COUNTRIES IMPORT GUIDES

THAILAND

KEY CONTROLLED COMMODITIES

ANTIQUES OR OBJECTS OF ART THAT ORIGINATED IN FOREIGN COUNTRY

WEAPONS AND THEIR COMPONENTS, AMMUNITION, EXPLOSIVES, FIREWORKS

WILD FAUNA, FLORA, FISH AND OTHER AQUATIC FAUNA

HAZARDOUS SUBSTANCES

ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES

GOLD (EXCEPT GOLD JEWELRY)

FOOD, PHARMACEUTICAL PRODUCTS, COSMETICS, AND MEDICAL ITEMS

DRONES, 3D PRINTERS, RADIO TRANSMITTER AND RECEIVERS

The importation of pharmaceutical products, food products, cosmetics, medical items, nutritional products, dangerous objects, drugs, volatile substances must be conducted in accordance with the provisions of law, for each product category. Importers must apply for the Import permit by themselves before shipment arrival. If the importer fails to have the Import license before shipment arrival, a penalty of 10% on duty, or a maximum of THB 20,000 will be imposed on the importer.

KEY PROHIBITED COMMODITIES

GOODS WITH THAI NATIONAL FLAG

FAKE ROYAL SEALS/OFFICIAL SEALS

NARCOTICS E.G. MARIJUANA, HEMP, OPIUM, COCAINE, MORPHINE, HEROIN

OBSCENE OBJECTS/ LITERATURE/ PICTURES AND PORNOGRAPHIC MATERIALS

IPR INFRINGING GOODS E.G. MUSICAL TAPE, CD, VDO, COMPUTER SOFTWARE, ETC AND COUNTERFEIT TRADEMARK GOODS

DUTY & TAX

Import Duty, Tax and VAT exemption threshold: BHT 1,500

Tax: 7% VAT applicable to shipments with value above BHT 1,500

Value for duty and tax assessment: VAT is calculated based on the Cost, Insurance and Freight (CIF) value of the shipments.

KEY PROHIBITED COMMODITIES

For more information please visit www.customs.go.th

VIETNAM

KEY CONTROLLED COMMODITIES

JEWELRY: JEWELRY CAN BE IMPORTED AS A PERSONAL GIFT IF THE CONSIGNEE IS ABLE TO PROVE THAT IT IS NOT FOR COMMERCIAL PURPOSES.

BOOKS, BROCHURES AND PUBLICATIONS ARE SUBJECT TO INSPECTION BY THE MINISTRY OF CULTURE, SPORTS AND TOURISM.

COSMETICS: IMPORT LICENSE IS REQUIRED FOR ALL COSMETIC SHIPMENTS EXCEPT PERSONAL GIFTS (FROM INDIVIDUAL TO INDIVIDUAL) WITH VALUE LESS THAN VND 2,000,000.

KEY PROHIBITED COMMODITIES

SECOND-HAND GOODS, INCLUDING: CLOTHING, CELLULAR TELEPHONES, ELECTRICAL AND ELECTRONIC PRODUCTS, MEDICAL DEVICES, AND OTHERS.

WEAPONS AND EXPLOSIVES

DUTY & TAX

Duty and tax exemption: Imports sent by express delivery services whose customs value is not exceeding VND 1,000,000 or where total applied duty is less than VND 100,000 are exempt from import duties

Tax: A VAT tax rate of 5% or 10% is levied on shipments above VND 1,000,000.

Value for duty and tax assessment: Import duty and tax are calculated based on the total value of FOB invoice value plus freight charge.

KEY PROHIBITED COMMODITIES

  • The consignee’s telephone number, if available, should appear on the invoice.
  • Dutiable goods and goods that are subject to licensing requirements and/or inspection by customs and other government agencies will be declared and cleared separately.

Full list available at the Customs website:
https://www.customs.gov.vn/default.aspx /