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The verification process by Customs Department for sea cargo usually applies to import/export of goods in bulk or goods with origin from another continent because shipment takes time.


Importer-Exporter registration with Customs Department

Traders must register to be listed in Customs Department’s online database in order to perform electronic Customs formalities.


Registration is not required if goods, transportation and insurance fees are less than 1,500 Baht in total and are not prohibited or restricted goods.


Import Procedures


Import procedures 

Submit the form Kor Sor Kor 99/1 Import Entry with Excise Tax and VAT List for import of goods in all categories except those stated otherwise by Thai Customs.


Pay Tax (if required)

  1. Import Duty deposit and payment. Traders have options of placing a deposit and paying the import duty at Customs Office or via the bank’s e-Payment channel
  2. Placing a guarantee for import duty. Traders have options of placing a guarantee at Customs Office or via the banks’ e-Guarantee channel


Inspection and release of imported cargo

1. Inspection for cargo release will be conducted for two types of goods:

Inspection for cargo release will be conducted for two types of goods: required inspection (Red Line) and exempted from inspection (Green Line). After inspection, Customs officer will provide Import Entry declaration number and notify the trader via electronic channel and notify warehouse or berth of the Customs’ decision.


Inspection and release of imported cargo. This inspection is conducted at the berth at which the goods have arrived. However, the trader can request to move the goods and have them inspected for release outside of the arrival berth. The request has to be made in advance at the stage of preparing Import Entry declaration and submitting through e-Customs.

2. Present the Import Entry, Import Duty reciept

The importer presents the Import Entry, Import Duty receipt, and Deliver Order (D/O) to release the goods from the berth and transfer to warehouse/factory/company. 

Importers or Customs Brokers must keep invoices in the e-Customs system for at least six months for reference and verification with Import Entry after the inspection and release of goods. Information of these invoices must be printable upon request from the Customs Department, divided into following groups: 

  1. Import/Export invoice list by Declaration item
  2. Import/Export invoice list by Invoice item
  3. Import/Export invoice list

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