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17 minutes ago, Orton Rd said:

 

You might not be so lucky when they start to x ray all incoming bags, the op was just unlucky to get picked out, had my bag x rayed last year at customs.

They scanned my bag in August, it had a coffee machine in it 🙂

They didn't even ask to look at it...

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That is the case however its 3 months per person - if you can produce other passports or copies of they should give it back.  Best thing is to get it here through iherb who now have a thai site.  its about the same for most.  Only unusual products not included here.

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20 hours ago, EVENKEEL said:

Bring a bunch in myself every entry, no plomem. 

BUT have you been STOPPED AND XRAYED with them?

Many foriegners are not stopped and walk right through....

Just the luck of each of us.......

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1 hour ago, justin case said:

99 percent of the world has not enough stomach acid when getting older to digest food

 

you don't need less stomach acid, you need more

 

APPLE CIDER VINEGAR (villa market) , one teaspoon in a glass of water 15-30 min before a meal

 

 

They are for bad reflux. Had the issue for years. Dont tell me I dont need them, I tried coming off them and was worse.

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• The import of drugs, foods, and supplementary products requires prior licensing from the Food and Drug Administration, the Ministry of Health.

www.customs.go.th

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2 hours ago, justin case said:

free shipping ? when is the last time you ordered ? now it is 150 - 350 baht shipping for items that is not a small bottle

I put in an order yesterday and it was free shipping! seems to be "pot luck" now, sometimes you have to pay for shipping, other times not!

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On 10/13/2019 at 8:03 AM, TimLMT said:

I brought a rather large supply of supplements into the country

By your own admission!

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On 10/14/2019 at 8:39 AM, robblok said:

Supplements are a lot more expensive in this country. Crazy more expensive. 

So true. When compared to online sources, some of the supplements I looked at were four or five times the price in Thailand stores. Also, you really don't have the same wide selection here. Only supplements I buy here are Boots brand fish oil and multivitamins. All the rest are bought online and so far (touch wood) I have never had a problem with deliveries and customs. I would not buy loads of supplements to bring in with my luggage because of the potential problems. 

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On 10/13/2019 at 8:19 AM, TimLMT said:

hey steven, not finding google very effective at the moment... I am looking for the specific reason they were taken as a starting point.  are we not allowed to bring supplements? should I have declaired them?

Why did they go through your bags on arrival? Any obvious reason? 

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22 hours ago, wazzadg44 said:

I have brought into Thailand , thru Swampy ,6 months supply of two prescription medicines on many occasions. Always in carry on luggage and never been asked/searched once. Both are available here but terribly expensive. The Australian PBS  helps with the cost.

There is always a first time.

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In the many times I have travelled overseas through the Thai customs machine, going through BKK I have never gotten my bag scanned, same at DMK. However in the rare case i have terminated an overseas trip directly in CM, they quite often Xray bags. once had to pay 2000baht duty on my 3d printer. I ebb with caution now, except lately they either don't check, or they say only need to check one bag, which is strange.  The last time through BKK there was a line of Chinese waiting to get scanned at the Xray, and I just sailed right past without a word.

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Pretty much all countries have their rules regarding the quantity of supplements you're allowed to bring in.

 

   One reason might be that you can get various stuff cheaper in the West and you could resell it. It's more an International rule. 

 

    But you can get all under a different brand here. 

 

Here's part of a German custom's website that explains it:

 

"In this connection you should be aware that products that are freely traded in your own country such as food supplements, vitamin preparations, or purely vegetable natural medicines, may be treated as medicinal products in Germany, and therefore fall within the scope of the Medicinal Products Act, particularly where they are presented as agents for the treatment of illnesses. The provisions of the medicinal products legislation of the country in which such preparation is being offered or sold are not of relevance here.

 

 https://www.zoll.de/EN/Private-individuals/Travel/Entering-Germany/Restrictions/Medicinal-products-and-narcotics/medicinal-products-and-narcotics_node.html

   

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In 6 years never had my bags searched. You just lucky??  I've had my share of Immigration Officer proctology exams but never a bag search.  Anyway if they think you are making money for any reason and don't have paperwork to support it expect them to side on screwing you and seizing your stuff.  Going and searching for the law that outlines their actions or even hiring a lawyer to fight that battle will end with you right back where you started. 

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