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Customs Department reports successful crackdown

By Supachai Phetchthewee
The Nation

 

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The Customs Department reported success in its crackdown on import tax evasion and the smuggling of banned items in June, leading to 1,798 cases worth Bt514 million in damages, which are now being prosecuted, department spokesman Chaiyuth Khamkhun announced at a press conference on Wednesday.

 

The 1,798 cases comprise 451 cases of smuggled brand-name products, cosmetics and agricultural products; 1,233 cases in which people avoided paying full tax on importing electrical appliances and other commodities; and 114 cases in which people smuggled prohibited items such as goods that violate the Property Rights Law, ivory and e-cigarettes. 

 

In addition to its efforts to suppress smuggling and import tax evasion, the Customs Department is also intercepting electronic and plastic garbage, Chaiyuth said. During 2018-2019, the agency made arrests and intercepted plastic garbage in 103 cases covering 4,043 tonnes worth Bt17 million, he added.

 

Source: https://www.nationthailand.com/news/30372744

 

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9 hours ago, webfact said:

intercepting electronic and plastic garbage

Interesting - importing garbage to Thailand - wonder which country would it be that ships it's crap to Thailand 🤔

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Excise tax is basically official theft, anywhere on the planet. The ultimate in helping themselves to other people's industry and trade deals.

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So that's what happened to the two birthday parcels my kids sent me about three months back! I did tell the kids not to bother, once bitten and all that.

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So that's what happened to the two birthday parcels my kids sent me about three months back! I did tell the kids not to bother, once bitten and all that.
Seems a bit unfair on your kids! Why not just pay the duty?

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Items you can't obtain here they like to tax along with personal items 

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5 hours ago, jabis said:

Interesting - importing garbage to Thailand - wonder which country would it be that ships it's crap to Thailand 🤔

That info is to be found at immigration I'd think. 😍

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5 hours ago, Small Joke said:

What other country various authorities holds endless little pressers with photo ops and diagrams, unless it's a massive bust like Epstien (if only we saw that here -and it wasn't related to a political foe).

 

This should be in some industry publication, it's not really news, it's a government department advertorial. 

 

Just get on with it, we don't need to know!

Yep, just doing their job.  Traffic police take note, do yours 😉 

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3 hours ago, brewsterbudgen said:

Seems a bit unfair on your kids! Why not just pay the duty?

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Who do you blame?  Customs? Logistics providers? Post office?.  If you use tracking that mostly ends as "delivery attempt unsuccessful - returned" - straight int to black hole reserved for portable and attractive items.

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Selective enforcement I’m sure-why is everything a crackdown ?  They just can’t seem to do their jobs consistently 

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On 7/11/2019 at 1:59 PM, jesimps said:

So that's what happened to the two birthday parcels my kids sent me about three months back! I did tell the kids not to bother, once bitten and all that.

I think i've shipped over a 100 packages from the US in the last 3 years here, with every imaginable item you could think of, including some limited edition Automatic Watches. Only one package got lost, and that was because USPS (i use them exclusively) lost it. I have also had only 3 of them come through with a request from Thai customs for a fee (based on weight only), each about 700-800 baht. Not bad in my estimation, so who are you using for shipping?

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On 7/11/2019 at 1:15 PM, Isaanbiker said:

I'm wondering what happened to all the Rolex watches? 

Real or knock-off's? 

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