Main Ports, Bangkok Area

Temporary Importation Methods for Duty-Free Entry

Import License Applications

Re-Export or Local Sale of Temporarily Imported Exhibition Cargo

Thailands Customs Regulation

 

    1. CUSTOMS REGULATIONS


    Thailand

    1.1 Temporary Import

    Applicable:

    Yes

    Validity of period:

    3 months for sea freight & 2 months for air freight

    Extensions possible:

    Yes

    Duration of each period:

    1 month

    Number of extensions:

    once


    1.2 Temporary Import Bond

    Bond provided by the on-site forwarder:

    No, unless venue is bonded warehouse

    Bank guarantee provided by:

    Exhibitors/ freight forwarder

    Cash deposit provided by:

    Exhibitors/ freight forwarder

    Others:

    -

    Temporary import bond calculation:

    140% - 160% on duty & vat amount

    Duty and VAT deposit:

    -


    1.3 ATA Carnet

    Accepted:

    Yes

    Restrictions if any:

    Goods must be returned after show

    Letter of power of attorney in favor of the clearing agent required:

    Yes


    1.4 Customs Clearance Time (standard dry cargo)

    Sea cargo LCL:

    14 days before show day

    Sea cargo FCL:

    14 days before show day

    Air cargo:

    7 days before show day


    Shipments requiring import permits will require longer clearance times.

    1.5 Duties and Taxes

    Clearing facilities for:

    Duties / VAT / CIT:

    Samples / Giveaways

    20% - 40%

    Brochures / Leaflets

    10%

    VAT / GST

    7%

    Other local taxes

    -


    1.6 Documentation required

    Language:

    English

    Currency:

    US Dollars or currency of shipping country

    Dimensions:

    in metric

    Documents to be sent in advance by fax or as email attachment:

    Commercial invoice, packing list, Bill of lading or Airway bill, and product catalogue, if available. Indicate permanent entry items, such as giveaways and brochures from other exhibition materials.

    Bank guarantee:

    To be issued by local bank.


    1.7 Prohibited Exhibits

    Absolutely prohibited:

    -

    Restricted exhibits:

    Food, Drinks, weapons, animals, medicine, electrical and communications equipment/satellite equipment & etc.

     Above list is not complete. Forwarder will review details and advise in detail.

    2 CONSIGNATION / DEADLINES


    2.1 Consignation

    Consignee:

    Full name & address of freight forwarder

    Notify:

    Same as consignee


    2.2 Deadlines for Documents

    Number of days prior to goods' arrival POD

    Sea cargo:

    7 days

    Air cargo:

    3 days


    2.3 Deadlines for Shipments

    Number of days from arrival airport/seaport; prior opening date of show

    Sea cargo LCL:

    14 days

    Sea cargo FCL:

    14 days

    Air cargo:

    7 days

     

    3 GENERAL INFORMATION


    3.1 Main Exhibition Sites and On-Site Facilities

    Name of Exhibition Site:

    Customs office:

    Permanent handling:

    BITEC, BANGKOK

    YES
    (Bonded warehouse)

    NO

    IMPACT, BANGKOK

    YES
    (Bonded warehouse)

    NO

    QSNCC, BANGKOK

    NO

    NO

    BCC, BANGKOK

    NO

    NO

    PEACH, PATTAYA

    YES
    (Bonded warehouse)

    NO


    3.2 Normal Business Hours

    Monday - Friday

    Saturday

    Sunday

    0830 - 1700 HRS

    NO

    NO


    3.3 Main Holidays

    IN 2003: 1 JAN, 1 FEB, 17 FEB, 7 APR, 14-16 APR, 1 MAY, 5 MAY, 15 MAY, 14 JUL, 12 AUG, 23 OCT, 5 DEC, 10 DEC, 31 DEC. Additional holidays may be added for elections, special occasions.


    3.4 Payment Facilities

    Currency:

    US Dollars

    Terms of payment:

    30 days

     

    4 SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS


    4.1 Fumigation

    Not required for importation into Thailand at this time.


    4.2 Certificates

    Food: Health Certificates, Cosmetics :Certificate for free sales, Food & Drug analysis


    4.3 Censorship

    Video, VCD and DVD

     

    5 IMPORTANT REMARKS

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    All information contained herein is subject to change. The association does not take responsibility for any changes, errors and omissions arising from this publication.

 

 

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