NBTC found that a lot of NBTC staffs (around 20-30 staffs) got infected by Covid-19. On Friday July 9, 2021, NBTC has arranged 100% Covid-19 swab test to its employees. It is found that there are some more NBTC staffs got infected. On July 12, 2021, NBTC decided to implement as follows;
1) For type approval department, NBTC will operate only on Tuesday and Thursday during July 12-23. There is no technical staff to support application at all, only admin staff will be available.
SDoC: NBTC will not be able to register SDoC during July 12-23. They will resume SDoC registration process after July 27. So for SDoC, we expect to operate after July 27. (lead time is 3-4 days after receiving complete documents).
Class A and class B: NBTC will accept class A and class B application without checking and allow applicant to pay application fee. After July 26, applications will be assigned to technical officers. In case any lacking of documents, NBTC will send letter to applicants to provide in addition. Lead time for application with complete documents during July 12-23 will be around 3-4 weeks. Lead time for application with complete documents after July 23 will be around 2-3 weeks.
2) For license department (trade license, NBTC ID, import license, label purchase): license department will operate only on every Tuesday and Thursday during July 12-23. There will be only 10% of NBTC staffs to support applications. We expect that lead time for trade license, NBTC ID, import license, label purchase may be delayed up to 2 weeks after receiving complete documents. (Normal lead time is not over 1 week)