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I will be moving to Chiang Mai on a marriage non-immigrant O visa and wish to send my personal household goods to Chiang Mai.

 

Essentially this will consist of kitchen utensils, cutlery, washing machine, microwave, lounge and bedroom furniture (beds, tables, sofas) and a TV. There will also be some clothes and bedding.

 

Can anyone recommend an agent to get these cleared in BKK without having to pay a heavy import tax please?

 

Thanks 

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Is it worth the hassle and expense? You might do better to simply buy all new when you arrive.

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3 minutes ago, DaRoadrunner said:

Is it worth the hassle and expense? You might do better to simply buy all new when you arrive.

Well that's what I need to find out re cost of any import tax as my shipping costs are free....

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I don't know what country you are exporting from, but seek out a Thai freight forwarding company in your home country and have them send your things to you. With a good, long established Thai company who knows what they are doing, you won't pay a Satang in import duty.

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stament said:

Essentially this will consist of kitchen utensils, cutlery, washing machine, microwave, lounge and bedroom furniture (beds, tables, sofas) and a TV. There will also be some clothes and bedding.

 

In November I also will be shipping household goods to Chiang Mai from US.  Theoretically used household goods for long-term visa holders and returning Thai citizens are duty free with certain restrictions.

 

I'm guessing you're from Canada or USA so you will have 110V goods.  I plan on selling/donating almost all my 110V items and replacing with 220V goods from Thailand.  I will ship some dual voltage goods such as TV's, computers and a few electronics that run on DC from plug in converters.

 

I would recommend you not take your washing machine or your microwave and make sure your TV will accept 220V.

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From the UK but shipping from UAE. All electrical stuff works fine in both countries.

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11 hours ago, elektrified said:

I don't know what country you are exporting from, but seek out a Thai freight forwarding company in your home country and have them send your things to you. With a good, long established Thai company who knows what they are doing, you won't pay a Satang in import duty.

Not an option as my company who is paying use the same shipper.

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42 minutes ago, stament said:

Ok will ask them then, thanks for the tip.

 

4 hours ago, Bill97 said:

If he is any good he should be able to tell you the duties and clear it for you.

Here's the link to Thai customs page regarding importation of used household goods by non-residents.

Thai customs

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On 8/12/2019 at 10:14 AM, gamb00ler said:

 

Here's the link to Thai customs page regarding importation of used household goods by non-residents.

Thai customs

Just doesnt matter though.. The rules can say anything, once they have your stuff they will determine how much you want it (if not using a good connected agent). 

 

 

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7 minutes ago, LivinLOS said:

Just doesnt matter though.. The rules can say anything, once they have your stuff they will determine how much you want it (if not using a good connected agent). 

 

 

Gotta love Thai rules.....

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All of which brings us back to the original question:- Anyone know a well connected customs clearing agent?

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1 hour ago, DaRoadrunner said:

All of which brings us back to the original question:- Anyone know a well connected customs clearing agent?

Customs clearance should be part of the package arranged with the shipper, included in his responsibilities so he can deliver to your door here.  The good ones all do it.

 

Customs clearance requirements depend on the shipping documents prepared by the shipper.  

 

See post #4.

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28 minutes ago, Dante99 said:

Customs clearance should be part of the package arranged with the shipper, included in his responsibilities so he can deliver to your door here.  The good ones all do it.

 

Customs clearance requirements depend on the shipping documents prepared by the shipper.  

 

See post #4.

Ah ok I didn't realise customs clearance was part of it. I will speak to the company shipping firm.

 

Many thanks

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