FOREIGNERS COMING TO THAILAND:
With a work permit with over 6 months
left you can ship your personal belongings to Thailand. For retirees
coming to live in Thailand please ask us as you will need a customs
clearance agent to work for you in Thailand.
(original) with copies
or resident visa valid for one year
|3/. Work Permit
(original) or copy of B.O.I. Letter (to Customs) valid for one
year. Show this on arrival of goods.
copies, legible and in English) showing the followingdetails:
Packing (carton, wrapped, crated, etc.) Electrical appliances
you need brand name, model and serial number & TVs diameter
of the tube and if color or black and white
|6/. Copy of insurance
policy (if applicable)
||7/. Shipper's contact
address and phone number here in Thailand.
When importing to Thailand. Check this statement:
- Your partner can get import taxes exemption if she/he has been living in another country more than 1 year. If not only clothing can get exemption.
Import taxes & only the exemption of personal effects not household goods.
- Our company can handle containers from overseas. We can handle with no hassle.
We also explain the procedure until you clear before go ahead, no hiden charges or surprise costs.
- You can send a list with value then we can advise roughly the import taxes.
- We have been in business over 25 years with foreign reps in our Company as well as Thai
Personal effects are classified as Clothing, Shoes, Books plus sufficient routine living stuff.
CUSTOMER MUST BE IN THAILAND TO CLEAR
All shipments subject to inspection so when sending goods always be aware of this.
Anyone with a full year Work Permit (or
one year Visa) and returning Thai residents who have lived more than one
year abroad will be considered for duty-free exemption.
Customer allowed duty-free import of one
air and one sea shipment from country of last residence
Shipment must not arrive before the
Goods must arrive no later than six
months after the date on the Work Permit
Goods must originate from the same
country as the customer
DUTY ON RESTRICTED ITEMS
New items (over six months old) require
invoices. In fact try to have invoices for most things
Works of art and antiquities and this includes Buddhas even made of plastic and bought on the street they must be classified by the Fine Arts Dept so be aware of this
HIGH DUTIES apply to stereo and video
equipment, all appliances, luxury items, carpets, foodstuff, and office
equipment Only one of each type of electrical appliance is allowed,
duplicate appliances will be charged full duties. Computers, fax
machines and phones can cause problems so differentiate household from
business as dutiable office equipment.
Narcotics and drugs. Medical equipment.
Gold and silver
Plants (Health Certificate required).
Several plant and fruits are prohibited (inquire before importing)
Firearms, weapons, ammunition and
dangerous objects (subject to taxes and licensing, which take very long;
goods of this type MUST NOT BE INCLUDED in household goods shipment).
Radio equipment and transmitters of any kind
Automobiles and motorcycles heavily taxed
and require approval from the Ministry of Commerce prior to forwarding
of vehicle from origin. Water vehicles (must prove legal ownership) [ Customs
on importing cars ]
Animals subject to duties. Information
such as sex, name, age and breed should be provided to Destination Agent
well in advance of importation of animal. Quarantine may be required but
Health Certificate providing evidence
that rabies vaccination has been administered seven days prior to
Certificate of Vaccination, Pedigree (if
FOR ALL IMPORT CLEARANCE WE CAN DO FOR YOU AND ARRANGE & DELIVER ANYWHERE .
SENDING GOODS OUT OF THAILAND:
When asking us for a quotation and you wish to send personal items please tell us exactly what you are shipping. Itemize all articles so we can tell you if you need fumigation, clearance from Customs and Fine Arts depts etc. We will not quote you if you do not list all items you wish to ship
Try to work out how many cubic metres you need to ship.
Min 1cbm and this means 1m x1m x1m.
If buying motorcycles you must have original invoice papers and ID, House reg of the first buyer from the Importer. If not customs will make a levy between 3-5000baht. If you have tabian (title) book then OK but you still must deregister the bike and pay any outstanding tax fees outstanding before they will issue the letter.
WE CAN HELP YOU AS WE SHIP MANY BIKES. Shipping crates can range from 1500 baht to 3000baht per cbm. Have cheap then you may find your goods may be damaged as all shipments will be forklifted and stacked sometimes 3-4 times. We can give you a rough estimate but you need to make sure you give the right dimensions and then allow us to see so we can tell you any changes of cbm you may need. Quotes are just indicative and can change now in 2008 due to the cost of fuel.
If buying cars & motor vehicles these must be dergistered first and we can assist you.
Works of art and antiquities and this includes Buddhas even made of plastic and bought on the street they must be classified by the Fine Arts Dept so be aware of this AS THE PRICE FOR CUSTOMS CAN BE ANYWHERE UP TO 3000BAHT JUST FOR CLEARANCE even though you only paid 1000baht on the street and its not antique. yOU ALSO NEED FUMIGATION FOR all wood products and crates.
BUDDHA HEADS OR STATUES:
Buddha heads are very sentitive for Thais to send so be aware as many shippers will not ship because of one item. All goods loaded and inside a wood crate must be fumigated. The Costs can vary but 2500baht per 1cbm crate one time up to 15cbm AND for a container.
Costs to clear range from 5000baht to 100,000baht to get Customs clearance so be specific when you are shipping your goods.
If you want door to door try to get an agent in your country yourself to arrange or look at our list on [ Freight Agents]
We mainly ship port to port and then send the receiver of the goods the Bill of Lading and shipping documents for one to clear customs. Its pretty easy to clear yourself and we tell those who come to us for shipping.
Packing yes we can help you pack. But you need to tell us complete list of what you are sending as this must go on a packing list.
IF YOU NEED FURTHER HELP JUST EMAIL US OR CALL
OUR SHIPPING IS OVERSEEN BY OUR KIWI (NZ) PARTNER