Prohibited Items

Item

Descriptions/Precautions

Detailed description

Regulation

Live animal

 

 

Prohibited

Human remains or ashes

 

 

Bullion (of any precious metal)

 

 

Cash (bank notes, currency notes and coins)

 

 

Loose precious stones

 

 

Illegal goods

 

Example : Drug, Pornography, Gambling equipment or any material that show dishonor to The Royal Family or Buddhism

Complete firearms, ammunition, explosives/explosive devices

 

Complete firearms & ammunition can be imported as restricted item. No delivery service provided.
- Require formal entry (Cat 4)
- Personal use only.
- Consignee must get import permit from department of Provincial Administration, Ministry of Interior before import.
- Invoice should state consignee's import permit number.

Restricted

Imitation or replica firearms, ammunition, explosives/explosive devices

 

Imitation or replica firearms, ammunition require import permit same as the complete firearms. No delivery service provided.

Antiques and works of art

 

Required import license from Fine Art Department.


Banderols/ tax stickers

A negotiable instrument that can be used to transfer value or payable to bearer.

Not affect to customs clearance but it may require a special handling & ensure insurance coverage.

Cigarettes

1. Personal used is not accepted.
2. Import is only allowed for authorized agent.
3 .Import license from Excise Department is required prior shipment arrival.

Dangerous goods

 

Aviation prohibited items such as flammable liquids or solids.
- MSDS Specification sheet
- Other supporting document according to actual commodities

Firearms parts

 

 Require import permit.

Fur and ivory

 

 

Jewellery, watches, precious metal (other than bullion)

 

Only restricted for "watches" with jewellery or value over 40,000 Baht

Negotiable instruments in bearer form (whether cash-like or not)

 

 

Toy guns, air guns

 

Can be imported as restricted item. Toy Guns required import permit from TISI. Air guns might require import permit same as completed firearms depends on its pressure.

Alcoholics Beverages

Required import license from Excise department and Food & Drug Administration prior to shipment arrival.

Wine and liquor are subject to import duty and tax over 400%, and only TH authorized company be allowed to sell the Alcohol

Only to the authorized dealer allowed to import.

Animal Products

Required license from Department of Livestock and/or from Department of Fishery.

Perishable products are not accepted.

Chemicals, non-hazardous

Import license required and MSDS (material Safety Data Sheet) must be included, expect delay 3-5 days. If without MSDS, an analysis may be conducted, expect delay up to 30 days.

- MSDS provided by manufacturer
- Specification sheet
- Other supporting document according to actual commodities

Communication equipment

Required import license from NBTC (Office of the National Broadcasting and Telecommunication Commissions), expect delays up to 5 working days.

 

Computer software

Copy or license fee must be stated on invoice for customs valuation.

 

Cosmetics

Required import license from Ministry of Health. If no license upon shipment arrival, license must be obtained by consignee and expected delay up to 30 days.

Medicine and supplement are restricted for personal used purpose (see no. 2 for references). Medical equipment, cosmetics and food stuffs are required import license

Drugs: non- prescription

Medicine and supplement are restricted for personal used purpose (see no. 2 for references).


Importer must get "Free Sales Certificate" from FDA. (Food & Drug Association)

 For both personal and business purpose,required  import license from FDA, Ministry of Health.

Drugs: prescription

Drugs with prescriptions are restricted for personal & business used purpose.

For authorized dealer, required import license from Ministry of Health (if no license provided, expected delay up to 30 days). For personal using purpose, consignee must have prescription from the hospital and be in reasonable quantities as per prescriptions ((if no prescriptions, shipment will be abandoned); drug store prescription are not allowed.

Electronics equipment

Lithium Battery/ Battery rechargeable for laptop and electrical appliance (new & used) must be approved import certification from Thai Industrial Standard Institute (TISI) or will be late to be released at least for 30 days.

About Electronic equipment and also included Battery into this item as well.

Foodstuffs

Required import license from Ministry of Health. If no license upon shipment arrival, license must be obtained by consignee and expected delay up to 30 days.

Perishable products are not accepted.

Furs

Required license from Department of Livestock and/or from Department of Fishery.

 

Grain sample

Required permit from Ministry of Commerce.

Require import license from FDA or original Phytosanitary Certificate and GMO (Genetically Modified Organisms) certification.

Liquids, non-hazardous

Import license required and MSDS (material Safety Data Sheet) must be included, expect delay 3-5 days. If without MSDS, an analysis may be conducted, expect delay up to 30 days.

- MSDS provided by manufacturer
- Specification sheet
- Other supporting document according to actual commodities

Measuring apparatus

Required import license from BWM (Bureau of Weight and Measures). After released from customs, released shipment will be certified by BWM and expect 5 working days delay.

a device for measuring a physical quantity i.e. Weighting Machine

Medical & dental supplies & equipment

Required import license from Ministry of Health (if no license upon shipment arrival, license must be obtained by consignee and expected delay up to 30 days).

Medical equipment is allowed to import only to authorized dealer who obtain Free Sales Certificate.

 

Military equipment

12. Required permits from Defence Industrial Department, expect delays up to 5 working days.

 

Mobile phones, accessories & component

Required import license from NBTC (Office of the National Broadcasting and Telecommunication Commissions), expect delays up to 5 working days.

 

Part, machine & electronic

Auto part, engine, tire, mirror and air bag are required permit from TISI.

All used item are prohibited. Safety mirror ( plus all kind of safety product i.e. safety belt) and air bag are required permit from TISI

Personal Effects

Non TH national must provide original passport and work permit (at least 12 months) to get some duty exemptions. TH national must stay at the country as stated on visa at least 12 months. Shipment must be exported from the country where visa stated. The exemption will be valid within 6 months of owner arrival. Import license will be required as per actual commodities.

Import license for Items such as medicine, food (of personal using purpose) carried back to TH is required.
Ans:  All supporting document i.e. ID card

Plant, Plant products

Required original Phytosanitary Certificate and GMO (Genetically Modified Organisms) certification; After released from customs, shipment will be quarantined up to 21 days by DOA (Department of Agriculture).

The certificate is required to provide by importer, then the customs broker process customs activity & quarantine process on behalf of importer.

Radar equip- transmitters/ receivers

Required import license from NBTC (Office of the National Broadcasting and Telecommunication Commissions), expect delays up to 5 working days.

 

Radio, radio equipment or parts

Required permit from Department of Atoms for Peace.

Required import license from NBTC (Office of the National Broadcasting and Telecommunication Commission or  permit from Department of Atoms for Peace

Seeds

Required original Phytosanitary Certificate and GMO (Genetically Modified Organisms) certification; After released from customs, shipment will be quarantined up to 21 days by DOA (Department of Agriculture).

 

Telecommunication equipment

Required import license from NBTC (Office of the National Broadcasting and Telecommunication Commissions), expect delays up to 5 working days.

 

Tobacco

1. Personal used is not accepted
2. Import is only allowed for authorized agent
3. Import license from Excise Department is required prior shipment arrival.

 

Toys

Required import license from TISI, even donation purpose, expect delay up to 5 working days.

Only small amount for personal use is permitted. All kind of toy is restricted and required import license, except any kind of prohibited item i.e. Gun Toy, Sex Toy.