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International Cooperation

The Thai Green Label Scheme implemented by TEI has signed bilateral mutual recognition agreements (MRA) with six Eco Labelling Programs in six countries, including the Environment Development Foundation (EDF) of Taiwan in 2003, Japan Environment Association (JEA) in 2003, Korea Environmental Industry and Technology Institute (KEITI) in 2003, The New Zealand Eco Labelling Trust (NZET) in 2004, Good Environmental Choice Australia (GECA) in 2005 and China Environment United Certification Center Co. Ltd (CEC) in 2007. All recognition agreements in six countries cover: (1) recognition on the laboratory testing, (2) product certification operation system including on-site audit recognition and (3) specific requirements of the criteria. The Scheme also conducted and participated an international cooperation among four countries, including Taiwan, Korea and Japan for Common Core Criteria development in 2002 (paints and Toner cartridge) and 2003 (television, dvd/vcd player and multifunction device). In 2008, the Scheme exercised the MRA with EDF and AELA, respectively, by assisting the afore-mentioned programs to perform on-site assessments in three cases. The S cheme recognize s this MRA mechanism as an international environmental management tool which is capable of synergizing various Eco l abelling programs/actions in order to expand the global market for green products and provide a wider range of environment and resource conservation . All the MRAs are publicly available from the Scheme .

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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