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Dhl Customs Charges Again

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Thanks for the responses, heres todays deal, ( i am quoting this off the receipt ) assessed value 3.496.61,.( 65 gbp ) freight 11340,( thats incorrect ,it was 135 pounds,) ins 34.96,?.duty 30per cent 4461,vat 1354,total 5815.duty handling fee 200baht,vat 14baht,total 6029 baht,, :)

How is 30% of 65GBP 4461bht? They're having a laugh. Send it back.

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Thanks for the responses, heres todays deal, ( i am quoting this off the receipt ) assessed value 3.496.61,.( 65 gbp ) freight 11340,( thats incorrect ,it was 135 pounds,) ins 34.96,?.duty 30per cent 4461,vat 1354,total 5815.duty handling fee 200baht,vat 14baht,total 6029 baht,, :)

How is 30% of 65GBP 4461bht? They're having a laugh. Send it back.

The CIF charge is applicable on the transport cost also,( it still dosent tally ). :D

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Thai Customs Codes and Tariffs - navigate your way from the following page, guys:

http://igtf.customs.go.th/igtf/en/main_frame.jsp

You are looking for a 6 digit number - remember as well, that alot of things can be described with, or using more than 6 digit code - so look around, you can often find a 6 code that accurately describes the contents of the parcel but which could save you quite a bit of duty.

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You could refuse it and send it back but I refused one once, and it never arrived back with the sender.

They might want you to refuse it really so that they can keep it for themselves. :)

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You could refuse it and send it back but I refused one once, and it never arrived back with the sender.

No, because it ended in a home of a Thai :)

@ OP: :D

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Thai Customs Codes and Tariffs - navigate your way from the following page, guys:

http://igtf.customs.go.th/igtf/en/main_frame.jsp

You are looking for a 6 digit number - remember as well, that alot of things can be described with, or using more than 6 digit code - so look around, you can often find a 6 code that accurately describes the contents of the parcel but which could save you quite a bit of duty.

Here goes the story from my understanding .......... WCO came up with the enhance version of the Harmonization Coding System for member countries to adopted into their custom mechanisms. All member countries (most countries in the world) must comply with the first 6 (or 4) digits, then the last four digits can be differentiated depending on the subsidizing/trade barrier/profit custom schemes. So, the natural trading statistics will eventually be reflected upon the custom's customizations. Other major influence would be the domestic demand. ..... That's all.

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Unbelievable! After searching high and low for a Baby's playpen here I contacted friends in the UK.

They got me a top of the range model from 'Mothercare' for 99.00 GBP. They contacted DHL

for a quote to send it to me here in Pattaya, Thailand and were quoted 200.00 GBP.

After thinking about it I decided to go ahead, my friends in the UK were told there would be no

other charges this end. Having lived in this country for 19 years I knew better. A few months ago

I bought a new putter from Edwin Watts in USA, the putter cost US$300, I had to pay 1,500 baht

this end. Working on these numbers I figured 1,000 baht, tops! For the playpen.

4,300 baht!!!!!!!

I've been in touch with DHL Thailand and have a lady "Looking into it". Will keep you posted.

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It happens more often with courier services like DHL. Don't use them.

They have professionally disqualified them from the Thai market through not establishing a better, fairer and more transparent working relation with the customs department.

They're used only by institutions that don't care about cost.

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This also works in reverse.

I used to work for TNT in Scandinavia, where we would regularly receive packages from Thailand containing clothing-samples, sent by local manufacturers out here who were quoting to supply retailers in Sweden and Finland. Our job was just to clear/deliver the consignments a.s.a.p., that's what the courier-product promises !

Weeks after receiving/delivering the inbound-consignments, we would receive the invoice from Customs, and pass-on the charges at-cost to the receivers, with no extra fees added. They regularly objected to what their own governments had charged for the imports. This was understandable IMO, as these were trade-samples of no commercial value, but it didn't stop the Customs from wanting to charge for them.

Our view was that, in signing to receive the goods, the receivers also were accepting any charges which their governments chose to levy upon the inbound-goods. The only exception was where the sender had undertaken to pay these costs themselves, as part of the cost of quoting to hopefully win the order, in those cases we would recharge the duties to the sending-country/consignor. They too did not enjoy paying up-to several times the true value, of the items sent.

I also used to send, several years later, 20 kg packages of clothes/souvenirs from Thailand to the UK, and became used to more-often-than-not having to pay the postman GBP 20-30 per parcel, for Customs-duties. Part of the cost of doing business.

I'd advise the OP to purchase the items in the USA, send them to a friend there, and get the friend to bring them over in-their-luggage, next time they visit Thailand. This is how I source 2nd-hand/new books/music-CDs/DVDs from Amazon in the UK, for my own personal use.

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I had a couple of situations with educational book shipment from school being taxed. but i refused shipment and when book was resent, no charge....just like it was for the first 5-6 shipments.

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