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THAI CUSTOMS DEPARTMENT

Customs Procedures for Postal Parcels


   1. Functions

The Postal Customs House is responsible for customs control on postal items, such control is exercised through selective inspection of postal items both imported and exported by mail, assessing and collecting duties payable, and through supervising the depositing and mailing of postal items.


    2. Location

The Postal Customs House is located at Bangkok Mail Centre, Rongmuang Road, Patumwan District, Bangkok 10000, Tel. 022150966-8, near the Hua Lamphong Railway station, behind Wat Duang Khae.


    3. Categories of Postal Items

Postal items sent from abroad to Thailand are subject to selective inspection by the Customs officers and can be categorized into 3 groups as follows:


Group 1

Postal items sent by mail and the value of each does not exceed 1,000 baht or trade samples of no commercial value are exempted from duty. The Customs officers will deliver such items to the Communication Authority of Thailand for further distribution to the consignees.


Group 2

Postal items, regardless of the number of packages, sent by mail as personal effects, gifts or trade samples of no commercial value sent at the same time by one consigner to another consignee or arriving simultaneously with a declared value not exceeding 20,000 baht and regardless of the implied amount of duties payable, the customs officers will independently make assessment of their value and deliver such items to the Communication Authority of Thailand for delivery to the consignees from whom duties will be collected on behalf of the Customs.


Group 3

For postal items other than Group 1 and Group 2, the Customs officers will select and deliver such items to the Communication Authority of Thailand for storage in the Postal Customs Warehouse pending the consignees taking delivery of a same.

For goods of Group 2, the Customs officers will open the packages with the presence of officers from the Communication Authority of Thailand to inspect jointly and make assessment of goods. The officers of the Communication Authority of Thailand will securely seal the packages with plastic tape before stamping the packages as having been inspected by the Customs. Officers of Communication Authority of Thailand will then make delivery of such packages and collect duties on behalf of the Customs.

If the consignees of postal items disagree with any duties assessment , this has to be put in writing submitted to the Chief of Postal Customs House for delivery to the officers of the Communication Authority of Thailand so that further action can be taken as requested by the consignee.

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