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Post by Jello » June 27, 2013, 3:31 pm

As I know others of you have, I've taken trips back to my home country and come back to Thailand with a suitcase full of goods for my personnel use. I've never given any thought to declaring these items as there for personnel use, but...
If you are bringing in with you the items with total combined value more than 10,000 baht, these items are subject to import taxes and duties. A flat rate of duty will be applied
http://www.customs.go.th/wps/wcm/connec ... inthailand
It doesn't take too much to go over the 10K baht limit. Do any of you declare you stuff at customs? If so, what did you have to pay for duty? What's the "flat rate"?

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Post by WBU ALUM » June 27, 2013, 3:37 pm

I walk through the turnstiles leisurely and smiling, and with my head held high. Never stop.

After getting two boxes (both 2-foot cubes) of used clothing tagged for 36,000 baht in fees, I don't volunteer a damn thing to Thai Customs. They've gotten more than a pound of flesh outta me.

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Post by WBU ALUM » June 27, 2013, 3:44 pm

Jello wrote:What's the "flat rate"?
There is one published, but ...

It's been my experience that they charge anything they want to charge. Or they keep your stuff.

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Post by Astana » June 27, 2013, 4:19 pm

What's worse if you don't pay they not only can keep your stuff but charge you rental for the space it takes up.

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Post by 747man » June 27, 2013, 5:26 pm

About 15 Years Ago,We came back into Don Muang from Manchester, I Had a Brand New "Flymo " Lawn Mower ( You could'nt get them here at the time ) Plus 2 Sunbathing Loungers ( Plastic Type, Again Not available here ) We went to go through the Green Channel,But were stopped by customs,He asked for 11,000 Baht in duty,My Wife spoke to him saying You must be joking,Right ?? I Said tell him I'll give him a 1,000 Baht without getting a reciept..........He Happily Accepted.......

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Post by merchant seaman » June 27, 2013, 5:53 pm

Surely you didn't pay a bribe to a Gov't official who was just doing the job he is paid to do?
No man has a good enough memory to be a succesful liar.

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Post by 747man » June 27, 2013, 6:11 pm

merchant seaman wrote:Surely you didn't pay a bribe to a Gov't official who was just doing the job he is paid to do?
Now MS,Would I do that ?? I just GAVE Him a FEW Cups of Tea...... :lol: :lol:

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Post by FrazeeDK » June 27, 2013, 7:40 pm

I know a couple of career Thai Customs officers.. Both women.. Once bought a house in Los Angeles for her son to live in while he attends university there... It must be tough living on those low civil service salaries..
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Post by Williamvial » July 20, 2016, 9:27 am

So you think there will be duty on it?

If I have to mess around going to customs offices and paying extra I will probably wait until Gittigidiyor has them. I was hoping that being non-electrical it would be exempt.

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Re: Customs Duty

Post by K1w1nev » November 25, 2016, 6:37 pm

Can anyone tell me what the procedure is to import a quad bike from china,buying it is no problem but i don't know what the Thai, government charges are i have heard they are fairly high.

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