Guide to Sending Parcels to Thailand

Thailand has long been known for the majesty of its elephants, beauty of its beaches, and benevolence of its Buddhism.

But it is bustling Bangkok and its skyscrapers that best shows Thailand's modern, export-driven economy. And the Thais are well equipped to enjoy their good fortune. Over 80% of them use the internet and revenues in e-commerce are enjoying healthy yearly returns.

And that should boom further as Thailand rolls out 5G technology in 2020.

Information for this page came from Thai customs and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations.

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Tracking #:780123123123
Tel: 1-800-463-3339
Signed By: Pikwalia @ Residence
Oct 1, 2020
8:49 am
Hua Hin, HU, TH
Delivered
Sep 30, 2020
7:18 am
Chiang Mai, CH, TH
In transit
Sep 29, 2020
9:03 pm
Ayutthaya, AY, TH
International Clearance
Sep 29, 2020
8:14 am
Bangkok, BA, TH
In transit
Sep 29, 2020
12:17 am
Toronto, ON, CA
In transit
Sep 28, 2020
4:30 pm
Ottawa, ON, CA
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Disclaimer!

While we have made every effort to ensure that the information on this page is accurate, Customs laws and procedures change regularly so it is important to consult a licensed broker in Thailand before shipping any goods.

Types of Shipments

Not all types of shipments are created equal. Shipping a television will require different paperwork, duties, and taxes than shipping an accounting statement, for example.
Shipping Documents Only Image to Thailand

Documents Only

Document shipments to Thailand are to weigh 5 kg or less in order to be exempt from duty and tax charges.

Items considered document only shipments include:

  • Advertising literature, brochures, and pamphlets
  • Annual reports
  • Bids and proposals
  • Blueprints
  • Cash letters
  • Catalogues and price lists
  • Computer print-outs
  • Drawings
  • Intercompany mail
  • Manuals (technical)
  • Manuscripts
  • Maps
  • Newsletters
  • Newspapers, periodicals, and other publications
  • Passports
  • Specification sheets
  • Traveller's cheques
  • Visa applications

The following items will only be considered documents if they abide by the restriction shown.

Item Restriction
Airline Tickets Only if validated
Cheques Limit of 50 kg

Sources:
https://www.ups.com/ga/CountryRegs?loc=en_US

Shipping Gifts to Thailand

Shipping Gifts

All gifts shipped to Thailand from Canada will incur duties and taxes. Thailand does not have an exemption for gifts.

Shipments from Individual-to-Individual

There are no tax and duty exemptions for gifts shipped to Thailand from Canada.

Shipments from Business-to-Business

Gift shipments to a business in Thailand from one in Canada is not exempt from duties and taxes.

Shipments from Business-to-Individual

A gift shipment from a Canadian business to an individual in Thailand will incur duties and taxes. There are no exemptions.


Gift Checklist
  • A commercial invoice must be included with your shipment
  • The words 'Gift Shipment' or 'Unsolicited Gift' are included on the commercial invoice, even if the shipment is sent at Christmas time (see sample)
  • List the items in the parcel and write the value of each
  • Sending more than one gift in the parcel? Wrap and tag each one individually.

Sample Commercial Invoice for Gifts

Ship To Invoice
Mr. Chulalongkorn
Dusit District
Bangkok 10 300
Thailand

Phone: 84 24 37563474
Carrier tracking number: 736534736
General Description:
Personal Shipment / Gift Shipment

Invoice number: 123456MGEP4916926
Customs Broker: UPS
Date: 28 Sep 2020
QTY Description of Goods C/O SubTotal
1 Each Gift Shipment: LEGO Star Wars Rebel UWing Fighter, 659 piece set

CA $79.99
Terms of Sale: None
Total number of packages: 1
Reason for export: Gifts
Contact Name: James Smith
Total Invoice Amount: $79.99
Total Weight: 10.0 lbs
Declaration Statement: I hereby certify that information provided is true and complete to the best of my knowledge


Multiple Gifts in One Shipment

If you are sending more than one gift in a parcel, be sure to wrap and label each one separately.

Sample Commercial Invoice for Gifts

Ship To Invoice
Mr. Chulalongkorn
Dusit District
Bangkok 10 300
Thailand

Phone: 84 24 37563474
Carrier tracking number: 736534736
General Description:
Unsolicited Gift: Consolidated Gift Package

Invoice number: 123456MGEP4916926
Customs Broker: UPS
Date: 28 Sep 2020
QTY Description of Goods C/O SubTotal
1 Each Gift - Roger: LEGO Star Wars Rebel UWing Fighter, 659 piece set

CA $39.99
1 Each Gift - Erica: Handwoven French Canadian Catalogne Blanket

CA $49.99
Terms of Sale: None
Total number of packages: 1
Reason for export: Gifts
Contact Name: James Smith
Total Invoice Amount: $89.98
Total Weight: 10.0 lbs
Declaration Statement: I hereby certify that information provided is true and complete to the best of my knowledge

Sources:
http://www.customs.go.th/list_strc_simple_neted.php?ini_content=individual_160503_03_160922_01&lang=en&top_menu=menu_homepage&left_menu=menu_individual_submenu_01_160421_02
http://aeo.customs.go.th/cont_strc_faq.php?lang=th&top_menu=main_topmenu_170309_01&left_menu=&ini_menu=¤t_id=14232832414b505f47
https://www.ups.com/ga/CountryRegs?loc=en_US


Shipping personal effects/belongings to Thailand

Shipping Personal Effects

Thai citizens returning to Thailand after living in Canada may ship used household effects duty and tax free.

The conditions are:

  • You have owned and used the goods during your stay in Canada
  • You have lived in Canada for at least 1 year
  • The quantities of goods are reasonable in number, i.e. suitable to your family's size

Moving Temporarily

There is no information available at this time regarding moving temporarily to Thailand.

Moving Permanently

If you are either a Thai citizen or non-Thai resident moving to Thailand from Canada, you are allowed to ship your used household effects duty and tax free.

To be exempt from paying duties and taxes, you must follow the conditions below:

  • The goods are in reasonable quantities, i.e. suitable to your family's size
  • You have owned and used the goods before arriving in Thailand
  • You may ship only type of each electrical appliance, e.g. radio, televisions
  • Your goods must arrive no earlier than 1 month before your arrival, and no later than 6 months after

Personal Effects Checklist
  • A commercial invoice must be included with your shipment
  • Indicate 'Personal Effects' on the commercial invoice (see sample)
  • Non-residents must present a non-immigrant visa from the Immigration Department

Sources:
http://www.customs.go.th/cont_strc_simple.php?ini_content=individual_F01_160426_01&ini_menu=menu_individual_submenu_02&lang=en&left_menu=menu_individual_submenu_02_160421_01
https://www.robinsonsrelo.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/FIDI-Customs-Guide-Thailand-2019-04.pdf

Sample Commercial Invoice for Personal Effects

Ship To Invoice
Mr. Chulalongkorn
Dusit District
Bangkok 10 300
Thailand

Phone: 84 24 37563474
Carrier tracking number: 736534736
General Description:
Personal effects being delivered to my new address.

Invoice number: 123456MGEP4916926
Customs Broker: UPS
Date: 28 Sep 2020
QTY Description of Goods C/O SubTotal
5 Pairs Personal Effects: 5 pairs of various types of shoes

IN $40.00
1 Each Personal Effects: Arc'terix Winter Jacket

CA $478.00
Terms of Sale: None
Total number of packages: 1
Reason for export: Personal Effects
Contact Name: James Smith
Total Invoice Amount: $678.00
Total Weight: 10.0 lbs
Declaration Statement: I hereby certify that information provided is true and complete to the best of my knowledge
Shipping Food, Chocolate, Candies to Thailand

Food, Chocolate, Candies

Generally, food cannot be shipped to Thailand without a licence or documentation describing the product. However, some foodstuffs may be shipped as samples* (See UPS site, Commodity Specific Stipulations).

You May Ship

The following items are allowed to be shipped as samples to the maximums shown:

  • Coffee (500 g or less) - See UPS site, Commodity Specific Stipulations
  • Chocolate (1.5 kg)
  • Jams and jellies (16 x 250 g)
  • Sauces (12 x 250 g)
  • Semi-processed foods (30 pieces)
  • Butter and cheese (4 x 300 g)
  • Vinegar (2 L)
  • Mineral waters (12 x 1 L)
  • Food additives (500 g)
  • Flavoring materials (500 g)

Do Not Ship

  • Personal shipments of foods to any individual in Thailand is disallowed by the Thai Food and Drug Administration.

Food, Chocolate, Candies Checklist
  • Clearly indicate 'Food' on the commercial invoice in the General Description or Remarks section (see sample)
  • Ensure that your food, chocolate, or candies may be imported into the country
  • You are not shipping commercial quantities (for any duty & tax exemption)
  • Check with your carrier that they will accept food shipments

Sources:
https://www.ups.com/ga/CountryRegs?loc=en_US

Sample Commercial Invoice for Food, Chocolate, Candies

Ship To Invoice
Mr. Chulalongkorn
Dusit District
Bangkok 10 300
Thailand

Phone: 84 24 37563474
Carrier tracking number: 736534736
General Description:
Food Shipment - Assorted chocolate bars in their original manufacturer's packaging

Invoice number: 123456MGEP4916926
Customs Broker: UPS
Date: 28 Sep 2020
QTY Description of Goods C/O SubTotal
1 Box Nestle Chocolate Bars in original packaging expiring May 2021 (shelf life of 6 months or longer)

CA $20.00
Terms of Sale: None
Total number of packages: 1
Reason for export: Permanent / Sold
Contact Name: James Smith
Total Invoice Amount: $20.00
Total Weight: 10.0 lbs
Declaration Statement: I hereby certify that information provided is true and complete to the best of my knowledge
Shipping Promotional Material to Thailand

Samples

Commercial samples are shipped to encourage orders for products and are not intended to be sold. Commercial samples may be shipped to Thailand from Canada duty free* providing:

  • They are of no commercial value, i.e. cannot be exchanged for money
  • They are to be displayed only
  • They are not restricted or prohibited items
  • The goods stay a maximum of 6 months (this may be extended by approval from the Director General of the Customs Department)

*A security guarantee is required in the amount of 20% of appraised taxes plus 2% of appraised taxes per month.


Commercial Sample Checklist
  • Clearly indicate 'Commercial Samples' on the commercial invoice in the General Description & Detailed Description of Goods (see sample)
  • The item shipped has tearing, perforation, slashing, defacing, or has permanent marking clearing indicating the item as commercial sample
  • A commercial invoice must be included with your shipment

Sources:
http://www.customs.go.th/list_strc_simple_neted.php?ini_content=individual_160503_03_160922_01&lang=en&left_menu=menu_individual_submenu_01_160421_02
https://www.asean.org/wp-content/uploads/images/archive/documents/AEC/customs/DG20-Annex18.pdf

Sample Commercial Invoice for Commercial Sample

Ship To Invoice
Mr. Chulalongkorn
Dusit District
Bangkok 10 300
Thailand

Phone: 84 24 37563474
Carrier tracking number: 736534736
General Description:
Commercial Sample - Not for Resale

Invoice number: 123456MGEP4916926
Customs Broker: UPS
Date: 28 Sep 2020
QTY Description of Goods C/O SubTotal
1 Box Commercial Sample - Advanced reading copy of Dan Brown's novel.

CA $20.00
Terms of Sale: None
Total number of packages: 1
Reason for export: Commercial Sample
Contact Name: James Smith
Total Invoice Amount: $20.00
Total Weight: 10.0 lbs
Declaration Statement: I hereby certify that information provided is true and complete to the best of my knowledge
Sending Promotional material to Thailand

Advertising Material

Advertising literature may be admitted to Thailand duty free* providing the shipment weighs less than 5 kg. Other forms of advertising material intended for general display or for meetings, fairs, and exhibitions, must follow the rules below:

  • The goods may only stay in Thailand for 6 months (this may be extended by approval from the Director General of the Customs Department)
  • In the case of meetings, the goods may only remain in Thailand for 3 months (not extendable)
  • The goods are not for sale

*A security is required in the amount of 120% of the appraised tax plus 2% of tax per month


Advertising Material Checklist
  • Commercial invoice must clearly indicate 'Promotional Material - Not for Resale' (see sample)
  • A detailed description of each item is provided
  • Be sure to abide by the rules mentioned above

Sources:
https://www.ups.com/ga/CountryRegs?loc=en_US
https://www.asean.org/wp-content/uploads/images/archive/documents/AEC/customs/DG20-Annex18.pdf

Sample Commercial Invoice for Promotional Material

Ship To Invoice
Mr. Chulalongkorn
Dusit District
Bangkok 10 300
Thailand

Phone: 84 24 37563474
Carrier tracking number: 736534736
General Description:
Promotional Material - Not for Resale

Invoice number: 123456MGEP4916926
Customs Broker: UPS
Date: 28 Sep 2020
QTY Description of Goods C/O SubTotal
1 Each Promotional Material: Not for Resale. Product pamphlets to hand out at trade show.

CA $163.00
Terms of Sale: None
Total number of packages: 1
Reason for export: Promotional Material
Contact Name: James Smith
Total Invoice Amount: $163.00
Total Weight: 10.0 lbs
Declaration Statement: I hereby certify that information provided is true and complete to the best of my knowledge

Have your goods warranty repaired in Thailand

Repairs

Equipment for repair may be shipped to Thailand from Canada duty free*. The equipment may stay for a maximum of 6 months, however, it may be extended with permission from the Director General of the Customs Department.

*A security guarantee is required in the amount of 120% of appraised taxes plus 2% of appraised taxes per month.

Items Under Warranty

No GST will be charged for equipment and items under warranty that are repaired in Thailand and returned to Canada.

Items No Longer Under Warranty

GST will be charged if an item is sent to Thailand for repairs and is no longer under warranty. GST will be applied to the value of the repair work plus any parts added for the repair, and on any duties charged.

Sending Product for Repair to Thailand

Equipment for repair may be shipped to Thailand from Canada duty free*. The equipment may stay for a maximum of 6 months, however, it may be extended with permission from the Director General of the Customs Department.

*A security guarantee is required in the amount of 120% of appraised taxes plus 2% of appraised taxes per month.

Returning Repaired Product to Thailand

If a piece of equipment has been repaired in Canada, it must be returned to Thailand within 1 year of its departure so that no duties are incurred.


Repair Checklist
  • Commercial invoice must clearly indicate 'REPAIR & RETURN' under the General Description or Remarks, and include the estimated time of return (see sample)
  • Include repair contract with shipment
  • Serial or product number and the cost of repairs should be indicated under the Detailed Description of Goods section
  • Include the original shipping documents or tracking number from when the item was first exported to Thailand or exported to Canada (depending on which case applies)
  • A commercial invoice must be included with your shipment

Sources:
http://www.customs.go.th/data_files/88691df20853d143a73b669fd134065f.pdf
https://www.asean.org/wp-content/uploads/images/archive/documents/AEC/customs/DG20-Annex18.pdf

Sample Commercial Invoice for Warranty Repair

Ship To Invoice
Mr. Chulalongkorn
Dusit District
Bangkok 10 300
Thailand

Phone: 84 24 37563474
Carrier tracking number: 736534736
General Description:
Repair and Return - Watch being sent for repair

Invoice number: 123456MGEP4916926
Customs Broker: UPS
Date: 28 Sep 2020
QTY Description of Goods C/O SubTotal
1 Each Fossil Watch being sent for repair - Model E5, serial # 789456FG7E2 - Repair Cost $76.00

US $163.00
Terms of Sale: None
Total number of packages: 1
Reason for export: Warranty Repair
Contact Name: James Smith
Total Invoice Amount: $163.00
Total Weight: 10.0 lbs
Declaration Statement: I hereby certify that information provided is true and complete to the best of my knowledge
Temporary Imports / Exports for shipments to Thailand

Temporary Imports

Thailand allows the admission of temporary imports duty free* providing they are re-exported within 6 months of their arrival.Temporary imports must arrive in Thailand no earlier than 1 month before, and not later than 6 months, from your arrival.

Examples of goods that qualify for temporary admission include:

  • Equipment used for educational demonstrations and scientific experiments
  • Items for theatrical and musical performances by visiting artists
  • Cinematographic, photographic, and sound recording equipment
  • Tools and equipment used for construction and development work

*A security guarantee is required in the amount of 120% of appraised taxes plus 2% of appraised taxes per month.

Qualifying for Duty & Tax Free Temporary Import

In order to import your goods duty and tax free into Thailand, you can pick from 1 of the 2 Temporary Import Methods listed below.

Each option has its pros and cons. Regardless, each of the following methods requires you to complete a commercial invoice. More details are shown below.

Option # Temporary Import Method Risk of paying
1 Commercial Invoice Only (no other documentation is provided) High - if broker cannot clear goods temporarily
2 Commercial Invoice
+
ATA Carnet
Very Low


1. Complete a Commercial Invoice (CI) only


This is the simplest and quickest option. See example.

NOTE: You should be aware that shipping using this method doesn't guarantee that your items will be imported duty/tax free. Not all brokers will clear goods as temporary imports (i.e. UPS, FedEx, DHL) nor is it a guarantee that customs won't charge any duties and taxes.



2. Commercial Invoice (CI) + an ATA Carnet

Completing an ATA Carnet is great option for items that frequently travel in and out of the country. It's also great because once you have an ATA Carnet, it is accepted by 176 countries worldwide making the application process a one-time thing.

In addition to declaring your commercial invoice as a temporary import, you can get an ATA Carnet for the items that are of temporary nature.

ATA Carnets are beyond the scope of the article however, you can find more information here: http://www.chamber.ca/carnet/

NOTE: It is highly recommended to get an ATA Carnet for items that frequently travel in and out of the country and especially so when it is valued over $2,500 USD


In addition to choosing option 1 or 2, the following conditions must also be met in order to qualify for a duty and VAT free exemption:

  • The goods arrive and leave in the same condition, i.e. they undergo no repairs nor are they used in manufacturing
  • Stay no longer than 6 months in Thailand

Temporary Imports Checklist
  • Commercial Invoice clearly stating 'Temporary Import'. This must be written in the General Description section and the Detailed Description of Goods. (see sample)
  • The goods arrive and leave in the same condition, i.e. they undergo no repairs nor are they used in manufacturing
  • Stay no longer than the period listed above
  • Include your ATA Carnet with your shipment (if applicable)
  • Include the expected return date or the date that it was originally received within the country (whichever applies)
  • Any above listed items not listed in this checklist

Sources:
https://www.asean.org/wp-content/uploads/images/archive/documents/AEC/customs/DG20-Annex18.pdf
https://www.trade.gov/knowledge-product/thailand-business-travel

 

Sample Commercial Invoice for Temporary Imports

Ship To Invoice
Mr. Chulalongkorn
Dusit District
Bangkok 10 300
Thailand

Phone: 84 24 37563474
Carrier tracking number: 736534736
General Description:
Temporary Imports - Trade show booth and display equipment returning Jan 2020

Invoice number: 123456MGEP4916926
Customs Broker: UPS
Date: 28 Sep 2020
QTY Description of Goods C/O SubTotal
1 box Temporary Imports - Trade show booth and display equipment

CA $1032.00
Terms of Sale: None
Total number of packages: 1
Reason for export: Temporary Imports
Contact Name: James Smith
Total Invoice Amount: $1032.00
Total Weight: 10.0 lbs
Declaration Statement: I hereby certify that information provided is true and complete to the best of my knowledge



Permanent Goods / Sold To an individual or business within Thailand

Permanent/Sold Goods

Goods shipped to Thailand from Canada for permanent entry will incur import duties and VAT, and depending on the type of good, also excise taxes.

If you frequently ship sold goods to Thailand, we recommend that you use the services of a Thai customs broker.

Sources:
http://apps.customs.go.th/cont_strc_faq.php?lang=en&top_menu=menu_homepage&left_menu=menu_pbc_03&ini_menu=menu_pbc¤t_id=142328324146505f46

Sample Commercial Invoice for Permanent/Sold Goods

Ship To Invoice
Mr. Chulalongkorn
Dusit District
Bangkok 10 300
Thailand

Phone: 84 24 37563474
Carrier tracking number: 736534736
General Description:
Permanent/Sold: Parts and accessories for Canon B78n camera

Invoice number: 123456MGEP4916926
Customs Broker: UPS
Date: 28 Sep 2020
QTY Description of Goods C/O SubTotal
15 Each Camera Lenses: Canon EF 50mm, Canon EF 85mm & wide-angle lenses.

CA $132.00
Terms of Sale: None
Total number of packages: 1
Reason for export: Permanent/Sold
Contact Name: James Smith
Total Invoice Amount: $1980.00
Total Weight: 10.0 lbs
Declaration Statement: I hereby certify that information provided is true and complete to the best of my knowledge

Required Documents


Shipping packages internationally requires a lot of documentation. This process alone can be confusing and time consuming. So we’ve narrowed down what documents you might need and ranked them based on likeliness of being needed.

Document Type When? Details
Shipping Label / Bill of Lading Always required This is a label provided by the carrier (UPS, FedEx, DHL, etc.). Always required because the carrier needs to know the parcel’s destination.
Commercial Invoice Required for all non-document shipments
For all non-document shipments, you will require 3 copies of the commercial invoice (to be included with your shipping labels - These are for customs purposes and need to be included inside a document pouch outside of the box.

When creating a shipment through the Secureship website, the system will help you create this document automatically.

B13a Required if value exceeds $2,000 per shipment or is a controlled good
A B13a is required if your shipment exceeds $2000 CAD or is a controlled good

Learn more about the B13a form here.
Certificate of Origin (COO) Infrequently required

Allows a reduced or zero-rated import duty.
Canada has a preferential trade agreement with Thailand. A COO proves that an item has been produced, manufactured or processed in Canada.

When an item with a COO is imported into Thailand, it will incur a reduced or zero-rated import duty.
Certificate of Insurance (COI) Infrequently required

Shows that the shipment has been insured.
Banks may request a certificate of insurance when providing letters of credit for the goods. Otherwise, it is generally your choice whether to purchase insurance for the shipment.
ATA Carnet Infrequently required

Used to avoid duties and taxes on shipments of temporary nature.
If you ship goods of temporary nature to and from a country, you can obtain an ATA Carnet to expedite the customs clearance process and ensure that anything of temporary nature is not charged duties and taxes.

See temporary import section
Packaging List Infrequently required Required if value exceeds $2,000 per shipment or is a controlled good.
Packing list Infrequently required

No specific form is required, but generally includes information regarding:

  • The exporter, importer and transport company
  • Date of issue
  • Number of freight invoice
  • Type and number of packages
  • Contents of each package
  • Marks and numbers
  • Net weight, gross weight and measurements of each package

Prohibited & Restricted Imports


Prohibited goods may not enter Thailand, whereas those deemed restricted may enter, but with limits to quantities or requiring a permit.

Prohibited Items

  • Narcotics
  • Pornographic materials
  • Counterfeit goods and items that infringe intellectual property rights
  • Fake bank notes and coins
  • Wildlife protected by international agreements (for example, CITES)
  • Short-wave radios
  • Personal shipments of food
  • Goods displaying an incorrect Thai flag

Restricted Goods

  • Buddha images
  • Foods and food supplements
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Tobacco and tobacco products
  • Antique artefacts or objects
  • Firearms, ammunition, and explosives
  • Toy or replica firearms
  • Automobile and motorcycle parts
  • Plants and their parts
  • Animal carcasses
  • Telecommunications equipment

Sources:
http://www.customs.go.th/cont_strc_simple.php?ini_content=individual_160426_01&lang=en&left_menu=menu_individual_submenu_03_01
https://www.robinsonsrelo.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/FIDI-Customs-Guide-Thailand-2019-04.pdf
https://asean.org/?static_post=thailand-4

Duty & Taxes

Thailand calculates duties based on the CIF value of a shipment (customs value plus insurance plus freight charges).

CIF Value = Customs Value + Insurance Amount + Freight Costs

Knowing the CIF value will enable you to predict how much the recipient will be charged for their goods.

Thresholds

Goods will be exempt from paying duties and taxes if their value is 1,500 THB (about $65 CAD) or less. This is known as the de minimis value.

Currency Thai baht (THB)
Duty Exemption
(De minimis Value)
THB 1,500 (about $65 CAD)
Duty Calculation Method CIF
TAX (VAT)* 7%
Tax Exemption
(De minimis Value)
0 THB
Tax Calculation Method CIF

Duties on Imports

In addition to import duties, certain goods such as tobacco products and alcoholic beverages incur excise taxes. Details for these products may be found here.

The first set of tariff cuts started in January 2019, and once fully implemented 99% of all trade duties will be eliminated.


  • Candy40%
  • Chocolate40%
  • Spirits and Wines54% - 60%
  • Tobacco30% - 72%
  • Books0%
  • Documents0%
  • Video Games & Consoles30%
  • Computers & Laptops0%
  • Tablets0%
  • Mobiles0%
  • Cameras30%
  • Accessories for Electronics0%
  • Coats30%
  • Beauty Products & Cosmetics30%
  • Jewellery30%
  • Shirts & Pants30%
  • Home Appliances30%
  • Toys30%
  • Sports Equipment30%

Sources:
http://www.customs.go.th/list_strc_simple_neted.php?ini_content=individual_160503_03_160922_01&lang=en&left_menu=menu_individual_submenu_01_160421_02
https://santandertrade.com/en/portal/international-shipments/thailand/customs-procedures
http://itd.customs.go.th/igtf/en/main_frame.jsp
https://uk.practicallaw.thomsonreuters.com/Document/I2ef129941ed511e38578f7ccc38dcbee/View/FullText.html?transitionType=SearchItem&contextData=(sc.Search)
http://emerging-markets-research.hktdc.com/business-news/article/ASEAN/Import-Export-Procedures-of-Thailand/asean/en/1/1X000000/1X0ABLVE.htm
https://asean.org/?static_post=thailand-4

Thailand Shipping Insurance


You can purchase insurance through Secureship and it is provided by the carrier that will be transporting your shipment.

Each carrier will charge a different amount per $100 of declared insurance. If you indicate that you need insurance for your shipment our system will automatically include the insurance costs for your shipment.

Insurance is great to have in case your package is accidentally lost or damaged by the carrier. But be careful, not everything you ship is insurable. Worse - even if your package contains items that are insurable, if it doesn’t meet the ISTA 3A packaging standard, the insurance purchased through the carrier would not be available to you.

Here are some items that cannot be insured by the carrier:

  • Personal belongings
  • Antiques
  • Artwork
  • Liquids (including alcohol)
  • Television
  • Jewelry in excess of $500
  • Perishable goods
  • Glass or Ceramic
  • And many more items

For more information, please see the carrier's terms and conditions.

Questions about Shipping to Thailand



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How can I ship my luggage?

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How do I get a FedEx shipping estimate / FedEx quote to Thailand?

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How do I ship gifts to Thailand?

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