TISI MAY BROADEN LIST OF COMPULSORY STANDARDS
The Thai Industrial Standards Institute (TISI) is considering adding power banks and other electronic goods to its list of compulsory standards because of a rising number of explosions recorded in the past year.
Deputy secretary-general Benjamaporn Ekkachart said the TISI was considering including such products as power banks, juice extractors, mixers and food blenders to its list of compulsory standards from next year.
These products are widely used by general consumers, and when compared with the past, many brands have been found to be of inferior quality, some even exploding, with potential effects on people’s lives and assets.
Producers, importers and distributors of goods on the institute’s list are required to meet certain standards and show the TISI label on their products.
PREMIUM INCOME UP 5% IN H1
In the first half of this year, direct insurance premium income rose 5.07 per cent year on year to Bt382.02 billion, accounting for 7.97 per cent of gross domestic product, according to the Office of the Insurance Commission.
Suthipol Taweechaikarn, OIC secretary-general, said direct premium income from non-life insurance edged up 0.91 per cent to Bt103.95 billion for the first six months, while direct premium income from life insurance advanced 6.71 per cent to Bt278.07 billion.
Among all types of non-life policies, premium income from car insurance was the highest, increasing 1.06 per cent year on year to Bt60.44 billion.
Premium income from ordinary life insurance was the highest in the life category, but it contracted 8.40 per cent year on year to Bt204.77 billion.