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more shooting in own foot ?...

Post by kopkei » July 17, 2019, 8:58 am

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Re: more shooting in own foot ?...

Post by DuiDui49 » July 17, 2019, 10:32 am

Google Traanslated the text like this:
The Department of Public Health has brought the product to use by itself not less than 20,000 baht. No tax, except for selling products. Must pay all taxes Even if the price is not more than 2 thousand, suggest to request the staff receipt every time Complaint if found a corrupt officer

Mr. Chaiyut Khamkhun, Consultant for Customs Control System Development As a spokesman for the Customs Department revealed that in the case of passengers posting messages on social media Wondering about the taxation for the import of passengers on the airport The Customs Department would like to clarify that Passengers will be exempt from duty for personal goods for their own use. Or use in a profession worth not more than 20,000 baht, must not be prohibited, such as drugs, electric cigarettes, etc., must have a license (Restricted goods) such as firearms, plants, etc. and without commercial characteristics

However, if passengers bring items that are worth more than 20,000 baht or are items that are commercial or goods for sale Even if the value is not more than 20,000 baht, such goods are taxable Which passengers can come to show the goods for taxation That the check box has a must-declare (red channel) and if the item is a restricted item That item must be allowed to be imported from relevant agencies first

For import tax rates Will vary according to the type and product type, such as 20% bags, 5% watches, 30% cosmetics, 30% belts, etc. and these products must include VAT (Vat) for another 7%. Also, all tax fees that must be paid are import duties Combined with VAT, such as buying a bath set, using a value of 1,500 baht, will be charged at the rate of 30% or tax only 450-500, etc. As for the case of complaints that Buy a bath set of 1,500 baht, tax up to 10,000 baht. Think that the owner of the post may not be able to tell all the details.

"For those who are afraid of importing products for their own use Will be seen as selling products This depends on the type of product being brought and the quantity that is brought in. If about 1-3 pieces, the department staff will Probably do not think that the product is trading However, according to the law, does not specify how much goods are imported to be called for commercial use. Which is here at the discretion of the staff "

If the passenger loses the product tax Must receive a receipt from the staff every time If the receipt is not received, the authority will be considered abusive. Can complain For those who do not want to pay import duty, if they are taxed, they can be lifted to the government.

"If passengers think that they are not justified by the taxation of customs officers Or witnessing corruption and misconduct of the customs authorities Can file complaints via various channels, including telephone, hotline, receiving complaints, 1332 complaints via Application LINE ID: @customshearing Complain yourself through the Coordinating Center to resolve the complaint according to the "Customs Bell" project of each government agency that you use the service. Including sending a post to the Department of Customs or sending an e-mail to "

In addition, they can also file complaints by themselves at the Ethics Protection and Promotion Group at the Customs Department or through the GCC 1111 Office of the Prime Minister. In addition, you can also appeal to other government agencies, such as the Office of the National Anti-Corruption Commission (NCC). G.) The Office of the Auditor General (OAG) or through the media However, if there is any additional questions, please contact the customs officer at the airport customs office.
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Re: more shooting in own foot ?...

Post by tamada » July 18, 2019, 8:34 am

A slightly mangled translation but looks like they're trying to define what needs to be declared and what doesn't. I think Customs authorities in most countries have a stated value or quantity of anything that broadly identifies whether something is for personal use or resale. Thailand setting the bar at (approximately) US$650 bucks looks about right.

It also suggests that the Customs must provide the passenger a receipt either for any import duties paid as well as for any goods seized. They do that in other countries as well.

It also points towards the appeal process and also the procedure for reporting corruption which would cover unwarranted goods seizure, not getting a receipt and the passenger possibly being solicited for a bribe?

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