Private sector calls for standardised logistics

April 13, 2020 | 11:29
The private sector of Thailand will ask the Thai government to speed up introducing the same practices for logistics procedures nationwide that now exist in a patchwork applied differently across various provinces.
private sector calls for standardised logistics
Inconsistent requirements by provinces caused confusion. (Photo: bangkokpost.com)

According to Suphan Mongkolsuthree, Chairman of the Federation of Thai Industries (FTI), the same practices nationwide are desperately needed because each province or checkpoint has come up with different requirements.

Some provinces and checkpoints ask for invoices and goods purchase orders, while some require a certificate from the Fishery Department for fishery products, he cited.

Thai Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha announced an emergency decree that came into force on March 26 and runs through the end of April.

A nationwide curfew was later added, banning all people from leaving their home from 10pm to 4am, from April 3 until further notice.

The measures aimed to contain the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Logistics activities, however, are still allowed to ensure a sufficient supply of goods.

Suphan said the mess is yet to cause a shortage of goods and food, but to facilitate logistics procedures and make logistics and delivery services smoother, the government should announce the same practices as soon as possible.

VNA

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