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BANGKOK 25 April 2019 01:15
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Want to send a friend a couple of gifts in Thailand.I would definitely not want them to pay,any custom and excise duties,should there be any charges.Doe anyone know the allowable amount can be sent taxes exempt for a thai person.

 

Any helpful info greatly appreciated.Oh will be shipping via Fed Ex.

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Depends entirely on the type of goods and value.

There is a "customs calculator" in the "post office" section at the top of this forum.

 

Make sure you do not use any form of courier service.(if possible) as that will ensure duty/taxes and other "fees".

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Complete pot luck. I have paid 30% before on items I already owned that were sent over from England. However, my wife's friend in America recently sent her over some trainers that were valued at 8000b, there was no import duty for some reason. 

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13 minutes ago, Mahseer said:

Send books which are duty free.

Unless they are sent by courier in which case they charge you duty...................................

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1 minute ago, mokwit said:

Unless they are sent by courier in which case they charge you duty...................................

Correct. Only thing I courier is important documents.

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And you thought immigration was problematic?  I would rather go sit at the police station for a while than have to go to Customs...Police are usually a lot more reasonable.  "we can send them back, or you can go to jail," they once told a friend about his box of cigars from HKG...paying wasnt even an option (on that day).

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7 hours ago, cbc said:

Any helpful info greatly appreciated.Oh will be shipping via Fed Ex.

 

Do NOT (that's not) ship by FedEx. Tax and duties are guaranteed with any of the couriers.

 

Regular tracked post will do the job nicely and likely get through unmolested.

 

What do you intend sending?

 

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Do NOT (that's not) ship by FedEx. Tax and duties are guaranteed with any of the couriers.
 
Regular tracked post will do the job nicely and likely get through unmolested.
 
What do you intend sending?
 


Sorry if I should have started a new thread.

I just ordered some cool clothing from a retailer in Japan and they are sending it EMS.

Now someone told me to expect some big Import Duties and/or Taxes.

I will look at the Post Office Sticky as a suggestion above but what other insight can you give me?
Should I try and cancel the shipment?
Its about THB 7,000 (including item cost, insurance & EMS).

Any help appreciated.


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Can’t figure out how to edit.

 

If I am just here as a Tourist and going back to Canada in 20 days then do I still have to pay Import Duty or can I show I am transiting with Items purchased from Japan and shipped by EMS here?

 

Is EMS a Courier?

 

 

 

 

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I tried to use Charlies Sticky but could not find a link to the right info and the calculator gave me an error message.


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EMS stands a good chance of getting through.

 

Clothing can be a bit of a lottery on duty / tax. 

 

I too have some clothing coming from China EMS, it's the first time I've tried so I have an open mind as to exactly what will be billed. 30% + VAT is possible. 

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Hello and thanks Crossy.

 

I suppose I will just have to keep my fingers crossed, eh?

 

But if they insist on 30% then can I just refuse the package without getting in trouble with Thai Customs? Meanwhile I will explain to merchant and notify it may get sent back and to resend to me in Canada.

 

 

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Just one remark about Thai customs, they are not stupid and they do check things at times.

 

Today i received a Sennheiser MB Pro 2 UC, the seller from the UK had put 50 GBP on it as a value, customs opened it saw wat it was and put the price at 7600 baht correct price.

 

So i was slapped with 10% over 7600 + 7% on the whole amount. So in total i paid a little under 1.400 bt in taxes.

 

So putting lower prices on stuff does not always work.

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Someone actually suggested doing this on a clothing forum but I said, “I bet Thai Customs knows how to use Google”.

Lol




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