Sunday, April 10, 2011

Customs Law in Thailand




Customs
This is NOT something to be ignored. 

You must realize that Violators of laws related to illicit drugs, .e.g., having and holding for use, or being a producer, seller, or transporter are subject to the death sentence. 

This site is a good guide as what you cannot bring in or take out of Thailand.


You are only allowed to import 200 cigarettes 
   - you can be detained and fined if more are purchased
You are only allowed to import one litre of alcohol
   - you can be detained and fined if more is purchased
You are only allowed to import 250 grams of tobacco
   - you can be detained and fined if more is purchased


DUTY FREE purchased during your trip must be kept in the bags in which they were sold.  IF the bag was sealed request that it is AND it must NOT be opened
   – your items can be confiscated if sealed bags are open.


Cameras, video cameras and portable computers must be declared to the Customs officer in order to confirm outbound accompaniment upon re-entry to Thailand


Jewellery and ornaments are required to go through the Customs formalities at the Outbound Section, Passenger Control Division, Bangkok International Airports Customs Bureau

Prohibited goods
Drugs, pornographic materials, protected wild animals or related products, etc.  Violators of laws related to illicit drugs e.g., having and holding, holding for use, or being a producer, seller, or the carrier are subject to the death sentence

Restricted goods
         Goods; the import and export of which are restricted by law and therefore require a permit from the related government agencies. 

The following items require a permit from the government agency concerned in order to go through the custom's formalities
- Fire-arms, ammunitions, explosives (Office of National Police)
- Buddha images, artefacts and antiques (Fine Arts Department)
- Radio transceivers / telecommunications equipment (Post & Telegraph Dept)
- Plants and planting materials (Department of Agriculture)
- Live animals and animal products (Department of Live Stock Development)
- Medicines and chemical products (Office of Food and Drugs Administration)

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