A Study of ASEAN Economic Community Effect on the Nong Khai FDA Checkpoint Operation

  • Pairatana Pratumtong Consumer Protection and Pharmaceutieal, Nong khai province, Public Health Office
  • Wipaporn Oungkanussorn Consumer Protection and Pharmaceutieal, Nong khai province, Public Health Office
  • Chalermrat Prasertsang Consumer Protection and Pharmaceutieal, Nong khai province, Public Health Office
Keywords: Thai FDA Checkpoint, imported health product, imported health product value, ASEAN Economic Community, resource management

Abstract

This study aimmed to determine statistical data on the effects of the ASEAN Economic
Community (AEC) on the implementation of Nong Khai Thai FDA Che ckpoint in inspecting
imported health products in term of the number of health produc t items and the value of
imported health products, also to provide resources according to 4M (Man, Money, Material,
and Management). The research was collected data 6 years that between before and after opening
the AEC 3 years (2013 - 2018). The data was described as descriptive statics by using percentage
and inferential statistics by using Paired t-test for Mean and Pearson Correlation on a main
hypothesis (H0) that the results of the Nong Khai Thai FDA Checkpoint before and after opening
the AEC 3 years will not statistically significant difference. The results revealed that a large
inspection of items and value of imported health products since before and after opening AEC
(2013 – 2018) increased in the similar direction (Pearson Correlation coefficient (r) > 0.8) and
statistically significant differences (P-value (α) < 0.05). Moreover, it was found that after 2017
there were food products and more health products: cosmetics and medical device products.
It is clear that the government officers have to more a huge inspect the imported health products
as statistically significant. Finally, a resource providing found that has increased both the FDA
Checkpoint staff, budget, space and equipment in the operation. As well as coordinate with
the department that works at the 1st Thai-Laos Friendship Bridge border checkpoint both in
the country and the Lao People's Democratic Republic. Thus, to increase ability of Nong Khai
Thai FDA Checkpoint to support the outcome of the AEC, it should be Increase readiness in terms
of resources used in operations and enhance cooperation at the level of agencies that operate
both domestically and internationally.

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Published
2020-03-18
Section
บทความวิจัย