Tags : Customs


Thailand unveils VAT refund for tourists via mobile app

BANGKOK (NNT) – The Ministry of Finance has launched a blockchain technology project to enable foreign travelers to claim value-added tax refunds via a mobile application. The move is expected to increase tourist spending in the country by 10%. The Finance Minister, Uttama Savanayana, said the Revenue Department has joined hands with related agencies to […]Read More


Customs Department clarifies Customs Procedure for Air Passengers

BANGKOK, 17 July 2019 (NNT) – The Customs Department has issued a document clarifying the customs procedure for air passengers arriving in Thailand. According to the procedure, items that are exempted from duty include passengers’ accompanying belongings that are worth no more than 20,000 baht. If their belongings exceed 20,000 baht, they are liable for […]Read More


Customs to tighten up watch on couriers of brand-name products

The Customs Department will set up an intelligence gathering centre to keep track on people posing as passengers but in fact are couriers smuggling in brand-name products from overseas. These people often have customers who give them advance orders. Speaking at a customs seminar on Thursday, Customs Department director-general Kulis Sombatsiri said the department had […]Read More


Super Zara must pay 366 million baht to receive NGV

BANGKOK, 23 February 2017 (NNT) – The Customs Department has taken legal action against NGV bus importer Super Zara for trying to evade import taxes. According to Deputy Director-General of the Customs Department Chaiyuth Khamkun, Super Zara has been indicted for giving false information regarding its first batch of 99 imported NGV buses. The fines […]Read More


Bolivian arrested with B20m cocaine at Bangkok airport

A 45-year-old Bolivian man was arrested at Bangkok’s Suvarnabhumi airport en route to Cambodia after customs officers found 5.2 kilogrammes of cocaine worth about 20 million baht in his luggage. Customs Department deputy director-general Chamroen Photiyod told a press conference at his department on Wednesday that Jose Alberto Martinez Soto was arrested at the airport […]Read More


Thai Customs Dept joins anti-drug operation to quell drug smuggling

CHIANG RAI, March 4 – Thai Customs Department was ready to cooperate with relevant government agencies in efforts to suppress illicit drug smuggling in the northern region, according to Customs Director-General Somchai Pulsawas. Mr Somchai on Sunday said that he instructed customs officers in the northern region to work with other agencies to fight against […]Read More


1,800 tree monitor lizards seized enroute to China

BANGKOK, April 8 — Thailand’s Customs Department officials arrested a man in Prachuap Khiri Khan province for attempting to smuggle nearly 2,000 live tree monitor lizards worth more than Bt1.8 million to Bangkok. Customs Department Director-General Prasong Poontaneat told a press conference that a checkpoint set up at Silaloi sub district of Sam Roi Yot […]Read More