieve your certification in the shortest possible lead time, we do this without compromising the quality of our work.

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